Matakohe Architecture + Urbanism is a design studio based in Te Tai Tokerau
Our approach is design-focussed and community-led. As designers we believe our role to be that of skilled facilitator and interpreter rather than artist or author, drawing upon our technical, social and cultural expertise to empower people to take a pivotal role in the design of their own communities. We see ourselves as instigators, facilitators and connectors.
We support Māori communities and organisations to undertake culturally appropriate and environmentally, socially and economically sustainable development within their rohe. Through planning, architectural design, technical assistance and research, our services help iwi, hapū, whānau and mataawaka communities to exercise mana motuhake and realise their own aspirations for their physical environments.