In 2021, Aurecon entered into an agreement to lease 3,200m2 of new office space at 110 Carlton Gore Road, Newmarket. The engineering consultancy envisioned a modern shared space that encouraged staff collaboration and honoured their commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi (Treaty of Waitangi) through their He Rautaki Māori, a Māori strategy to provide direction and drive decision-making.

TSA provided project management services for the delivery of the Aurecon new generation office space within two floors of the new 6-storey development. Our role involved working closely with the Aurecon team with a strong focus on safety, cost, programme and stakeholder management, to achieve a workplace that is smart and sustainable. Importantly, through extensive workshops with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, we collaboratively developed a design for the project that reflects a strong cultural narrative.

The office is named Whakakāinga (To Make a Home) and has won an award from the Good Design Awards for integrating Te Ao Māori into the interior design and design process.