Stephen McDougall


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Founding Director

Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

Stephen McDougall has been a Director of Studio Pacific since the company’s founding in 1992.

He is a Registered New Zealand Architect with 30 years’ work experience in the disciplines of urban design, strategic masterplanning, architecture and interior design. The range of Stephen’s work and experience extends to a number of countries including Libya, Australia, Great Britain, France, The Netherlands and Uzbekistan.

Stephen has extensive knowledge and experience and has provided design leadership for many of the Studio’s award-winning projects.

Stephen has particular skills in new workplace theory, space planning and look and feel of contemporary workspaces and has provided leadership for many of the Studio’s award winning office fitouts. He has also worked on a number of the Studio’s key waterfront urban design projects and also has extensive experience in housing and accommodation.

Stephen is passionate about architecture and design and carries this enthusiasm and energy through to opportunities to promote the use of wool through all Studio projects as well as being a strong voice within the industry.

Qualifications and affiliations

  • Bachelor of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Bachelor of Building Science, Victoria University of Wellington
  • New Zealand Registered Architect
  • Fellow of New Zealand Institute of Architects
  • Ambassador for Campaign for Wool


  • Architecture
  • Board
  • Interiors
  • Practice Leadership