WELCOME TO MCKENZIE HIGHAM  ARCHITECTS

McKenzie Higham Architects is a Wellington based architecture and interiors practice providing services across a range of project types, to a broad client base.

We're a mid sized practice formed in 1999, the amalgamation of the previous architectural practices of Callum McKenzie & Mark Higham.

McKenzie Higham Architecture  applies the skills and knowledge of this team to the development of an architecture, which combines both professionalism and innovation. We are rigorous in the provision of services across all phases of project delivery, with a strong focus on timeliness and quality in our work.

The Principals, Callum McKenzie & Mark Higham both have extensive experience in practice in Wellington. We emphasise that the success of building projects is often founded on a sound team approach, and maintain strong links with like minded practices providing complementary services

PROJECTS

We will launch new site in 2017. In the meantime please follow our current projects on our facebook page.

SERVICES

We offer a full range of architectural services across many  project types.

Project work includes extensive experience in the following areas;

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Interior architecture
  • Education and Early childcare
  • Retail
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial

We maintain strong professional links to aligned experts with whom we cooperate closely when necessary in areas where we don't have expert in-house skills These may include;

  • structural, civil & geotechnical engineering
  • interior design
  • landscape architecture
  • quantity surveying
  • statutory planning
  • building services
  • acoustic engineering
  • traffic planning

Our services are specifically tailored to every project, because every project is unique, with its own unique site, client and brief.

TEAM

We have a great team with a broad range of skills and experience operating out of our central Wellington studio.

Feel free to contact us

  • Callum McKenzie

    Managing Director with 30 years' experience

     

    With broad experience across our full range of project work Callum's principal focus is on the design and the management of our project work.

    He is..

    • A Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Architects.
    • A Registered Architect.
    • An Assessor for the NZRAB Registration Panel.
    • A Member of the Ministry of Education Design Review Panel.

     

    Email:   Callum@mckenziehigham.co.nz

    DDI:      04 903 4973

    MOB:   021 657 944

  • Emma Alcock

    Senior Associate with 29 years' experience

     

    Emma’s experience as a project architect includes commercial, community, residential and education projects. Emma has a strong design focus with a particular interest in sustainable design. She enjoys working closely with clients and stakeholders to manage the design and construction process and create successful environments.

    She is..

    • An Architect member of the New Zealand Institute of Architects.
    • A Registered Architect.

     

     

     

    Email:   Emma@mckenziehigham.co.nz

    DDI:      04 903 4977

    MOB:   021 034 5892

  • Trevor Beamsley

    Senior Technician with 10 years' experience

     

    Trevor is a talented  professional who has broad experience in documenting residential and commercial projects.

    He..

    • Has a National Diploma in Architectural Technology.
    • Has a Diploma in Construction Technology.
    • Is the practice's lead skill base for IT, CAD and graphics technologies.
    • Is a talented architectural visualizer.
    • Is committed to realising design intent through exceptional documentation and technical solutions.

     

    Email:   Trevor@mckenziehigham.co.nz

    DDI:       04 903 4970

  • Cristina Pop

    Architectural Technician with 4 years' experience

     

    Before coming to McKenzie Higham Architects Cristina had a background of preparing drawings for speculative housing. Her experience has broadened since joining the team to include social housing, multi-unit housing, house alterations and building refurbishment.  Cristina is extremely thorough and brings a detailed eye to all her work.

    Email:   Cristina@mckenziehigham.co.nz

    DDI:       04 903 4978

  • Henry Huang

    Architectural Graduate

    Henry recently joined MHA following the completion of his Masters of Architecture degree. He has a passion for community and culturally focused projects.

     

    Email:   Henry@mckenziehigham.co.nz

    DDI:       04 903 4972

  • Serene Tan

    Designer

     

    Serene has over 7 years of experience practising architecture in Singapore and New Zealand, on projects ranging from commercial large scale buildings to residential additions and alterations.

    Email:   Serene@mckenziehigham.co.nz

    DDI:       04 830 2955

  • Charlotte Fisher

    Architectural Graduate

     

    Charlotte recently joined MHA following work in Ashburton and the completion her Master of Architecture degree. Her experience ranges across a variety of residential and commercial projects.

    Email:   Charlotte@mckenziehigham.co.nz

    DDI:       04 830 2956

  • Bridget Lissaman

    Senior Architectural Graduate

    Bridget graduated from VUW School of Architecture & Design in 2001 and has since worked on award winning projects within New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Projects have included large public works, tertiary education, commercial, early childcare and residential.

    Email:   Bridget@mckenziehigham.co.nz

    DDI:       04 830 2955

  • Mark Higham

    Director with 22 years' experience

     

    Mark has a strong focus on quality design and delivery of the full range of residential and commercial with medical centres being a specialty. He has worked on listed historic buildings both here and overseas.

    He is..

    • An Architect member of the New Zealand Institute of Architects.
    • A Registered Architect.
    • NZGBC Home Star Practitioner.
    • Member of WCC environmental reference group.

     

     

    Email:   Mark@mckenziehigham.co.nz

    DDI:      04 903 4971

    MOB:   0274 855 050

  • Mark Ansell

    Associate with 21 years' experience

     

    Mark has broad experience over a range of work from major infrastructure and commercial work, commercial interiors and residential new builds and alterations.

    He is..

    • An Architect member of the New Zealand Institute of Architects.
    • A Registered Architect.
    • Also a Director of Resolve It Architects a separate consultancy specialising in weather-tightness remediation.

     

    Email:   MarkA@mckenziehigham.co.nz

    DDI:       04 903 4976

    MOB:   021 479 706

  • Mark McMillan

    Associate with 14 years' of experience

     

    Mark has practiced Architecture within New Zealand and Europe for the last 14 years, completing a broad range of large to medium scale Mixed-Use, Residential, Community and Education projects.

    He is..

    • An Architect member of the New Zealand Institute of Architects.
    • A Registered Architect.

     

     

     

     

    Email:   MarkM@mckenziehigham.co.nz

    DDI:       04 903 4974

  • Matt Jeffery

    With over 14 years' of experience within the industry Matt is currently working in the role of Project Architect on a variety Commercial, Education and Residential Projects.

     

    Email:   Matt@mckenziehigham.co.nz

    DDI:       04 903 4975

  • Chris Evans

    Architect with 21 years' experience

     

    Chris has just come back from 18 years in Italy with experience in a vast range of building types, form the restoration of historical buildings to public housing, from urban redevelopment to post-industrial museums

    He is..

    • From Wellington
    • An architectural graduate of both the Victoria University and the University of Florence
    • A qualified Italian Architect.

     

     

    Email:   Chris@mckenziehigham.co.nz

    DDI:       04 284 8192

  • Helen Hennessey

    Studio Manager

     

    Email:   Helen@mckenziehigham.co.nz

    DDI:       04 384 8192

  • Ashton Dooley

    Architectural Graduate

     

    Ashton joined MHA in early 2016 upon completing his Masters of Architecture degree on kinetic architecture for sea-level rise. Residential and Education projects strongly appeals to him as does a continuing interest in art.

    Email:   Ashton@mckenziehigham.co.nz

    DDI:       04 830 2951

  • Josie Mainwaring

    Architectural Graduate

    Email:   Josie@mckenziehigham.co.nz

    DDI:       04 903 4979

  • Architectural Technician

    A great opportunity for a talented intermediate level architectural technician to join our busy central Wellington studio.

     

    You will:

    • have strong documentation and CAD modelling skills
    • have experience on both residential and commercial projects
    • be accurate and thorough, and understand that the documents you produce are to communicate the design.

     

    Experience in ArchiCAD would be a bonus but is not essential.

     

    McKenzie Higham Architects is a mid-sized award winning practice undertaking a broad range of project work in commercial, education and residential areas. We are a cheerful team, doing good work, and will provide you with great mentors and plenty of opportunities.

     

    Please send a CV with examples of your work and a personal statement to careers@mckenzie-higham.co.nz

  • Experienced Architectural Graduate

    If you are an experienced architectural graduate looking for registration opportunities you need to talk to us.

     

    We are looking for:

     

    • a creative designer with good experience across projects
    • someone with a focus on quality, who is well organized and keen to       be involved wherever required.

     

    Experience in ArchiCAD would be a bonus but is not essential.

     

    McKenzie Higham Architects is a mid-sized award winning practice undertaking a broad range of project work in commercial, education and residential areas. We are a cheerful team, doing good work, and will provide you with great mentors and plenty of opportunities.

     

    Please send a CV with examples of your work and a personal statement to careers@mckenzie-higham.co.nz

CAREERS

We're growing and are currently we are looking for applicants to join our team for the following roles.

Feel free to contact us

 AWARDS

We maintain a commitment to high design standards and have received the following awards.

 

2015 NZIA Local Award for Architecture Education  & Colour Award

Horowhenua Teen Parent Unit & ECE - He Whare Manaaki Tangata

 

2015 NZIA Local Award for Architecture  Education - Fergusson Intermediate

 

2014 Master Builders Silver Award   Commercial - Amesbury School

 

2012 NZIA Local Award for Architecture  Education - Amesbury School

2012 NZIA Local Award for Architecture   Sustainability - Amesbury School

2012 NZIA Resene Total  Colour Maestro Award  Amesbury School

 

2011 NZIA Local Award for Architecture  Bradey Road Pavilion

 

2010 Master Builders Gold Award   Housing -Hannah House

 

2007 NZIA Local Award for Architecture  Housing New Zealand

 

2005 NZIA Local Award for Architecture   Aoga Amata EFKS

2001 NZIA Local Award for Architecture   Porirua Ambulance Station

 CONTACT

Refer to the Team section for individual contact details.

 

McKenzie Higham ArchitectsLevel 1, 171 Vivian StreetPO Box 9792WellingtonPhone (04) 384 8192info@mckenziehigham.co.nzftp:transfer.mckenzie-higham.co.nz