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Arête Architects believe in blending the planes of architecture and environment; merging the two to achieve architectural excellence.

We will embrace your chosen environment and uncover the potential within it. Be it natural or built; micro or macro, interior or exterior, we promise to provide an architectural solution that will exist harmoniously within its context.

Arête Architects are an award winning practice base in Wellington and Lake Hawea, New Zealand, with a global outlook, seeking solutions, information and technologies worldwide in an effort to achieve balance between the built and non-built environments we inhabit. With a strong focus on High Performance Architecture, and as Structurally Insulated Panel (SIP) specialists we have the skills to provide you with a solution that far exceeds the norm.

We love working closely with all stakeholders, through all stages of a project, to ensure that, as a team, we achieve something truly unique, responsive and responsible.

Arête /ə’rEt/ (French)
A sharp crested ridge in rugged mountains. Borrowed from French, “ edge formed by the meeting of two planes...”

Arete /ahr-i-tey/ (Greek)

Arete /ahr-i-tey/ (Greek)
The aggregate of qualities, as valor and virtue, making up good character. In its basic sense, means “excellence” of any kind.

“The characteristics of the world most worth knowing is it’s natural beauty... the more we see of it the more of us it sees.”