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Rau Hoskins

Rau Hoskins

Rau Hoskins
Ngāti Hau, Ngāpuhi

Biography

Rau is a director of the Design Tribe architectural practice specialising in kaupapa Māori design. With a Master in Architecture (Hons), Rau has lectured in Māori architecture at the Auckland and Unitec Schools of Architecture since 1990 and currently co-heads Te Hononga – The Centre for Māori Architecture and Appropriate Technologies at Unitec. Rau wrote the Māori Housing Design Guide in 2002 and chaired the steering group that developed the Te Aranga Māori Cultural Landscape Strategy in 2006. Rau is the Chair of Te Matapihi, the national Māori housing support body and an adviser to the Minister of Housing on the Social Housing Unit and Social housing policy. Rau presented the 13-part Whare Māori television series which screened on Māori Television in 2011

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