McKay Architecture, a boutique architecture practice, has been in business since 1990 providing architectural services to individuals, business owners, and developers. We are now based in Wellington and Martinborough, New Zealand and are working on projects throughout New Zealand. McKay Architecture is a registered New Zealand architecture practice.
Our first project in New Zealand, a new residence in Martinborough, was completed in 2008 and has been featured in a couple of publications, including Trends Magazine. Our other projects include an energy efficient lifestyle residence in Northland, a green residence in Martinborough in the Wairarapa, and a nearly off the grid working farm-house for dry-stock farmers in the Wairarapa. We are also undertaking modern and traditional renovations to existing structures in Wellington and the Wairarapa and have participated in the design of a mixed-use apartment/commercial development in Christchurch.
The majority of our completed projects have been located in California, primarily in the Silicon Valley & San Francisco Bay Area and scattered all around greater California. In 2012, After 22 years of practice in California, Michael McKay closed the Berkeley office and relocated to New Zealand. We maintain our Californai architecture license and occasionally take on a project for our old clients in California but are now focussing our attention on interesting new design challenges in the Southern Hemisphere.