House design of all types, new, additions and alterations is where it began for lots of architects and we love it as well. New Zealand has a tradition of finely detailed architecturally designed homes and we hope you agree that we have added to that heritage. We love designing new houses and in particular the […]



If you want just one store designed or a whole chain we can do it for you. For well over a decade MacKenzie Architecture Ltd (and it predecessor Borland-Lye MacKenzie) have been designing retail stores. The vast bulk of them (hundreds) for Pumpkin Patch. There would be few New Zealand store designers who have done […]


Other services

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:



For more visual photos of what we have designed, please feel free to look through the different project by clicking below:


Modern Country House

This house acknowledges a heritage of farm buildings that have gone before. Built in 2000 on a tight budget we have recently gone back and completed a seamless addition that now makes it a generous family home.


Opito House

An Auckland business couple who live in a Californian bungalow in town wanted a bolt hole at the beach to escape the city. In a role reversal we designed a town house at the beach. It has all the casualness of a bach, with great indoor/ outdoor flow and a big shed for the tractor […]


Brookby Manor

Architect designed in the early 70’s this house had “good bones” and a beautiful site above the Brookby valley but a dated-look and was too small for the new owners. We managed to build in the formerly free-standing garages (as the boys bedrooms and rumpus) and extend past this with a guest wing and new […]


The Mother of all Baches.

This house has been so successful it has spawned many other commissions, admirers and even copies. Nestled into the side of a steep hill all its outdoor living is on the decks. Sun drenched, they maximize the expansive coastal views while offering total privacy. Based on the traditional bach style and construction materials (corrugated steel […]



Welcome to MacKenzie Architecture. If this is the first time you have seen our work you may be surprised at its breadth. Our two main specialties are residential and retail design, new and alterations but we have designed many other buildings as well: medical facilities, warehouses, cafes and other commercial buildings.

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Summer has officially ended and we are now hoping the weather gods have taken notice and send us some rain. Despite the arrival of Covid 19 there appears to be no slackening in the demand for our services. Clevedon is set to explode with Watercare’s sewerage to be ready by April 2020. We will see, works are progressing and temporarily inconvenient! Clevedon Cares, a local initiative, with aims to develop Clevedon in a stylish way along the lines of Matakana and Hobsonville, have done great work establishing design guidelines for buildings and putting bridal/ walking and cycling paths around the township. We are set for an exciting 2020 and beyond.

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