24 years experience as Draughtsman and Architect with some of New Zealand’s leading award winning Architectural practices. Large number of houses designed and built and a number of large commercial projects including award winning school, church, hospital, hotel and hot pools projects.
Maarten has the unique ability to quickly freehand sketch ideas and proposals and sees himself as the hand / interpreter that is able to sketch what the client(s) have in mind and what they may or may not have imagined. The projects are achieved through listening and filtering these ideas through his years of experience.
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Arrowtown Random Fact No.1
The first Arrowtown School was in Buckingham Street and opened in 1863. It was on the site now occupied by the Oak development.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.2
Arrowtown was originally known as Fox’s. named after William Fox an early gold discoverer. Then it was known as The Arrow and later Arrowtown.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.3
There are two theories as to why the town is named Arrowtown. One is that the river behind the town flows swiftly like an arrow.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.4
The Maori name for the river is Haihainui which means ‘Big Scratches’.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.5
The discoverer of gold in the Arrow river was a shepherd named Jack Tewa or Maori Jack. He also won the Royal Humane medal for saving a man from drowning in Lake Wakatipu.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.6
Arrowtown had four churches representing the early immigrant populations. Catholic, Presbyterian, Anglican and Methodist. All still operate today except for the Methodist Church.