Mackenzie Wheeler Architects and Designers

Mackenzie Wheeler Architects and Designers
Architects Registration Board - This practice has ARB qualified personnel and as such the registered member can use the term 'architect', which is protected.  They need to abide by the ARB's codes of conduct at all times.Royal Institute of British Architects

Mackenzie Wheeler Architects and Designers

1 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London, E2 7DJ

Please Note To make an enquiry via telephone, call the ARCHITECTSINDEX on 0870 870 0053 or Skype (QUOTING REF: 208985)

Mackenzie Wheeler Architects and Designers - Portfolio


Contact us for examples of our projects


Contact us for examples of our projects


Contact us for examples of our projects

About Mackenzie Wheeler Architects and Designers



1 (London)


Below £100k to over £5m

Mackenzie Wheeler Architects + Designers was established as a partnership in 1986 by Rupert Wheeler and Duncan Mackenzie. The practice operates from their East London premises and comprises 15 staff with a range of architectural, technical, interior design and project management skills.

The practice specialises in public places, whether they be interiors, buildings, landscapes or cities. Our creative work ranges from the “micro” of bespoke furniture to the “macro” of new buildings and master-planning. The vehicle for this work combines two distinct but complementary sectors, the Hospitality and Leisure sector and the Education sector, which the practice has developed in tandem for creative and commercial reasons.

Creatively we delight in the design of public spaces that contribute to our social, educational and cultural wellbeing. We enjoy the intense attention to detail and style required by restaurants, spas, libraries and theatres but also the development of persuasive visions required to plan large campus and resorts. We also enjoy the diversity of functions within such buildings where both educational and hotel developments might include bars, swimming pools, arts venues and a range of public spaces alongside their respective core spaces of classrooms and guest rooms.

Commercially this portfolio provides the practice with a sound base founded on a balance of public and private funding and on a vibrant mix of local, national and global markets. It also combines work with a very fast commercial turnover with long term projects stretching over many years.

The close combination of high quality architectural and interior design, dealing with the “macro” and the “micro” within a single project, is an unusual and distinctive feature of the practice.


Rupert Wheeler
Duncan Mackenzie


Residential & Commercial

  • Civil Buildings
  • Community Participation
  • Conservation
  • Culture/Entertainment
  • Education
  • Food & Beverage
  • Hotels
  • Mixed User Projects
  • Offices
  • Retail
  • Urban Planning


  • Interior Design
  • Master Planning
  • Multi-Disciplinary Consultancy

Specialist Experience

  • Conservation
  • Contemporary Design
  • Conversions
  • Cultural Design
  • Listed Building
  • New Build
  • One-off Houses
  • Refurbishment
  • Restoration
  • Traditional Design


2014: Commended, Casual Dining Awards, Hall & Woodhouse, Portished.[15]
2013: English Heritage Pub of the Year, CAMRA, Hall & Woodhouse, Portished.[16]
2011: Library Innovation of the Year, Bookseller Industry Awards, Hillingdon Libraries.
2010: Best Small Housing Development, LABC Excellence Awards, Treverra Farm, Rock.
2002: Urban Design Award, Glass Box, Putney.
2001: Pub Design of the Year, Publican Awards, The Grape Bar.