On the Move | May 2021

Whare Timu joins Warren and Mahoney as Associate Principal to lead Advanced Cultural Design Unit, Te Matakīrea

Warren and Mahoney is pleased to announce the appointment of Whare Timu as an Associate Principal of its Wellington Studio. Whare will also lead Warren and Mahoney’s group advanced cultural design unit – Te Matakīrea.

Whare (Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Arawa, Tūwharetoa) joins Warren and Mahoney with considerable experience working with iwi and communities and has held numerous advisory positions across large scale projects in Aotearoa and abroad. He is a senior committee member and architectural and urban planning specialist as part of the Ngā Aho National Indigenous Design Network, and a Board Director of Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects. He has a deep understanding of tikanga Māori and is practiced in whaikōrero (oratory) and kapa haka (performance).

Warren and Mahoney’s Managing Director John Coop says, “We are delighted to welcome Whare and look forward to the valuable experience, perspective and connectivity he brings to the leadership of Te Matakīrea.

“At the heart of our practice is a focus on early, authentic engagement with our clients and communities in order to collectively achieve the best outcomes for each project.

“Te Matakīrea is dedicated to empowering indigenous architecture both in Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific and gives our clients tools, expertise and knowledge for the benefit of all our projects. Whare’s appointment further strengthens our delivery of cultural design and engagement expertise in New Zealand, Australia and across the work we are doing around the Pacific Rim.


Coffey rebrands as Tetra Tech Coffey

On Monday, April 26, Coffey, A Tetra Tech Company transitioned its brand name to Tetra Tech Coffey, releasing the following statement:

Tetra Tech Coffey has been part of the Tetra Tech family since 2016. This has benefitted our people and clients by having access to a global network of experts and has provided a deeper bench of service offerings to deliver more diverse consulting and engineering services for our clients.

Across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific countries, we will continue to leverage Tetra Tech’s Leading with Science® approach. Moving to the Tetra Tech brand is the next step in recognising the strength of our over-850 staff in the Pacific region, supported by Tetra Tech’s 20,000 employees who provide high-end consulting and engineering with a shared expertise in defence, planning, water, infrastructure, and environment services.


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