MacKenzie Architecture sees itself primarily as a building design company. We believe we can add significant value to building project by innovative, creative and yet practical design. Our designs have ranged over the following but need not be limited to:

  • New houses (including baches)
  • Alterations and additions
  • Apartments
  • Retail design, one offs and multinational chain stores, stores built in over 20 countries.
  • Medical centres
  • Warehouses
  • Office fitout.


All our designs carefully consider the use passive solar energy use and renewable materials.


These are the documents which translate ideas to buildings and include, architectural drawings, specifications, contracts and many others depending on the size and complexity of each project.


Administering the process of having a building built, essentially the arbiter client – builder relationship, ensuring the building is built according to the design documents.




As NZ’s building stock grows older there is an increasing awareness that some older buildings have value not only as buildings but also as cultural artifacts. They were built for reasons that often no longer exist and are therefore important in helping to understand how NZ has come to be what it is today as well as being valuable assets.

Bruce is one of a few people that The New Zealand Historic Places Trust will accept a proposals from for a building with a NZHPT classification.

This in depth understanding of NZ’s architectural history means we also treat the conversion of older buildings eg villas and bungalows, with the greatest sympathy and produce a better result.



Inspection of houses for sale or purchase, leaks, structural issues or any other purpose you may require.



As a service separate from design we will evaluate a sites potential. This involves not only the sites physical potential, such as sun angles, slope and stability but also the implication of any local authority restrictions on proposed uses.

We are happy to discuss any building project and if we can’t do it will be happy to suggest alternatives.





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  • The year is rapidly disappearing on us and winter is here. We are currently working on many different and interesting projects from an inner city office fitout in a heritage building to several new houses both in the city and the country.