About Architecture Bureau

Architecture Bureau is a New Zealand based architectural practice engaged in a broad portfolio of residential projects. Architecture Bureau draws on the wide experience of founder architect Evan Mayo who had held key positions in nationally and internationally respected practices prior to establishing the studio in 2008.
Architecture Bureau formed a sound and inspiring reputation early in its inception. Noteworthy projects Marine Parade and Architect’s Own established the practice’s profile with the practice becoming known for a portfolio of work that showcased creativity, originality and materiality.
Architecture Bureau continues to grow from strength to strength and is currently engaged in a significant number of quality residential home projects across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions. Along with residential design work, Architecture Bureau applies our architectural expertise to commercial buildings, fit-outs and interior solutions.
Architecture Bureau has won a number of NZIA Local Architecture Awards and the workmanship of the builders that work with the practice has regularly been acknowledged with numerous Master Builder Awards. Architecture Bureau is a practice member of the New Zealand Institute of Architects.

Our Approach

We like to talk
Whether we are working with a private family or public organisation we aim to identify our client’s needs and aspirations. Our practice is inspired by developing fresh ideas that are generated from relationships with our clients and construction professionals, and the frank and open conversations we share.

A site is never a blank canvas
The studio has developed a reputation for imaginative and ambitious designs with a sensitivity to place. The manner we fulfil the site’s potential enables us to craft spaces that have an intrinsic feeling of belonging and timelessness.

Empathy lies at the heart of our approach
Architecture Bureau place people at the heart of our design decision making. Good architecture is less about what a space looks like, instead it is about how a space functions, feels and flows.