Fiona Macpherson

ADNZ Professional Member Fiona Macpherson Architecture
www.fma.net.nz

Projects

Christchurch

Sefton Inwoods House

  • Category Residential
  • Year completed 2016
  • Location Christchurch
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Christchurch

Parklands House

  • Category Residential
  • Year completed 2016
  • Location Christchurch
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Christchurch

Parish Alterations

  • Category Renovation
  • Year completed 2017
  • Location Christchurch
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Christchurch

Office Road

  • Category Residential
  • Year completed 2012
  • Location Christchurch
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Tai Tapu

Torrance House

  • Category Residential
  • Year completed 2012
  • Location Tai Tapu
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Christchurch

Lindon Grove Townhouses

  • Category Multi-Unit
  • Year completed 2008
  • Location Christchurch
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Christchurch

Tatara Rise

  • Category [object Object]
  • Year completed 2018
  • Location Christchurch
  • Photos Petra Mingneau
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Avon Loop

Hurley Street

  • Category [object Object]
  • Year completed 2019
  • Location Avon Loop
  • Photos Petra Mingneau
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Profile

At Fiona Macpherson Architecture we actively encourage our clients to reduce their footprint on this earth and consider their health by choosing natural non-toxic materials where possible. We have experience using different high-performance build techniques including SIPS; we hold a belief that investing in your building envelope will reduce running costs, create a healthier home and leave a positive legacy for future generations.

We see our role as designer to facilitate a joyful relationship between the client and the builder to create timeless architecture that meets the needs of the occupants. Often for us, it is about matching personalities to facilitate positive outcomes.

Fiona has 25 years experience in architecture in New Zealand and England. Our small team prides itself on producing concise, clear documentation helped by the move into BIM modeling. We share our 3D and VR models with our clients creating a design tool to foster full understanding and avoid disappointment. This process often results in excitement, enthusiasm and a sense of collaboration for the project ahead.

Specialties

  • Residential
  • Renovation
  • Interiors

Awards

  • Parklands House Highly Commended Interiors – 2018

Client Reviews

We approached FMA in 2017 with a good idea of what we wanted to achieve with our hillside new build. Right at the start, Fiona constructively challenged us on some of our key requirements and proceeded to develop a concept for our home that was better than we could have imagined for our sloping site.

She used principles of sunlight and shading, combined with cross-ventilation and increased insulation, to design a house that addresses the challenges of our west facing site while still maximising the view.

The design process with FMA was fun and interactive. As the concept was developed, Fiona would put forward suggestions for improvements and finishes so we could smoothly progress the design towards consent documentation.

Our build is currently under construction, and we’re looking forward to moving into what will be our family home for many years to come.

Bruce Galloway