We work alongside taitamariki and their communities to design projects that are contextual and authentic; a response to local culture and environment.


Design & Architecture Services

ĀKAU is a unique design and architecture practice that places people and community at the heart of our projects. Our intention is for every project to create positive impact beyond its built outcome.

We see ourselves as a connection point between client, consultants, taitamariki and the wider community. We value a collaborative design approach because this allows us to engage with communities in an authentic way. As a result, project outcomes are more meaningful, appropriate and speak of the people and place in which they are built.

We offer complete architectural services, taking projects from the seed of an idea to completed construction. Our skilled architects and designers deliver all stages of projects including community engagement, concept design, construction documentation, council consents and building contract administration. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you with your project.