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Macfie Architectural Design

Macfie Architectural Design

Macfie Architectural Design

Our Practice

Founded in 2006, Macfie Architectural Design is an award winning bespoke architectural design studio based on Auckland’s High Street.

Over the past 12-years we have developed an extensive portfolio of residential, multi-residential, hospitality and commercial projects - ranging from architecturally significant new-builds, right through to minor alterations to the family home.

Our team enjoy working collaboratively and closely with our clients and industry peers, managing objectives and providing expert advice to achieve well considered, well crafted architecture that is designed with purpose.

  • 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 Disciplines:

Residential, Commercial and Hospitality:

  • New-Build Designs
  • Concept Designs
  • Alterations, Renovations and Additions
  • Resource Consent Design Plans and Management
  • Building Consents Design Plans and Management
  • Minor Dwellings
  • Bachs and Eco Homes
  • Re-Clad and Leaky Home Redesign

Specialist Architectural Design and Drafting:

  • 3D Conceptual Design
  • Subdivisions
  • Full Construction Drawing Packages
  • Full Project Specification

Interior Design

  • New-Build Design Development
  • Furniture and Finishes Planning
  • Styling and Space Planning

Project Gallery


Cheers guys for your work for Daily Bread. With an ever changing brief you made it look easy. We are very happy with the final product and excited about our new roof which will be installed in a months time.

Josh Helm - Owner, Daily Bread and Orphans Kitchen

We have worked with Macfie ArchitecturalDesign on a major renovation of our home. They were brilliant! Not only did they provide an excellent design (while being very responsive to our changing ideas along the way) they also, crucially, shepherded it through both the resource and building consent processes with the council. This was a crucial added bonus. Add to that this responsiveness / excellent communication skills, and you have an absolute winner. We would recommend them and their services to anyone unreservedly.

Stephen May - Grey Lynn, Auckland

I have engaged Macfie Architectural Design for my purpose built commercial co-working building. Michael and his team were able to quickly understand my vision and help create what will be New Zealand's first of its kind co-working/ out of school care/ childcare facility all in one. Michael is passionate and easy to work with. He has been able to accomodate all of our ideas. We are looking forward to making use of our new building with our community. Thanks team! Highly recommend these guys!

Nate Luthera - Director, Cloud39

Macfie Architectural Design designed a new build for us which we’ve recently moved into. Michael immediately understood our vision and was great to work with from concepts through to building consent and completion. We’re very happy with the final result!

Jiali Yang - Spinnaker Bay, Auckland

I can highly recommend Macfie Architectural Design. Michael is extremely prompt and efficient with his communication, attention to detail and overall perspective; Additionally, their pricing is very competitive. I am very happy with the outcome and look forward to completing the renovations. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Michael and Rebecca's service again, and certainly plan on utilising their services again in the future when I require Architectural Design services.

Shaun Munford - Pukekohe

We have worked with Michael and his team for the past 7-years as builders and have always found his innovative design great to work with. Macfie Architectural Design's creative but detailed designs are pleasure to build with and we look forward to working with them in the future.

Paul Buddle - Director, Tailored Building Solutions

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Macfie Architectural Design delivers architecture that is well considered and executed from the first sketch, to design development, through to documentation and final construction.

Led by Directors Rebecca and Michael Macfie - the studio consists of creative individuals who share architectural design expertise and offer an exceptional range of technical competency. A collaborative approach within the studio extends to projects, including client involvement and associated consultants.

Michael Macfie - Architectural Director

Michael Macfie - Architectural Director 

Over the past 15-years, living and working in both London and Melbourne, Michael’s experience lies in many project types from residential, multi-residential, hospitality, commercial and education.

As the director of the practice he created, Michael continues to foster a creative and collaborative environment for the team, clients and aligned consultants.

Rebecca Macfie - Business & Interiors Director

Rebecca Macfie - Business & Interiors Director 

As co-founder and director of Macfie Architectural Design, Rebecca manages the studios on going programmes of work, as well as the growing interior design arm of the business.

Holding both a Bachelor in Fine Arts and Masters in Business Administration, Rebecca brings a perfect blend of business acumen and a refined design approach to the practices architectural projects.



As the newest addition to the Macfie Architectural Design team, Ray 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.


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09 379 6687

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

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