Mackenzie Wheeler 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.

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • RIBA

Serviced Areas

  • UK

Contact Details

  City Shoreditch
  Postcode EC2A 3HH
  Address 11-13 Bateman's Row
  Phone Number 020 7739 8279

Customer Testimonials

I worked with Mackenzie Wheeler when my partner and I refitting our flat in Bankside. It’s been 4 years since completion and we continue to appreciate Rupert’s brilliant design. Working with the team was a pleasure and they always listened and responded quickly and creatively to any concerns or ideas we had. We’ve worked with other architects, but Mackenzie Wheeler is head and shoulders above them all both in design and execution. You’ll be in very good hands.

Have been working with Mackenzie Wheeler for 25+ years, countless restaurants and three homes. They have a huge depth of experience and a level of integrity that means I can trust them even when there are large sums at stake. I enjoy working with them and inevitably enjoy the result. If this seems like a recommendation, it is.

Amazing work from our super efficient Architects! Come and see for yourselves at Vini Italiani in Greenwich, our new wine bar and store designed over three floors in a fascinating grade II listed building in the heart of the Greenwich Market Estate. Thank you Annalaura and the team for a job very well done indeed!

Social Activity

We're always adding pins to our #architecture and #interiordesign project boards on @pinterestUK Take a look, let us know what you think.
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Our latest project, an exlcusive and rare Art Deco residence in London.
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We're looking for a brilliant new Practice Manager to join us at our Shoreditch studio @DezeenJobs
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We're hiring, and inviting applications for the role of Practice Manager to join our studio in London.
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Our entry into the 2015 @ResBarDesign Restaurant and Bar Design Awards
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Great to see our Redchurch St Shoreditch project on @CONTEMPORIST today #London #Architecture
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Were over the moon to have our Cornwall residential project featured in the latest edition of @granddesignsmag
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Our Rupert Wheeler on transforming an old Spitalfields factory into a stunning Georgian home
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From Our Website

Mackenzie Wheeler delight in creating places where people feel comfortable, happy and inspired. This might be at work or play, studying alone in a library or propping up the bar with friends. Wherever it is, it is about people, and their enjoyment, comfort and safety. So, it follows that our design starts at the "micro" scale of furniture and equipment, the quality of space, light, acoustics and materials, from which we create an interior. We then develop this to create a building envelope around that interior, at which point we address the "macro" scale of the public realm, reconciling our proposals with the surrounding environment, whether urban or rural, ancient or modern.