Why use MA Studio?

MA Studio is an award-winning architecture practice with a focus on high quality residential, specialist healthcare, brewery and hospitality projects.

MA Studio was established 12 years ago, during this time we have become skilled at assisting our clients with understanding their project requirements and formulating this into a clear and bespoke brief. The design skills and technical knowledge we bring to the architectural process, allows us and our clients to realise this brief in a highly creative, unique and functional way. Regardless of your project size or type, we bring the same highly considered approach to all the projects we work on.

We love working with new clients, so don’t hesitate to contact us and enquire if we are the right architects for you.

For more information on the architectural process please follow the NZIA link below.

Our work

Established in 2009

MA Studio is an award winning boutique architecture practice specialising in high quality residential, specialist healthcare, small commercial, brewery and hospitality projects. The practice was established in 2009 by AJ Sutton, since then we have worked on a number of commissions in a range of locations across New Zealand, from Northland to Central Otago.

We are passionate about architecture, from small scale design to the wider context we work and live in, be it urban, rural or coastal. As well as designing new buildings we also believe in re-using existing buildings in a way that enriches the lives of its occupants while never losing sight of good planning and beautiful architecture.

We listen to our clients and we are committed to providing architectural solutions that recognise their requirements, respond to the context of their site and delivers exceptional architecture. We work through all projects with a creative and well considered approach no matter how small or large.


AJ Sutton, Director

AJ graduated from the Unitec Institute of Technology School of Architecture in 2003, prior to this he worked and travelled extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East and Australia.

He believes the best architectural responses are found through a collaborative working relationship with clients, fully understanding their requirements and responding to the context of the site.

AJ was accepted as a Registered Architect in 2014 by the NZ Registered Architects Board and was a Licensed Building Practitioner prior to this. He has tutored at Unitec Institute of Technology and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Architects.

AJ lives with his family on the North Shore of Auckland in an old Art Deco workers cottage he and his wife are slowly transforming.

Practice Capabilities

MA Studio is an NZIA registered practice with strong technical knowledge built up over many years in the industry. All projects are designed and documented using industry leading BIM software ArchiCAD, this allows for 3D images and fly throughs to be presented to clients at any stage during the design and documentation process.

We can assist with your architectural project from early feasibility studies to conceptual design, through to detailed documentation for building consent and construction and construction observation.

We regularly work with commercial and residential clients on a range of projects, and our approach with each client is always highly considered and tailored to suit their requirements. Talk to us now about how we can help you with your next project.

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