Stea is a multi award-winning boutique architecture firm based in regional NSW and Queensland. Our focus is on function and enduring economics that maximise your return. Our commitment is to astute architecture that continually delivers.
We focus on connecting with both the environment and human emotion, where form & function hold equal ground with elegance and simplicity.
Our services and
We offer a complete range of architectural services encompassing planning, design and construction to deliver timeless designs that complement the natural and built environment. We specialise in bespoke solutions that deliver optimum value. We listen, beginning with the end in mind and have a track record in using economically sustainable development to reduce your costs.
We continue to innovate and adopt new technologies and materials as they become available. Long before it was fashionable we were integrating climatically appropriate construction, natural lighting and ventilation, and building management systems to reduce ongoing energy and operational costs.
Our practice and
Stea has been operating for over 40 years. During this time, we have provided a comprehensive range of architectural services
encompassing all aspects of building, planning and design and construction to a wide range of clients. From our roots as a regional practice we have successfully expanded our portfolio, winning commissions across Australia.
Our Practice is headed by Steve Turner. We are a corporate member of the Australian Institute of Architects. The practice and Steve are currently registered with the Australian, NSW, QLD and WA Board of Architects. We are a pre-qualified supplier under Local Buy BUS265 Planning, Surveying, Design and Architectural Services.
Our clients describe us as ‘contemporary and innovative but balanced with relevant industry experience’.
We believe that this is the perfect combination to deliver the best result for you.
Meet Steve Turner,
Steve is the Practice Principal and owner of STEA. He holds an honours degree in Architecture a Bachelor of Design Studies from the University of Queensland and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects.
Steve has a particular interest in climatically appropriate and sustainable architecture, commencing with his architectural studies and continuing with his published thesis in Architectural Science Review. His forte is the creation of buildings of architectural merit within limited budgets. His designs have been recognised through numerous awards in the areas of design, construction, tourism and operations.
Steve’s innovative design upgrade for a major aged care facility significantly reduced the number of reportable incidences involving dementia patients. As a result of this he was invited to present at the World Alzheimer’s conference in Barcelona.
Steve has extensive experience in facilitating consultation, liaison with stakeholders and the preparation of master plans and reports. Our implemented methodology for a regional library resulted in great public acceptance and staff ownership of the final building. As a result, Steve was invited to present a paper at the Queensland State Library conference. He has been invited to give presentations on various aspects of airport terminal design at Regional Airport Terminal conferences as well as the Australian Airport Association’s National Conference.
Hydeaway Bay residence
Harrisville Container Farmhouse
Villa Balen, Byron Bay
The Grange & Zilzie