Bureaux is an award-winning architecture and interior design studio with a reputation for crafted, authentic and character-filled buildings, interiors, exhibitions and furniture. The studio’s work has been widely published, both in New Zealand and internationally. Founded in 2010 by Registered Architects Jessica Barter and Maggie Carroll, Bureaux has produced a diverse body of work that ranges across housing, cultural, retail and hospitality projects. While these projects may vary in type and scale, the practice employs a personal approach that ensures each work focuses on the needs of clients and future users.

Collectively, Bureaux projects are cohesive, well planned and finely detailed – a seamless and sophisticated marriage of the artisanal and the technical. Jessica and Maggie are also actively engaged with the wider architectural profession in New Zealand and overseas. In 2015-16, Maggie and Jess’s architectural knowledge and creative energy was an important ingredient in the success of ‘Future Islands’, New Zealand’s national exhibition at the prestigious Venice Architecture Biennale.

To assist on selected projects, Bureaux has developed a collaborative network of skilled and trusted designers, craftspeople and builders. Bureaux Ltd is a registered practice with the New Zealand Institute of Architects.


Led by Maggie and Jess, the Bureaux studio comprises a diverse team of designers, architects and studio staff with a broad range of skillsets and backgrounds.

Jessica Barter
Director, Registered Architect

Maggie Carroll
Director, Registered Architect

Jessica Taylor
Studio Manager

Josh Dean
Registered Architect

Dixon Fong
Senior Designer

Liam McCosh
Graduate Designer

Chelsea Stitt
Graduate Designer

Henry Fraser
Graduate Designer

Madeline Caldwell
Interior Designer