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.

We specialise in residential and commercial projects of high-quality finish and detail that are sensitive to context and brief. We also believe that good architecture and respect for the environment go hand in hand.

Working with your ideas, we can nurture your project from conception to completion. Our innovative and inter-disciplinary skill-set, and extensive network of suppliers, means we can take a project from the first sketch right through to construction.

Our team can help you make the right decisions and guide you through the process by bringing our creativity and can-do expertise to the table. Our work-style is collaborative, open and driven by our love of good design.

  • 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
  • Drafting Contract Services
  • LBP Peer Review Services

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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Macfie Architectural Design is a young team of multi-award winning architectural designers based in Auckland, New Zealand. Led by husband and wife directors, Michael and Rebecca Macfie.

Michael Macfie - Architectural Director

Michael Macfie - Architectural Director 

As the architectural design director of Macfie Architectural Design, Michael combines creative design ideas with a highly hands-on approach to create buildings with character. He is constantly researching and developing new concepts to find appropriate design solutions that express the interests of our clients by integrating innovative technologies as well as time-honoured building techniques. 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 

As co-founder and director of Macfie Architectural Design, Rebecca’s operations and strategy management offers an understanding of both the design process and the bigger picture of engaging with key stake holders and councils to help clients accomplish their goals, drive improvement and facilitate change.  



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