Our story

Our team first bonded over a shared interested in permaculture and sustainable architecture; Andrew and his family designed and built their own eco-house and permaculture lifestyle block and Gabrielle and her family developed a resilient suburban property. We saw an opportunity to combine our experiences as architects, love of great design, and passion for permaculture to create Bell Stephenson Architects. Before coming together in 2011, we were running our own architecture practices—Gabrielle Bell Architect in Motueka and Dimensions Architecture in Tauranga. Together, we are more creative and draw on a broader base of practical skills when designing your dream space.

Meet the team


Our Process

Learn about the process of bringing your architectural dream into a reality. Learn more→


From new homes to a brewery, we’ve designed beautiful & low-impact spaces for clients with all types of visions & budgets. Learn more→