MANAGING director

Master of Heritage Conservation, Built Heritage, Museum Studies

Bachelor of Arts with Honour’s

With a background in both Architecture and Cultural Heritage, Lynette’s professional career as a Curator has a strong emphasis in observing the conservation of Cultural Taonga, and it being present in the views and impact of society at large. As a New Zealand born Samoan/Norwegian, her passion is working with youth to discover and develop a more impactful life, driven by Purpose. Lynette’s role within MAU is supporting and managing all components of MAU studio.




Prime Ministers Pacific Youth Award 2018 - Art & Creativity Award Dean’s Award for Research Excellence 2016 NZIA Cadimage Group Student Design Awards 2015 (Finalist) Top Student Master of Architecture 2015 (UNITEC) Master of Architecture (Professional) (Distinction) Bachelor of Architectural Studies

Tuputau is a proud New Zealand born Samoan. He is a graduate of De La Salle College, Mangere East, and completed his Master of Architecture at the Unitec Institute of Technology. He is exploring how architecture can be a platform to develop and advance Pacific worldviews and how architecture can play a role in alleviating poverty. John’s role is to develop how MAU Studio can provide educational and employment opportunities that foster self-respect, change mindsets, and enable people to find their MAU.




Master of Architecture (Professional) (Honours) Bachelor of Architectural Studies

Co-wrote and presented “Biculturalism in New Zealand Correctional Facilities” at the 32nd Annual SAHANZ Conference “Architecture, Institutions and Change” in Sydney, Australia.

Reagan is an Auckland based architectural graduate of NZ Maori and European decent. He obtained his Master of Architecture (Professional) from Unitec Institute of Technology and has been working in architectural practice throughout New Zealand for the past 3 years. During his final year thesis, Reagan researched the notion of empathy and its potential in the design of correctional facilities to help rehabilitate those inside, while changing the perceptions of society on the outside. This research has expanded Reagans perception of architecture, particularly its ability to create positive social impact through challenging social mindsets and norms.



technical consultant

NZIA Graphisoft Student Design Awards 2014 (Finalist) Master of Architecture (Professional) (Honours) Bachelor of Architectural Studies

Published SHIFTING PARADIGMS: A resilient future for the Pacific, in association with Victoria University of Wellington, NIWA and ATELIERWORKSHOP.

Invited Panelist Speaker to Paris for COP21 UNESCO Conference "Resilience in a time of Uncertainty: Indigenous People and Climate Change." Nov-Dec 2015

Carinnya is a proud Samoan young woman with a Master of Architecture (Prof) from Victoria University of Wellington. She is a Co-Founder of MAU Studio, and has a keen interest in the role Architecture plays in the growth of communities in developing countries. Her research has seen her travel overseas to present at UNESCO Paris and exhibit her work in Samoa and NZ. Her recent work with MAU is on Architecture for Sustainable Development and Climate Change.


What is your MAU?

“To encourage and enable others to step out of their comfort zone, to believe in themselves, and follow their inner light bulb moments”.


What is your MAU?

“To enable people to find their MAU, and create intergenerational systems to end poverty”.


What is your MAU?

“To live a purpose-driven life”.


What is your MAU?

“To use her skills in humanitarian work to influence government policy”.