Stacey Farrell

NZ Registered Architect practicing
Queenstown Architect

Stacey is an artistically talented architect, artist and designer with a vast depth of skills. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from Auckland University in 1995 she has been registered with the New Zealand Registered Architects board since 1998. Stacey’s experience includes commercial & residential architectural projects of varying sizes and scales, interiors, and education projects. She has also designed, prototyped and manufactured a range of outdoor lounge suites that have sold throughout New Zealand. In 2011 Stacey re-branded her practice as Queenstown Architect, seeing a gap in Architectural services for clever solutions in more budget driven projects, as well as high end projects. Stacey’s work has been featured in the recently published ‘Big House Small House’ book by John Walsh and Patrick Reynolds. She has also been published in Urbis, & NZ House and Garden magazines. Her work was a finalist in the Cavalier Bremworth Unbuilt Architecture Awards in 2012. Black House part one was a finalist in the Best of NZ Home Design competition on television. Recently Stacey’s work was selected to appear among an international range of residential architecture projects on an American television show called ‘Extreme Homes’. Before moving to Queenstown Stacey was based in the Bay of Plenty for a number of years. She is experienced with building on the coast, lake fronts, and on exposed sites. Stacey understands that creative use of materials for varied New Zealand sites requires serious consideration of maintenance and longevity. The need for shelter from prevailing winds, while maintaining sun and views is always a consideration. This leads to the creation of private and special outdoor spaces that flow into functional internal spaces.

Project Title
Black House part one
In 2007 Stacey undertook the design of her own home, for construction of stage one in 2008. The site in Queenstown had it's own challenges, but is North facing and has beautiful, extremely large, trees to inspire the design. The resulting design is 'black house' and resembles a black jagged rock, shifted tectonically - split and sliding down the slope. The split faces of the black form are crumpled like the faces of a broken rock and will have vegetation creeping into the gaps. Photographed by Ben Ruffell
Year of Completion