Evelyn McNamara

The Spotlight is on Evelyn McNamara of Evelyn McNamara Architecture Ltd

Winner of the 2016 Trends International Design Awards for New Zealand Architect-designed Kitchens

Evelyn formed Evelyn McNamara Architecture in May 2009 following five years’ experience on residential new builds, alterations and commercial retail projects for a small Auckland architectural practice.



Based in Central Auckland, the EMA has a strong focus on design that adheres to clean, simple lines whilst engaging the specific requirements of both the site and the client.

“We believe that both form and materials need to be designed to adhere to the specific characteristics of a site, whilst also meeting all elements of the client’s brief – both in terms of program and budget,” she says.

“Modern living in New Zealand should engage with the surrounding environment in well-designed homes with an environmentally friendly focus.”

While focusing largely on residential projects – both new builds and renovations – EMA have also designed small commercial fit-outs.


Evelyn registered as an architect in 2008 and is an Architect member of the NZIA.

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