Sophie Steele

BArch (Hons), ANZIA



Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

Sophie is a registered architect with 18 years of experience in architecture and interior fitouts/space planning.

She has worked on a variety of project types and scales in both New Zealand and the UK. Sophie joined Studio Pacific Architecture in 2011 after working for several years in London and Nelson.

Sophie has gained extensive experience in design development and documentation across commercial, heritage, public, and residential projects. She has also undertaken site observation and contract administration on several projects. Sophie has a particular interest in the technical aspects of architectural projects and how these projects come together.

This interest was demonstrated most recently on Tākina - the Wellington Exhibition and Convention Centre, where she worked on the interior detailing of the main public spaces. Prior to that, Sophie was dedicated to developing and detailing the exterior envelope design for the Wellington Airways Control Tower, working closely with the subcontractor to achieve a buildable solution without losing the fundamental design idea. Following the design stages, Sophie undertook the role of Project Architect throughout the construction phase, collaborating closely with the contractor, client, and consultant team to ensure a high-quality result.

Sophie is an enthusiastic team member and leader who enjoys working in a collaborative environment. She believes that encouraging contributions from everyone throughout the design process enriches the results and success of projects within the studio.