Architecture infused with top industry experience

Ron Seeto Architects, formerly MCP Auckland, specialises in creating liveable spaces which, "make your neighbours jealous."

We have a particular interest and experience in the design and delivery of interior and exterior spaces that meet client requirements driven by these fundamentals -- purpose, aesthetics, budget, site, culture, social and environmental.

Born in Fiji and graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture with Honours from Auckland University, I have worked in New Zealand and the South Pacific – starting with Claude Megson and latterly Murray Cockburn.

I believe the dream project holds these elements -- innovation and practicality. Listening and collaboration. Enthusiasm and commitment. Trust and clarity between architect, client and consultants.

As every project is personal and unique, I do not work to a defined style or formula. Context is important, not to mimic but be part of a place in a liveable community.

We have designed a wide range of projects including residential, commercial, and institutional, and have amassed special expertise in the residential, liturgical and the hotel/resort sectors.

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Key Architect Services

Master Planning
Creating the blueprint for your project
Building Design Concepts
Connect, share, collaborate. Create the big idea.
Full Architect Services + Project Management
From project creation to completion and delivery + much more.
Youtube Architect & Presenter
Ron Seeto's architectural point of view presented on screen.

Working towards a liveable community

Making liveable spaces that serve the community is a passion for me, and this is underlined by time and effort volunteered for design advocacy for Auckland's key projects over several years.

As chair of the Auckland Architectural Association, soon after graduation I contributed many volunteer hours towards opening up and making Auckland's downtown waterfront the bustling, multi-faceted area it is today.

Recent participation in community development as an expert member of the Ellerslie Residents Association, I am helping transform Ellerslie into Auckland's most liveable suburb.

As a member of the NZIA group making submissions on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan, I am passionate about creating a quality, compact, liveable city.

Recent pro bono projects include:
• Design consultant on the St Michaels Parish piazza project, Remuera, Auckland, 2005-2015
• Advocate for quality compact growth in the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan, Auckland, 2014-2016
• Multiple presentations to local community about sustaining existing community facilities, proposing transport solutions and intensifying with liveable spaces in compact quality developments.

Affiliations

Professional affiliations: NZ Institute of Architects, NZ Green Building Council, Urban Design Forum, PrefabNZ, NZ Registered Architects Board (NZRAB), Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Community affiliations
: Rotary International, Ellerslie Residents Association, St Michaels Catholic Parish, Starship Foundation, Korucare, Make-a-Wish, CureKids, Child Cancer Foundation, Ronald MacDonald House, Ruby's tea towels

Industry publications: The Design Series - youtube presenter, NZ Architect, CrossSection, Urbis, Home&Building, Idealog