Founded in 1998, Fearon Hay Architects is based in Auckland, New Zealand.

The practice is a partnership between Jeff Fearon and Tim Hay and was established to enable their combined involvement in the design and execution of each project.

The design-led studio operates with between 12 to 15 staff and applies this approach to a broad range of typologies located in diverse environments – costal, urban, rural, lakeside and alpine. The resulting work has received extensive recognition in both national and international award programmes.

Working nationally and internationally, the practice has an increasing variety of commissions that deliver private dwellings, hospitality and interior projects, and a developing range of commercial briefs.

Selected press
  • Casa da Abitare

    The high quality of craftsmanship with which the work has been carried out, and these design decisions by Fearon Hay, combine to give the space a strong character

    Casa da Abitare

  • Architectural Record

    Though [the building] may appear delicate, especially when scantily clad, it’s surprisingly robust.

    Architectural Record

  • Elle Decoration UK

    Architectural innovation and considered design help... make the most of spectacular surroundings, the resulting structure looks like a small encampment...the landscape is ever present.

    Elle Decoration UK

  • Architectural Review

    As an elemental composition in metal and glass, it has a haiku like directness…Conceding to the much greater and grander presence of nature, this is a house that knows its place, in more ways than one

    Architectural Review

  • Wallpaper*

    ...bringing individual experience together with one sparkling clear vision of simplicity and resolution in design.


  • Casa Brutus Japan

    ...changing the face of the city with their designs.

    Casa Brutus Japan

Selected awards

Fearon Hay Architects Ltd.
PO Box 90-311
Victoria Street West
Auckland 1142
New Zealand
P +64 9 309 0128
F +64 9 309 0827