Raukura Turei



Monk Mackenzie

Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand


Raukura Turei is a multi-disciplinary artist, architect and designer of Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki and Ngā Rauru Kītahi iwi, based in Aotearoa, New Zealand. She received her Master of Architecture (Prof) from the University of Auckland in 2011 and registered as an architect with the NZRAB in 2015.

She is a principal at Monk Mackenzie Architects in Tāmaki Mākaurau (Auckland), where she leads projects working with iwi that range from large-scale masterplanning of Papakāinga (Māori Housing), to Marae and community-focused developments. She was awarded Emerging Designer at the NZ Interior Awards 2022 and is an advocate for the expression of Te Ao Māori in the built environment.

In her art practice, Turei uses whenua (earth) collected from Papatūānuku to explore notions of whakapapa (genealogy) and deepen her connection to her tūrangwaewae (ancestral lands). Her art work has been exhibited in New Zealand, Australia and Japan.


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