The Practice

Fearon Hay is a design-led studio undertaking a broad range of projects in diverse environments. With studios in Auckland and Los Angeles, the firm is engaged in projects on sites around the world.

Tim Hay and Jeff Fearon founded the practice in 1998 as a way to enable their combined involvement in the design and delivery of each project. In 2018 Olivia Williams came on board to head the Fearon Hay studio in Los Angeles. Together, they lead an international team of experienced professionals.

The studio approaches every project with a commitment to design excellence, a thoughtful consideration of site and place, and an inventive sense of creativity. Fearon Hay enjoys responding to a range of briefs: Commercial projects for office and workplace, complex heritage environments, public work within the urban realm or wider landscape, private dwellings, and detailed bespoke work for hospitality and interior environments.

Fearon Hay has design studios in Auckland and Los Angeles.

Fearon Hay’s work has received extensive recognition in international award programmes.

Selected Accolades

2022 Best Australasian Firm Architizer
2022 Best Medium Firm Architizer
2021 Te Arai Beach House 2021 New Zealand Architecture Awards Winner
2021 Hargreaves St 2021 Auckland Architecture Awards Winner