About Us

EB Architecture Ltd specialises in residential architectural design of new houses in Canterbury region. We are a small architectural design company that offers a personalised high-quality service with the goal of providing innovative and functional solutions for all our clients.

We provide a full design service from concept plans through to consent drawings and we liaise with councils on our clients behalf during the consenting process.

EB Architecture Ltd’s principal Emma Bainbridge began designing in Canterbury in 2001 and worked alongside her husband (a builder) to design and build their first few homes together.

Emma began designing for outside clients in 2005 helping her husband set up his award winning design & build company Bainbridge Homes and branched out into independent designing not long after this.

With many successful designs and satisfied design clients behind her she has earned a reputation in Canterbury for beautiful homes that stand out from the ordinary.

With an extensive background in all aspects of building, including looking after the majority of the sales and pricing over a 5 year period, she has a unique view of how to put a house design together and can work with her clients on set budgets, an area that can often run over when designers do not have enough experience with what materials cost.


Our real appreciation and thanks to you Emma for designing such a modern-looking yet classically designed home that fits in so well with its location. In addition, we would like to thank you for the way in which you were able to work in so well with our insurance company and its project managers, having so many parties involved in the design/build process was fraught with real risks of delay and complication. However, you were able to work effectively with us and all the other people involved to achieve a great outcome. No mean feat

Sue and Geoff Allen
340 Centaurus Road.

We are absolutely thrilled with our new home and love every inch of it. We now understand after living in our home for 2 months, what an outstanding job Emma did designing our home including many features we had given little thought to. The 2 storey layout is brilliant and it is perfectly sited on a small section making the most of our view over Lake Pegasus.
Charmaine & Stuart Gray
Lakeside Drive, Pegasus 
After working with Emma two times previously to design spec builds that were both functional and stood out from the ordinary, I decided to work with Emma on designing my own new home.  Emma nailed it with the first concept, the house was exactly what we wanted.  We are very excited about seeing it go up this year and can’t wait for the finished product.
Peter Diehl
Northbrook Waters, Rangiora