MC ARCHITECTURE STUDIO LTD

Massimiliano Capocaccia Architecture Studio Ltd is an award-winning Christchurch-based architecture firm - practicing across New Zealand and internationally on a wide range of projects from small house renovations and new residential builds to larger commercial buildings. 

FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

MASSIMILIANO CAPOCACCIA

Max was exposed to the foundations of design from an early age and worked at his father's practice in his native Rome. He completed a Masters in architecture and later established his own practice also in Rome. In 2007 he moved to New Zealand and worked with Athfield Architects before establishing MC Architecture Studio ltd where he now leads a TEAM of Architectural Graduates.

Collaboration is a consistent feature of the studio and Max is committed to developing local and international networks to cross-pollinate ideas and maintain his connection and currency with best practice and new conceptual thinking. He strongly believes that interaction develops professionalism and human potential. Although strongly influenced by European standards, processes and aesthetics, Max takes inspiration from many sources. He has travelled extensively and completed his master's thesis in India where he explored low cost housing. Inspiration comes also from sports and the natural environment - the ocean and the mountains particularly - as well as music and arts. Max is passionate about built environments that attract and inspire- whether as a public civic building, a retail space or that most personal of buildings - one's own home.

  • Member of New Zealand Green Building Council

  • Member of New Zealand Institute of Architects

  • Registered Architect in New Zealand & in Europe