Rau Hoskins

Director

Ngāti Hau, Ngāpuhi, BArch, MArch(Hons)


Rau has over 20 years experience working with Māori community-based design projects and has for the past 15 years specialized in the design of Māori educational institutions in the wider Auckland area. In 1997, Rau completed his Master's degree in architecture, culminating in a thesis that focused on the re-emerging role of the Māori architect in relation to the design of Kura Kaupapa Māori. He has also worked extensively as an urban and cultural design consultant, as well as in iwi liaison capacities on a range of large public projects. Rau is a co-opted member of the Housing New Zealand Māori Capability Committee and remains active in Māori housing advocacy and papakāinga design projects. Rau teaches part-time at the Unitec Department of Architecture and, with colleague Carin Wilson, has been active in researching both traditional and hybrid Māori dwelling construction techniques. He presented the 13-part TV series Whare Māori, which won the AFTA for best information programme at the 2012 Aotearoa Film and Television Awards.

Chris Sage

Director

BA, BArch, ANZIA, Registered Architect


Chris is a widely experienced registered architect with over 25 years working in the architectural field. His work includes residential, educational and light-commercial projects. Chris has been a director of designTRIBE for 10 years and has knowledge of governance, community structures and organizations. Chris's experience of working with all aspects of community groups and his extensive practice in the field of education architecture are invaluable to ensuring the success of architectural projects undertaken by designTRIBE.

Maurits Kelderman

Director

BArch, GradDipSecTchg, BMPA, MArch


Maurits completed his architectural studies in 1993 and since then has had significant experience working in all aspects of architectural design, contract documentation and administration. Maurits has knowledge of te reo Māori and tikanga, is a leader of Te Taha Tu Māori cultural group and has gained a Bachelor of Māori Performing Arts from Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. He has been a design tutor at Unitec Department of Architecture since 2000 and holds a diploma in secondary teaching. In 2015Maurits completed a master's degree focusing on the modern interpretation of Whare Wānanga. He was awarded a New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal.

Mark Suddens

Associate, Senior Draftsman / CAD Technician

BSc


Mark is a skilled CAD Technician with an excellent understanding of building detailing, coupled with a thorough approach to full documentation. Mark also has extensive experience as a construction contractor and project manager. After studying for a science degree at The University of Auckland in the 1980s, Mark explored his creative side and honed his business skills by starting and running a successful street fashion label, “Cabash,” with his partner, Bernadette. By the mid '90s (and somewhat burnt out by this enterprise) Mark moved in a new direction and teamed up with his father-in-law to develop (and patent) a panelized timber/plywood housing construction system. The ethos behind this was to make housing more affordable. By engaging in partnerships with third sector “not- for-profit” groups, and several hapū and whānau, Cabash Self-Build Homes Ltd was able to instigate several low-cost housing initiatives in various parts of the country. Mark has been working with designTRIBE since 2002 as a Senior Draftsman / CAD Technician, drawing on his construction and management skills to develop and work with integrated three-dimensional information modelling documentation.

Gaynor Eade

Architect

BArch(Hons), ANZIA, Registered Architect


Gaynor is a Registered Architect with almost 20 years experience in various roles in New Zealand, England and South Africa. Her work includes education, residential, commercial and retail projects. Gaynor places importance on forming good working relationships to provide the best possible outcome for clients' requirements and budget, together with a commitment to sustainability.

Stephen Delahunty

Senior Architectural Technician

DipArchTech, NZ Trade Cert. Bookbinding, Licensed Building Practitioner


Stephen is an architectural technician/designer with over 10 years experience working in the industry in New Zealand. Originally a bookbinder by trade, he chose architecture as a career after travelling to Europe. Stephen has gathered a wide experience in all fields of architecture, including alterations and additions to historic buildings, small- to large- scale residential buildings and multi-use commercial structures. Stephen is conversant with all aspects of the New Zealand building regulations, with an emphasis on energy efficiency and water tightness.

Paul Addison

Architectural Graduate

Waitaha/Kāti Māmoe/Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, BE(Hons), PhD, BArch(Hons), Graduate NZIA


After working as a chemical engineering researcher and academic in the United Kingdom and New Zealand, Paul decided to pursue a career in architecture. He has been at designTRIBE since 2010, after graduating from Victoria University of Wellington School of Architecture. His final year design and research project investigated the incorporation of Māori narrative in contemporary tourist facilities, with specific application to the development of a pounamu workshop and gallery adjacent to his home marae in South Westland.