ĀKAU Studio’s ethos places community at the very heart of their mahi. Their built portfolio includes public spaces, housing developments, educational institutions and cultural centres, all created with sustainable design principles, passive design strategies and environmentally friendly materials.
Their commitment to collaboration and community engagement adds another hugely positive impact to Te Tai Tokerau Northland, by transforming the lives of tamariki through learning about architecture and design.
The mana wāhine who lead ĀKAU Studio are a wonderful example of what it means to be an architect in Aotearoa today. Together, they have proven that architectural practice can have grassroots origins, while making an impact of national and international importance.