TOA Architects

Rameka Alexander-Tu’inukuafe

Rameka Alexander-Tu’inukuafe

Ngāpuhi - Architectural Associate

Rameka Alexander-Tu’inukuafe is of Māori - Ngāpuhi, Tongan, and Pākehā descent and is originally from the Bay of Islands, where he graduated from Kohanga Reo, Kura Kaupapa Māori and Wharekura in Kaikohe and Moerewa. Rameka has significant education & community project experience working at Jasmax alongside education & civic expert Hamish Boyd.

A career highlight was working as a Māori design specialist and designer on the new University of Waikato Tauranga Tertiary Campus. He has also provided cultural design advice to Tauranga City Council on a number of project feasibility studies including the following: Mauao Visitor Centre, a New Museum and Library, Civic Centre Masterplan and was the lead designer for the New Refurbished Workplace for the Council.

Rameka’s design philosophy is centered on the belief that the most successful architectural projects are ones which engage with whanau, hapū and iwi in the design process from start to finish.

  • Nga Aho Maori Design Professional
  • New Zealand Property Council (NZPC)
  • Design Institute of New Zealand (DINZ)
  • 2015 Masters of Architecture Studies (BAS)
  • 2012 Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS)
  • 2009 Bachelor of Design (Spatial Design)