Andrea Stevens

Non Architectural work

Andrea Stevens practised architecture for 10 years in the commercial, education and residential fields, before writing her first architectural review in 2007. This led to a new career in writing and editing. In this time, she has contributed to two architecture books for Penguin; written for international titles AR Asia Pacific and Wallpaper*; is the New Zealand Contributing Editor for Australian magazines Habitus and Indesign; and Editor for the local bi-annual Design Guide. She is a regular guest critic in Unitec’s architecture programme, and she also pursues her passion for culture and heritage by writing for the Auckland Museum blog.

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Book: Beyond the State for Penguin NZ
Andrea co-authored this book with architectural historian and academic Bill McKay. It is a biography of the iconic ‘state house’, a phenomenon of New Zealand architecture and Labour’s socialism. Andrea is the author of part two, which is all about the state house today. She and photographer Simon Devitt documented fourteen houses from around the country, and present them in text and photographic essays.
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