Macfie Architectural Design

Macfie Architectural Design

Macfie Architectural Design

Our Practice

Founded in 2006, Macfie Architectural Design is an award winning team of architectural designers that have strong reputation for designing innovative, high quality architectural solutions across Auckland and greater New Zealand.

Over the past 12-years we have developed a portfolio of unique projects – ranging from residential developments, architectural new-builds, multipurpose commercial spaces - right through to additions to the family home and small bathroom renovations.

Our clients come to us to deliver architectural solutions for their properties that will reenvision the way they live or do business – and we manage the process from developing a brief, through to council approval and onsite monitoring.

Collectively, Macfie Architectural Design’s team specialise in delivering bespoke architectural projects for each new subject and space.

  • Licensed Building Practitioner in Design (LBP)
  • Professional member of Architectural Designers NZ (ADNZ)

Winner of Trademe's top rated architectural design firm 2011-2016
ADNZ member

Macfie Architectural Design and Drafting Services:

  • 3D Conceptual Design
  • Resource Consents
  • Building Consents
  • Subdivisions
  • Full Construction Drawing Packages
  • Full Project Specification
  • Drafting Contract Services
  • LBP Peer Review Services

Residential and Commercial:

  • New-Builds
  • Alterations
  • Renovations
  • Additions
  • Minor Dwellings
  • Concept Plans
  • Eco Homes
  • Bachs
  • Re-Clad and Leaky Home Redesign

Interior Design:

  • Residential
  • Commercial

Project Gallery


Macfie Architectural Design went above and beyond many times. We are so thrilled with the design and cannot wait to see our dream new-build come to life.

Jyniska - Whitford, Auckland

As a professional developer that has worked with many architects and designers over the years, Macfie Architectural Design make the process seamless. They have designed two houses for me now, and I have another three for them to complete. Their work speaks for itself.

Mandy - Wanaka, Otago

Macfie Architectural Design delivered to a very tight deadline for the renovation of our family home when others couldn't. This included full project specification, design memorandum, building council liaison and a recommendation for builders, who we also ended up using. We couldn't have done it without them.

Jonathan - St Helier's

Macfie Architectural Design created a fluid and architecturally stunning addition to our Mt Eden bungalow. While other designers and architects made us nervous as first time renovators - they came to the table with numerous ideas, and made the process - from concept to delivery, a total joy.

Andrew - Mt Eden

As a completely inexperienced and terribly time-poor client, our decision to go with Macfie Architectural Design turned out to be a great one. They were very patient and professional throughout the process, guiding us in terms of possibilities and expectations, and were very transparent about costs all the way through. Macfie Architectural Design’s detail and organisation were superb, and we couldn't have had a better experience and a more beautiful new home.

Thea - Westmere

Macfie Architectural Design have been involved in a number of projects for our Property Development company. We have a lot of experience working with different architects and consultants, but Macfie Architectural Design’s service stands out for their professionalism, integrity and skill at producing the work required.

Austen - Ponsonby

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Launched in 2006, Macfie Architectural Design has grown into a team of four, based on Auckland’s High Street.

Working across a spectrum of projects throughout New Zealand enables the practice to stay agile - with a focus on architecturally significant new builds and a project gallery spanning from alpine cottages, modern family homes, development projects for the department for social housing, multipurpose commercial spaces, right through to the good old kiwi bach. 

Michael Macfie - Architectural Director

Michael Macfie - Architectural Director 

Over the past 15-years, living and working in both London and Melbourne, Michael has worked on projects across the Middle East, Europe and Australasia allowing him to garner an in depth understanding of the unique considerations required in each new subject - from the practical to the purely aesthetic. 

With a focus on architecturally significant new builds, Michael’s dedication to the environment and the use of recycled, low impact materials play an integral role in the studio’s design philosophy.

Rebecca Macfie - Business Director

Rebecca Macfie - Business Director 

The driving force behind the studio, Rebecca stares the day-to-day running of the practice - from client liaison, to planning and delivery. 

Working for both major brands and agencies for over a decade, Rebecca works with clients and designers to help their visions become material. 



As the newest addition to the Macfie Architectural Design team, Ramon brings over 15-years experience working with a broad range of clients in the commercial, residential and public sectors.

Having worked for some of the largest architecture firms in New Zealand, Ramon’s multi-disciplinary practice helps facilitate best-in-class design and delivery to each one of the studios architectural projects.



Recently completing her Masters in Architecture from the University of Auckland, Madeline’s love of architecture is in equal parts both romantic and methodical.

Having had her design work displayed at Build NZ Design Expo and the MODOS Thesis Show at the Auckland Art Gallery - Madeline’s design pragmatism and contemporary eye keep the studios design aesthetic at the fore.


09 379 6687

Level 1 - 10 High Street, Auckland
Architectural Director
Michael Macfie
022 192 1415
Business Director
Rebecca Macfie
022 192 1417