Architecture Aotearoa is the sole practice of New Zealand registered architect Fred Stevens with the practice based at his home within the inspirational environment of Lake Tarawera that includes the dormant volcano - Mount Tarawera.
Fred Stevens’ passion is architecture and the focus of his studies and practice has always been indigenous architecture - an architecture that responds to the uniqueness of AOTEAROA New Zealand. He is not interested in fashion or popular architecture and his design philosophy is more focused on responding to environment, culture and wairua. Perhaps this passion for indigenous-inspired architecture has come from having emigrated as a young child resulting in a desire to establish roots and a connection with those attributes of AOTEAROA New Zealand that make it such a special and wonderful country to live in.
FRED STEVENS ARCHITECT
B.Sc., B.B.Sc., B.(Arch)Hons
Fred Stevens has an honours degree in architecture from Victoria University of Wellington. He has been in sole practice from his Lake Tarawera home since 1991. Fred has been involved in a large range of projects from new lakeside and beachfront homes; commercial, tourism work and lately has designed Hindu temples for Rotorua and Hamilton.
DIRECTOR/ MARKETING/ ADMINISTRATION
Lamees Stevens is originally from China and speaks both Mandain and Cantonese. We regularly work with Chinese clients
HOME OF THE YEAR
Whare Tarawera was a finalist in the Home & Entertaining Magazine Home of the Year competition in 2000
NZIA AWARD 2018
Designed for the geothermal footpools at Kuirau Park in the heart of Rotorua City following an invitation-only design competition by Rotorua Lakes Council