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Steve Povey has over 40 years experience in Architectural Design, primarily in Whangarei and surrounding areas. He prides himself on offering unique one-off new house designs and practical solutions for all your addition/alteration needs.


Together, with assistance from the rest of his carefully selected small team, Steve will take your project from beginning to completion, all the while focusing on innovative architectural design.


With the use of CAD (Computer-aided Design), we are able to model your project in 3D to help you visualise the finished product, so you can be confident that you will be pleased with the final result.


Contact Steve today and you’ll be one step closer towards turning your dream home into a reality.


Just some of the things
we can do for you:

  1. Pre-purchase inspection – Site or existing house. 

  2. New house design and complete floor plans.

  3. ALL your addition, alteration, renovation needs. 

  4. Kitchen design – New or existing homes. 

  5. Light commercial design – eg. motels, restaurants, catteries/dog kennels, etc. 

  6. Landscaping ideas and advice.

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  • Check out these testimonials provided by previous clients

    Steve's flair and immense talent for design has given us our "dream home", he has taken advantage of every view, whether sea or rural, and has created the "wow" factor.

    Our house is practical, spacious and designed to catch the sun all day. The plans he gave our builder were meticulous. Steve recommended Mark Kokich to build our new home and we were delighted with him.
    If we built again, we would certainly choose Steve Povey.

    Steve & Lyn Jones
  • Check out these testimonials provided by previous clients

    Steve was excellent in interpreting and visualising our ideas, together with his own imagination, expertise and architectural skills to actually make them work.

    Resulting in an outstanding house which has featured in international media - Toronto Globe & the London Observer.

    Warren & Lorraine Spiers - Featured in Toronto Globe & the London Observer
  • Check out these testimonials provided by previous clients

    Having been so pleased with the alterations Steve designed for us some years ago, we opted to use him again to design our new home.

    The resulting design has ticked all the boxes and has provided very good privacy, especially considering the proximity of the neighbouring properties.

    Mary & Dennis Brewster
  • Check out these testimonials provided by previous clients

    Given that Steve had done a wonderful job of designing my Mother's home, we had no hesitation in engaging him to design ours. He also designed a lovely home for my brother, Roly

    He has designed our new home taking full advantage of the wonderful sea views and helped create a beautiful home which is a delight to entertain in.

    Craig & Helen Brown - Mayor of Whangarei City 2003-2004
  • Check out these testimonials provided by previous clients

    We involved Steve when we were doing our renovation in 2008. He listened to our wish list and along with his thorough knowledge of Council requirements, designed a modern and very functional home for us.

    We thoroughly enjoy living in it.

    Andrew & Anne Fraser


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