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Architect, Architectural Designer or Draughtsperson?

Here at apa Architects & Project Managers, we often get asked ‘What is the difference between an Architect, an Architectural Designer and a Draughtsperson?’

We recently found an excellent article on this very topic over at https://buildme.co.nz/articles/architect-or-an-architectural-designer/

apa Architect & Project Managers. Green Buildings. Green Vehicles

Here at APA Architects and Project Management. we have a strong philosophy that our designs will help leave the planet richer than we found it. Green architecture is about creating a design that would produce more in it’s presence, than the design consumes in its creation.

This green philosophy is one that we […]

Marae Funding Opportunities Have Changed ….

….. and we’re here to help.

As many Marae trustees would know, the funding system to assist with Marae development has recently changed. Having previously helped numerous Marae developments and applications, apa Architects & Project Managers welcome the new changes, which we believe are a great improvement over the previous system.

With a much improved funding system, […]

July 2017 Funding Application Workshops for Marae

The team at apa Architects & Project Managers would like to invite Marae Trustees who are interested in accessing Funding Authorities, to a free workshop.

Here at apa, we have helped over 25 Marae in last 5 years with their funding applications: Otamarakau Marae – Ngati Makino, Te Awhe Marae, Tirohia Marae, Tanatana, Te Toke, […]

Pouahinau Marae – An Intelligent, Specialist Ablution Solution

We are pleased to announce that we have just completed construction of an advanced ablution project at the Pouahinau Marae. The new development has been a 13 year journey for the Marae and APA Architects and Project Management. are delighted to have helped bring the project to fruition.

Intelligent waste water management and an advanced septic […]

February 2017 Presentation to Architectural Designers of New Zealand (ADNZ)

Aladina was recently invited to give a presentation to the Architectural Designers of New Zealand (www.adnz.org.nz), about his background, his career and his recent award winning work.



apa Architects Featured in National Design Magazine

“Sacred to Māori culture, marae all around New Zealand, are being upgraded and rebuilt to accommodate the requirements of traditional and contemporary life.”

Our work on the Otamarakau Marae was recently featured in the February issue of Defign:Blog, an architectural design magazine. You may read the full article below.


Completion of Te Toke Marae Wharekai

We are delighted to announce that apa Architects and Project Managers have successfully completed our Te Toke Marae Wharekai development. More information on this project can be found in our project portfolio.

apa Architects & Project Managers named National ADNZ Supreme Winners

Aladina Harunani & the team at apa Architects and Project Managers are humbled to be announced as the 2016 SUPREME award winners of the ADNZ | Resene Architectural Design Awards 2016. The team were recognised for the design of a marae building in the riverside Tanatana marae in the heart of Tuhoe country. The building, a Wharemate was […]

apa in The Bay of Plenty Business News Magazine

The team at apa Architects & Project managers have been featured in a great article in the July / August Bay of Plenty Business News magazine. The article offered an in-depth look into the 2016 regional winners in the Resene Architectural Designers of New Zealand (ADNZ) design awards. apa Architects were humbled […]