Rethinking the way we create our neighbourhoods, towns, and cities.
It has never been more important to create places that put people at their centre:
places that nurture human vitality and wellbeing, inclusive places where people of all ages, genders, races and lifestyles can thrive. To help communities, developers, iwi and government to grasp the opportunities to lift our collective horizon, we need to bring new skill sets to bear and collaborate in new ways, working together to chart a new course in urban design and development.
Helping you turn strategy into action; working with you through the research, scoping, engagement, design and delivery phases of your projects.
A strong evidence base to support decision making
Bringing together project partners to make sure projects happen
Place-specific strategy and thoughtful design solutions.
Collaborating across sectors to deliver purposeful projects that are responsive to the needs of people and places, ensuring that the right things get built in the right places to preserve and enhance our neighbourhoods, towns and cities. We want to be a part of your story.
Learn how we’re an active member of our community, sparking great conversations about some of our biggest challenges and opportunities.
Always learning, we’d like to share our insights with you. We’ve developed a Research Hub to keep our live research projects, research reports and articles all in one easy place.
We’re so appreciative of our clients who enable us to do the work we do.
We worked with TUA to develop our approach and programme plan for a housing project and land $2.5m of funding to help us deliver it well. What made working with TUA a good fit was our strong value alignment, but they were also a good personality fit for our team
Putting together an iwi housing strategy for the first time required people with expertise and knowledge. TUA were amazing to work with, professional, engaging, helpful and have a lot of expertise.
"We worked with TUA to investigate the delivery of new housing models, in particular co-housing and a lot of useful knowledge was built up amongst our team. The team at TUA had a good mix of skills, were great facilitators, were collaborative, and their reports were well-presented and detailed.”
“TUA have been professional and accommodating throughout and your work has been invaluable in getting the plan change to the point it is today. We have enjoyed working alongside you all.”
“Our relationship with TUA seeks to redefine what working in a true partnership means. Whilst the tangible outcomes will produce our Housing Strategy, being the crucial first step to achieving our housing aspirations, the intangible benefits of this relationship will enable both entities to increase their capacity and matauranga."