Daring Design & Innovation

About Us

Why choose Mackenzie Architects International?

Daring design meets architectural innovation at Mackenzie Architects International.

And when you choose us for your next project, you get access to Dugald Mackenzie’s and the teams combined experience of more than 100 years of industry expertise.

Dugald’s approach is refreshingly straightforward. With thought and unique insight, he and our Sydney Team will quickly articulate your vision and turn it into a bespoke building styled to suit.

Design Culture

Our approach is to partner with our clients, exploring and researching solutions, creating an open and comfortable environment to exchange ideas. Our team are hands on across the life of the project and we partner with reputable and reliable specialists

Sustainability

Mackenzie Architects International have a long history of embracing environmentally sustainable building design and practices. Furthermore, we only select consultants/specialists who demonstrate the same principles and a genuine desire to pursue environmentally sustainable outcomes. We have experience working with the Green Star rating system and are continuously looking at ways to improve beyond industry standards.

Comfortable, sustainable, functional

From concept to completion, we create:

  • Contemporary homes
  • Modern multi-residential developments
  • State-of-the-art commercial projects
  • Alterations and additions
  • Churches, restaurants and more

Whether it’s a sleek residence or a grand commercial development, Dugald and the team will guide you with care and clarity.

On brief, on budget, on time – that’s our reputation.
Contact our office to book your free consultation.

Enjoy The Benefits Of A Proven System

“the collective knowledge acquired through years of experience, research and our partnering approach results in our award winning capability to respond to the unique challenges of each project and deliver an outcome that our clients love”

  • Fact finding

    We sit down with you at a convenient time and undertake a detailed Q&A to fully understand your requirements and discuss the requirements of Local and State Government.

  • Design brief/Peer analysis

    The lead architect presents the project to the nominated team and solutions are developed

  • Solution presentation

    Our solution is presented to you and where necessary, adjustments or additions are incorporated and your sign-off is formalised

  • Manage the Project

    A detailed project plan is developed inclusive of timelines, critical dependencies, resource allocation and quality control metrics

  • Ongoing liaison and updates

    Your project leader will regularly keep you informed of progress

  • Project Completion

    A final sign-off and acceptance event

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It…

  • Sarah & Christian Drysdale

    Cobbitty NSW


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    We are very thankful to Dugald and the staff at Mackenzie Architects. They have created a stunning house for our family. Our block of land had a number of restrictions on it and Dugald were able to work with the restrictions and create a house that looks amazing and is very functional. In fact, they met our brief perfectly. We needed Mackenzie Architects to manage our DA process. They were prompt in answering my queries and managing all the reports needed to complete the process. They found solutions to problems that saved me money. Dugald and John are a pleasure to work with. I really can’t recommend them highly enough.

  • Stephen and Emma Richardson

    Castlecrag NSW


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    We chose Dugald and Mackenzie Architects to design our home because they have a good local knowledge of the area, and provided an excellent preliminary design in response to our brief. They produced an impressive, strong design that suited the site well, and which received Council approval, meeting a number of conditions and restrictions. We are delighted with our new family home.

  • Garry Chapman

    Chapman Planning Pty Ltd


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    Chapman planning highly recommend Mackenzie Architects International. We work with Mackenzie Architects on a range of residential, commercial, retail and industrial projects. Mackenzie Architects design contemporary building forms in accordance with the relevant planning controls and site constraints to achieve development consent.

  • Mamoun & Abbi Alkayal

    Gladesville NSW


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    We were told about Dugald and his team at MAI through a family friend. We found that dealing with Dugald and the staff was like being with family who were helping you create your dream. They are all very friendly, helpful and put up with our constant calls and emails in a relaxed manner. Dugald and the staff are confident and knowledgeable and were able to exceed our expectations in what we were hoping to create.

Sarah & Christian Drysdale, Cobbitty NSW

We are very thankful to Dugald and the staff at Mackenzie Architects. They have created a stunning house for our family. Our block of land had a number of restrictions on it and Dugald were able to work with the restrictions and create a house that looks amazing and is very functional. In fact, they met our brief perfectly. We needed Mackenzie Architects to manage our DA process. They were prompt in answering my queries and managing all the reports needed to complete the process. They found solutions to problems that saved me money. Dugald and John are a pleasure to work with. I really can’t recommend them highly enough.

Stephen and Emma Richardson, Castlecrag NSW

We chose Dugald and Mackenzie Architects to design our home because they have a good local knowledge of the area, and provided an excellent preliminary design in response to our brief. They produced an impressive, strong design that suited the site well, and which received Council approval, meeting a number of conditions and restrictions. We are delighted with our new family home.

Gary Chapman, Chapman Planning Pty Ltd

Chapman planning highly recommend Mackenzie Architects International. We work with Mackenzie Architects on a range of residential, commercial, retail and industrial projects. Mackenzie Architects design contemporary building forms in accordance with the relevant planning controls and site constraints to achieve development consent.

Mamoun & Abbi Alkayal, Gladesville NSW

We were told about Dugald and his team at MAI through a family friend. We found that dealing with Dugald and the staff was like being with family who were helping you create your dream. They are all very friendly, helpful and put up with our constant calls and emails in a relaxed manner. Dugald and the staff are confident and knowledgeable and were able to exceed our expectations in what we were hoping to create.

Our Team

Over the years, Dugald has developed a diverse practice with significant experience in architecture, urban design, master planning, cost efficiency and
development analysis. To this end, we focus on attracting, motivating and retaining the brightest creative minds. Our workplace is collaborative and progressive with a structured approach to the ongoing development of our staff.

Dugald Mackenzie – Director

Bachelor of Architecture, NSW ARB #6033

Over the years, Dugald has developed a diverse practice with significant experience in architecture, urban design, master planning, cost efficiency and development analysis.

To this end, we focus on attracting, motivating and retaining the brightest creative minds.

Our workplace is collaborative and progressive with a structured approach to the ongoing development of our staff.

  • Contemporary homes
  • Modern multi-residential developments
  • State-of-the-art commercial projects
  • Alterations and additions
  • Churches, restaurants and more

In that time, Dugald not only honed his seamless conception to construction skills, he also coordinated consultants, managed on-site operations and
worked with many local councils and state government authorities.

During the late 80s and early 90s, Dugald completed various design management projects across NSW. Notable projects include the International
Convention Centre.

In 1993, Dugald established his own practice. He has since made his mark creating custom contemporary residences and cutting-edge commercial developments and has featured in key media publications.

Beyond the award winning output, Dugald has regularly been a keen contributor the wider design debate and progressive architectural initiatives
He has participated in many industry and local government forums and is an active member in the following:

  • Royal Australian Institute of Architects
  • NSW Architects Registration Board
  • Team leader for Architects collaborative learning team
  • Member of Georges River Architectural Panel for the Sydney Dioceses
  • Guest lecturer at Macquarie University

Bill ClementsPractice Manager

UNSW School of Architecture

For almost three decades, Bill has amassed an enriching portfolio of work spanning architectural design, documentation, site supervision and management. He now leads our practice, mentoring our “wonderful young architects and designers” and helping clients create the living spaces they desire.

As a proven senior leader, Bill’s experience spans residential, retail, health and aged care, education, public spaces, and urban renewal. Before joining MAI, he led multi-disciplinary teams at PBD Architects & Project Managers, MDA Architects, and AJ+C Architects among others.

Bill takes a collaborative approach to projects: “I like to get everyone’s buy-in, so we all share and strive towards a common goal.” He combines this with a strong intuition, to deeply understand client‘s needs and guide them from design to construction.

Outside the office, you’ll find Bill cycling, travelling and spending time with his family.

John TrajkovskiArchitectural Designer

Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Science (Environmental Design)

Hard work and a passion for outstanding architecture got John to where he is today. He’s been with MAI for seven years, after working with HPDR Architects.

Inspired by the late German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and American architect Lebbeus Woods, John adopts a modernist design style. “What I like most about MAI is that I can be creative, and collaborate with the team,” John says. When he’s not at work, John can be found fishing, renovating and supporting Sydney’s live music scene.

Tania RyanOffice Manager

With a high attention to detail, can-do attitude and “wicked sense of humour”, Tania keeps our busy office organised. She joined our team after a career with Manly Council, while also running her own photography studio. Tania has a postgraduate certificate in Management Studies, from London’s Guildhall University. She is always striving to automate manual processes in the office, while ensuring proper procedures are in place to keep our office humming. Outside the office, Tania keeps busy with her three children. When she has the chance, she likes to escape to a quiet corner with her Kindle, or catch up on her favourite TV shows.