The paper describes some of the work of the authors, as client and consultant respectively, in developing the organisation for producing public buildings in New Zealand. The work is in two stages. Stage 1, during 1984, consisted of analysing the present system for delivering new buildings by the Architectural Directorate of the Ministry of Works and Development and associated departments, and producing recommendations for change. Stage 2, which started in late 1985 and is scheduled to last 3 years, consists of implementing those recommendations.