MRA is

Mark Rantin

With four decades architectural experience, three of them specialising in residential design Mark has a vast range of skill and creativity to bring to your project. Whether your project is your first significant family home, or a home to take you through to retirement he understands the challenges and choices of embarking on design and build of your new home.

Importance given to using flexible design to achieve a home that adapts to the different stages of life - meaning that many of our clients don't move on from their MRA designed homes. So once you have the perfect location MRA aims to design a home to meet your current and future needs. A form follows function approach allows design solutions that stand the test of time.

Concrete construction is a passion, with over 40 homes designed in most concrete constructions systems available in New Zealand. Understanding of structure allows innovative use of solid construction options. Other preferred systems include aluminium, brick veneer, weatherboard or ply. Each system being used within its design capabilities to enable durable construction.

Mark holds an LBP License (Design 2)

AERB Special Examination 2001

Monier Brickmakers Studio Prize 1982

NZIA Excellence in Architecture 1982

Wendy Metcalfe

Joining Mark in 2001 to provide project, marketing & business management to the then newly formed business MRA Limited, Wendy focuses on the business structure behind the creativity.

Working one to one with MRA clients has led to an extensive understanding of what our clients want and includes working on a range of additional services which are tailored to our clients' requests and particular needs. Whether it be Land Use application reporting, specific product research, colour scheme or landscaping ideas MRA is able to offer a bespoke service. Our approach is to understand your style and based on your preferences present options and solutions to complement the design.


We are MRA Limited. We work as a team to provide a service that assists you in creating a home that you and your family will love.

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