About Us

Our Company

LifeStyle Architectural Services was established in 2002 with the two Directors, Dayle Beuth & Bert de Graaf, combining their industry experience and design skills to provide an architectural design service. The Directors have over 40 year’s experience between them. They have worked in major housing companies and architectural offices, completing residential, educational, medical and commercial projects.

Both Directors are Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) and Professional members of Architectural Designers New Zealand (ADNZ). In addition to the two directors, LifeStyle Architectural Services has two partners Steve Loza and Scott Allen as well as a team of experienced designers, technicians and office administrators.

We have a very strong presence in both Residential and Early Childhood Education sectors and a reputation that has been built over 20 years with thousands of great outcomes for our cliental throughout New Zealand. Our architectural services range from design and resource consent documentation and project management of the resource consent process as well as a full building consent documentation service. So we cover all bases when it comes to your next project.

We can also assist with builder selection, site observation and leasing of your investment if you are building a childcare centre. We are proud of the work we have done so far over the past 20 years within the sector and we look forward to continuing the great outcomes.  

Our Team


Bert De Graaf

Director / Technical Manager

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My background is in designing homes with some of New Zealand’s leading home builders, and working on a variety of commercial projects. This has given me the skills as founding director to provide our clients with the top customer service and excellent design that LifeStyle Architectural Services has become known for over the past 17 years. I live in the foothills of the beautiful Waitakere Ranges with my wife and two children, and draw inspiration for my work from the natural environment around us. As a family we enjoy making the most of everything this area has to offer with bush walks and beaches on our doorstep. I also enjoy fishing up the coast with my friends, and travelling around New Zealand and beyond.


Dayle Beuth

Director / ECE Design Manager

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Dayle has over 25 years experience in the building sector, having worked in design and build companies before establishing LifeStyle Architectural Services in 2002. Dayles passion is working with early childhood services providers throughout the country to design purpose built centres, inspired spaces for children to learn and grow. This has led to LifeStyle Architectural Services becoming the foremost childcare centre designer in the country. Dayle values being part of the vibrant community of Lynfield, and Board Chair on a school board of trustees . Together with his wife Tracy and his three children they enjoy spending time at the kids sporting events ( Hockey, Soccer & Horse riding )


Steve Loza

Senior Partner / Special Projects

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I began working at Lifestyle Architectural Services in 2004 where I have been involved in a vast range of projects from residential, small to large scale multi-unit developments, childcare centres and commercial.  I have a passion for contemporary architecture and working with clients to deliver great outcomes that we can all be proud of.  Away from the office I enjoy sports and fitness plus spending valuable family time with my wife and two children.


Scott Allen


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I joined Lifestyle Architectural Services in 2012, with a strong technical and management background I have developed my design skills to complete award winning residential projects. I enjoy spending quality time with my family in Matakana, where the beach, markets and cafés are close by.