At Mackit we provide modern residential architecture services for discerning clients.

Established in 2008 by our director James Mackie, we recognise and fill the niche for bespoke modern homes that can be built efficiently and precisely.

Based in Greytown in the Wairarapa, we design beautiful, practical and enduring new homes or renovations both locally and New Zealand wide. 


At the beginning of a design project we start with a blank piece of paper. You won’t find a catalogue of our plans.

We believe that good house design should always be inspired by the environment in which the home will sit and the people who will live there.

Excellent design includes incorporating sustainability, passive design and energy efficiency. It’s not only nice to have, we believe it’s a requirement.

No two design processes are the same, because no two clients are the same. What will always be the same is our commitment to designing a bespoke solution that is perfect for you.

Having your home designed by someone with our building expertise is a huge advantage right from the start.

Your home will be designed with the knowledge of what will be possible and practical for your budget. We promise we’ll be honest about what isn’t.


Our director James’ skills are wide reaching. Being a registered designer with Architectural Designers New Zealand and a Licensed Building Practitioner in both design and carpentry, he has a unique edge when it comes to bringing your bespoke home to life.

Mackit Architecture are also the first and only Homestar accredited Practitioner and Assessor in the Wairarapa region.

Our up-to-date building knowledge and experience gives us a firm grasp of building costs. After final designs are completed, we can offer various levels of ongoing engagement, including managing the tender process, and/or construction phase.

We take pride in our knowledge of the latest building theory and techniques. We design your home to be built to the highest standard of craftsmanship and detailing.

Mackit also incorporates a small construction team to work on selected client projects and in-house experimental works. Outside of this, we have developed a strong network of trusted professionals and trades. We are happy to guide you in the right direction choosing a trusted external construction team during the tender process.



Start with what you love. We will spend time talking through all aspects of your project with you, and distilling your needs and wants into a design brief.


As we conceptualize and develop your home, your feedback will steer the design until we reach a result that exceeds your dreams.


We can manage the entire project, from design to build. This includes liaising with secondary consultants and obtaining any relevant consents.


Now your home is ready to come to life, we will assist you in selecting a builder. We can also offer a range of construction observation services.