MAU STUDIO

OUR TEAM

We have backgrounds in architecture, project management and cultural heritage; enabling us to create holistic responses in all our projects.

 

DIRECTOR

TUPUTAU LELAULU

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) (Honours) Bachelor of Architectural Studies

John is a proud New Zealand born Samoan. He is a graduate of De La Salle College, Mangere East (2010), and completed his Master of Architecture at the Unitec Institute of Technology (2015). 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.

 

director

LYNETTE HUNT

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 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.

 

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REAGAN LAIDLAW

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.

 

consultant

CARINNYA FEAUNATI

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.

 

consultant

SAM MORRIS

Master of Architecture (Professional) Bachelor of Architectural Studies

 
 
 

MAU

To end poverty and inequality.
 

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To serve others, enabling people to find and believe in their light bulb moments.
 

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To live a purpose-driven life.
 

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