Established in 1993, Sorted Architecture has been a fixture in the architectural landscape of the Southern Lakes for more than 30 years. A member of the Architectural Designers of New Zealand (ADNZ), our practice has won multiple regional and national awards, and our work has featured in many of New Zealand’s leading architectural publications.

Based in Wānaka, Central Otago, our practice has three decades of experience designing buildings for extreme environments. Initially designing homes in our hometown of Wānaka, our projects now span from the mountains to the coasts. Each design integrates innovation, sophistication and efficiency as a way to harmonise buildings with the natural environment.

Innovation and sophistication without extravagance

Our design ethos merges style, practicality and innovation to create buildings that reflect the individuality of owners and the natural landscape in which they sit. Guided by many years of experience working with the challenges and opportunities of extreme environments, we have created buildings to sit amongst mountains, lakes and beaches.

These impressive landscapes have inspired us to think beyond the ordinary to create homes of efficiency and comfort without forgoing design impact.


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Steve Humpherson

Well-proportioned buildings and the ability to really listen to clients and produce stunning, effective end results make Steve one of the region’s most respected architectural designers.

Passionate about good design, sustainability and the Central Otago landscape. Steve doesn’t just design a house, he designs a lifestyle.

With solid construction knowledge, Steve is able to coordinate all parties throughout the design and construction process. These abilities combined with over 25 years of experience, provide smooth and timely project delivery.
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Mike Finlay

Senior Architectural Designer and Technician
With an interest in sustainable design, permaculture and minimalist architecture, Mike always strives to produce sympathetically designed buildings that enhance their environments.
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At Sorted Architecture, collaboration is the key to showstopping design. We put your vision at the forefront of the design process and then apply our knowledge, practical approach and innovative ideas. Do you have a vision for your next project? 

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