Over the past 30 years, we’ve been involved in many projects for different cultures around New Zealand, which has allowed us to hone our design skills when learning about, understanding and designing for different cultures. 

Being based in Northland, we interact with many Hapu and Iwi on Maori-led projects, including large community centre and Marae designs, Wharenui, Wharekai and Wharepaku buildings and Papakainga developments to provide suitable homes for families. 

We’re also now effectively using Artificial Intelligence to generate ideas and images based off hand sketches, which is where inspiration renders like the one to the right come from, which helps quickly drive design decisions. 



When designing buildings and spaces for specific cultures it’s important to gain a deep understanding about how the areas will be used and interacted with. As part of our design process we engage with the people who will be using the spaces to deeply understand the cause for any specific design requests. 

By immersing ourselves in the cultural aspects of the project we can bring together suitable designs which will further enhance cultural strength amongst your people. 



Te Ahu Centre, Kaitaia
Cultural Atrium, Library, Museum, Community Hall, Cinema & Council Offices 

Otangaroa Marae
New Wharekai, Wharehui & Wharepaku – Full Design Services 

Motukaraka Papakainga
8 x Papakainga Whare – Full Design Services 

Motuti Marae
Cultural Resource & Archive Centre
– Full Design Services

Otatara Marae 
Wharekai – Full Design Services

Te Kotahitanga Marae
Wharekai, Wharehui & Ablutions – Feasibility Study & Concept Design






other buildings

If you’re a trustee, board member or project manager, and you’ve got a cultural project coming up, contact our team to discuss your project today.

Take a moment to partner with a skilled and trustworthy cultural architecture team who will understand your projects cultural needs and drive it forward with enthusiasm. 

Surrounded by a skilled team of consultants, including geotechnical engineers, structural engineers, fire consultants, surveyors, planners and landscape architects, you’re in good hands. 

Hands on experience you can trust.

Call Us Today: 0800 326 466

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