Stephen Javens


Stephen is an architect with a particular interest in materiality and the craft of architecture.


Inspired by the great modernists, his design process is to seek clarity through the synthesis of complex issues. He believes clarity of expression creates the opportunity to feel space more deeply. Whether considering the adaptive use of heritage buildings, or new designs, he seeks to create spaces that elicit an emotional response.


Beyond traditional practice, Stephen is actively involved in working to preserve our built environment, both in Melbourne and Hong Kong, and has delivered pro-bono projects in Bhutan and Vietnam.


Stephen is a member of the Hong Kong Heritage Conservation Foundation and was made a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects for pro-bono services and contribution to the profession.

In addition to a busy life as an architect, Stephen has represented Australia at the World Veterans Fencing Championships and has won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Veterans Fencing Championships.