About Bell Stephenson Architects Ltd

Welcome to Bell Stephenson Architects. Based in Motueka we can service anywhere from Golden Bay and Murchison, to the Tasman District and Nelson. We combine our passion for beautiful designs, permaculture principles, and over 40 years combined experience to bring you a space that you love. From new homes to a brewery, we've designed projects for clients with all types of visions and budgets.

Integrating Permaculture

Our permaculture designs integrate the house with the landscape. We work with nature to create stylish and sustainable spaces that are beautiful and contemporary. Our focus is on creating edible landscaping and making the most of your resources, whether it is in your backyard or lifestyle block

We pride ourselves working with projects including:

  • Residential
  • Renovation
  • Interior
  • Commercial
  • Education
  • Tourism
  • Permaculture designed natural spaces

Every job is unique, designed to meet the client's vision, budget, and surrounding environment.

The way we work

  • We take delight in creating spaces that work well and are a joy to be in.
  • Clear communication from start to finish.
  • Our designs are unique to the client and location.
  • We work on every project personally from concept through to the completion of the building.

We love to help create unique spaces for our clients spaces that are beautiful to look at, comfortable to be in, and that enhance the surrounding environment.

To find out more about our services, please give us a call today.

What makes us different?

Nelson - Tasman architects with a passion for beautiful & sustainable designs!

We base our designs upon permaculture principles and endeavour to reduce environmental impact. Our aim is to create quality design with a smaller environmental footprint - bigger is not necessarily better. We are experienced with the Homestar rating system to evaluate our designs.


Business photos

  • Port View Residence
  • Permaculture House
  • Holiday Bach
  • Wairoa River Residence
  • Golden Bear Brewery
  • Cooks Beach Residence
  • Adobe Block Cottage Courtyard
  • Contemporary Country Home
  • Bathroom Renovation
  • Rustic Entry Doors
  • Adobe Block Country Cottage
  • Castle House Courtyard
  • The Waters Bed and Breakfast
  • Shunique Shoe Shop
  • House on a Hillside
  • House by the Sea
  • Mt Maunganui College Administration Building
  • Mt Pharmacy
  • Tasman Lifestyle Home

Servicing: Nelson Region, Takaka Area, Motueka Area, Richmond, Murchison Area


  • NZ Institute of Architects (NZIA)

Opening hours

  • 09:00 - 17:00
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Services these areas

Nelson Region , Takaka Area , Motueka Area , Richmond, Nelson Area , Murchison Area

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Products and services

Markets Served
  • Residential
  • Educational
  • Commercial
  • Architectural Rendering
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Site Planning
  • Project Management
  • Interior Design
  • Site Analysis
  • Construction Specifications
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Alterations
  • Building Consents
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • New Houses
  • Early Childhood Centres
  • Schools
  • Retail Stores
  • Registered
Price Information
  • Free Initial Consultation

Mailing address

91 Trewavas Street Motueka 7120

Parking options

Free On-Street

Free Off-Street

Payment options

  • Cash
  • Personal Cheques
  • Direct Credit (internet banking, phone banking)

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