About Us


Established in 2011, Rêve Architecture Ltd is a design orientated Architecture firm based in Wellington. We are a friendly, enthusiastic and passionate practice that endeavours to provide innovative and creative solutions across a broad range of project types whether it be small home alterations, new homes and apartments, interior fit-outs or commercial new builds. Our goal is to contribute positively to the built environment by designing spaces that are practical, attractive, and ultimately transformative.

Working together, our role is to interpret your needs by exploring ideas and following lines of inquisition to realise a finished product that satisfies both your objectives and our values. Architectural projects can involve numerous parties and we believe a successful project is based on honesty, integrity and enjoyment of all involved. We are mindful of the impact buildings have on the environment and are informed on sustainable principles of design.

Rêve Architecture Ltd is a practice member of the New Zealand Institure of Architects.

Who we are

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    Mike Stonyer

    Graduating in 2008 from Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Architecture degree with Honours, Mike gained extensive experience working for more than 5 years with the highly regarded and talented Architect Roger Walker. Given complex and challenging projects early on, Mike gained the skill and knowledge to become a Registered Architect in 2013.

    Mike has been involved on a wide variety of projects including high end housing, townhouses, large multiple residential developments, apartment buildings, commercial fit-outs, alterations and additions, and change-of-use conversions of office buildings. Mike enjoys understanding and resolving the complex nature that many of the projects entail. He seeks to create spaces that are representative, evocative and meaningful.

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    Sian Robinson

    After receiving her Bachelor of Architecture degree with Honours in 2011 from Victoria University of Wellington, Sian worked at a well known architectural practice gaining experience in designing new houses, multiple housing developments, alterations to existing houses and aged-care facilities.

    Sian is a Director of Rêve Architecture Ltd and is fully involved in the design process and documentation of all of our projects. She brings a fresh vision to design and values elegant and refined solutions to complex projects.

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    Helen Zou

    Helen joined Reve Architecture in early 2015 after graduating from Victoria University with a Masters of Architecture (Prof). As an Architectural Graduate Helen enjoys working on a variety of projects from high-end housing to urban design, furthering her experience in the field of architecture.

    Helen’s thesis investigated a process of reverse engineering the urban environment to enhance the existing heterogeneity and quality of inner city living. Helen has a passion for design and strives to draw the potential out of every site to achieve the client’s desires, whilst contributing to the wider built environment.

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    Yen Fei Chan

    Yen Fei joined Reve Architecture in late 2016, she trained for 5 years at the University of Science Malaysia where she obtained her Bachelor of Architecture. After graduating, Yen Fei gained 3 years of work experience in this field prior to the current employment as an Architectural Graduate. Having former experience in high rise residential and commercial, and now gaining knowledge in New Zealand, Yen Fei enjoys working on spatial arrangement, developing designs and problem solving on technical details. During her free time, she enjoys tramping in the backcountry, rock climbing and pottery.

Our Services


Pre-Design Services such as site analysis, feasibility studies, planning rules and constraints, title covenants & easements affecting the site;

Concept Design Services;

Preliminary Design involving the engagement, co-ordination and integration of separate consultants input;

Resource Consent Applications;

Building Consent Applications;

Detailed Construction Documentation;

Procurement Services such as Tendering and the letting of a Construction Contract;

Contract Administration and Observation Services;

Prefabricated and Modular Home/Building Design

Rêve Architecture Ltd follows the 7 stages of Architectural Services as provided by the New Zealand Institute of Architects. This is a simple linear approach starting at the pre-design and concept services and concluding at the completion of the built product with the contract administration services. While we advocate being involved through-out all stages of a project, we are not adverse to being approached to provide concept design or limited service options. For more information please refer to the NZIA Guide to Architects’ Services.



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