We care for our people and the community we work within.
We care deeply about the people of Northland and their future. It’s the heart of us as individuals, as a team and in what we deliver every day.
Our mission is to grow local equity across Northland and build out of poverty through education and practical experience.
Design is about People and Place. We look to whanau, family and community to build them a sense of belonging and inclusion. Inspired by Hauora, the Māori philosophy of health, below are the themes and priorities we hold as a standard to assess our work.
Our Guiding Principles:
1. Te taha
(mental and emotional wellbeing)
Our whare (office) is a safe place. It`s the home of our positivity, honesty and thought. A place where we openly talk about our work and ask for help if needed.
2. Te taha
We’re committed to the health and safety of ourselves, clients, stakeholders and contractors. In the office and on site.
3. Te taha
(wellbeing of the land)
Whenua is our connection to the land. We aim to improve our carbon footprint and our sustainability practices.
4. Te taha
We’re committed to our people, values and culture. We value diversity and sharing of cultural knowledge.
5. Te taha
We actively build relationships with our clients and contractors, in schools and communities.
Delivering positive financial and social outcomes.
Our work in Government and Education centres around designing fit-for-purpose assets with positive financial and social outcomes. We know this makes a difference in the lives of communities.
Our principles align with the Construction Sector Accord. For us, this means creating value in the projects we deliver. We focus on broader community outcomes and using resources effectively, economically and without waste.
"The cloud is what we aim for,
but we the people are the wind that push the cloud."