Our Practice

Mercer and Mercer is a multi award winning practice in Auckland & Hamilton, with a reputation for strong design, and delivering quality Architecture.

Mercer and Mercer is committed to the design of buildings and places, that engage with their environmental and cultural context, and the traditions and aspirations of the people that use them.

Our work is founded on the premise that good design affects people in a positive way, in public and in private. Our designs are recognized for their degree of innovation, and attitude to all things NZ.

Our residential projects include public housing, apartments, coastal retreats and the bespoke residence. Our commercial projects include Heritage work in Aucklands Britomart precinct, multi use developments, factories, and commercial/retail developments.

Mercer and Mercer Architects was founded in 1959 by Adam’s father, Dick Mercer, a contemporary of the Group Architects. Adam became a director in 1993 and currently employs three staff. The practice continues to enjoy a variety of projects with the design philosophy that architecture is tailored to its location and its people.

Our Environment

As Architects we are at the forefront of environmental change, with every project large and small. With this responsibility comes a discussion with our clients at the outset of every job.

How will success be measured?

We actively promote design and research into all aspects of environmental design and the associated costs and benefits to the owner and the wider community.

We are experienced in the rigours of Passiv Haus, Green Star and Home Star programmes, and have worked through their programmes to achieve high levels of energy efficiency and environmental responsibility for our clients.

Healthy living and working environments are our speciality.

Our People

Adam Mercer

Director

– B.Arch, A.N.Z.I.A.
– Graduated 1986 Auckland Scool of Architecture
– Registered 1993
– NZIA Local Awards 1998,1999,2000,2002, 2007, 2009.
– NZIA National Award 2009.
– Finalist for NZIA New Zealand Architecture Medal 2009.
– NZIA Enduring Architecture Award – 2012, 2016
– Vice President Auckland Architecture Association 2013 – 2016
– Published in Home, Urbis, NZ Architecture, NZ House and Garden and Habitus, Australasia.

e-mail: [email protected]

Phone: 027 499 3799

Adam believes that good design affects people in a positive way. His designs are recognized for their degree of innovation, and attitude to all things NZ.

30 years of residential experience includes public housing, apartments, coastal retreats and the bespoke residence. Commercial experience includes Heritage work in Aucklands Britomart precinct, work at Auckland’s International Airport, multi use developments, factories, and commercial/retail developments.

Adam’s father, Dick Mercer, a contemporary of the Group Architects founded the practice in 1959. Adam became a director in 1993.

Born 1964, grew up in Hamilton.
Married with two sons.
Loves watersports, Surfing, Diving Fishing. Outdoors generally.
Overly passionate about Architecture.
Recently travelled with family for 6 mths in Europe via campervan, hotly in pursuit of modern Architecture.

Suzanne Aitken

Architectural Technician

– National Diploma in Architectural Technology 2002
– Awarded WEL Energy Scholarship
– Certificate in Visual Arts 1993
– Volunteer for Building Commission following 2009 bushfires in Victoria,Australia

Suzanne has 12 years experience in residential and commercial design and detailing in New Zealand and Internationally. Residential experience includes new residence, renovations and public housing. Commercial and industrial experience includes retail, office fit out and childcare. Suzanne also has also consulted on a community centre in Melbourne and the re-design of the public park in her street in Fitzroy Melbourne.

Design Documentation and Delivery through consultation and team work is Suzanne’s forte.

Born 1975, grew up in Hamilton, before travelling and living overseas.
Married with 2 sons and a daughter
Loves the arts, travel and exploring the outdoors with the family.

Alastair Mckenzie

Associate Director

Alastair has guided project teams through complex bespoke design and detailing challenges, in both residential and commercial developments. He expertly manages a design led approach, balancing practicalities and beauty, and exceeding client expectations at every step along the way. Alastair has a passion for city life and is a keen observer of incremental growth in the city.

Grant Davis

Graduate Architect

– M Arch
– B.A.S
– A.N.Z.I.A

Matthew Brown

Graduate Architect

– BAS (Bachelor of Architectural Studies), graduated 2018
– MArch(prof) (Master of Architecture, Professional), graduated 2020

e-mail: [email protected]

Matthew has been a member of the practice since October of 2020, following his five years at the University of Auckland, and is involved in a wide variety of projects residential and commercial. Matthew brings the latest architectural thinking from University to our practice, with a keen eye for design and development. Matthew is a highly valued member of the Mercer and Mercer team.