2021 AWARD FINALIST
Sponsored by MAS
Isthmus Group is an integrated design studio that removes the traditional boundaries between architecture, graphic design, landscape architecture and urban design. It runs an inclusive, respectful, open studio committed to closing diversity gaps. A series of interlinked and overlapping initiatives, and an environmentally and socially conscious studio culture, influence everything it does.
Engaging with and fully embracing mātauranga Māori is a core part of its current strategy and it is gradually weaving kaupapa Māori into its design philosophy and practice. Earlier this year Isthmus Group launched Te Kāpehu, a navigational design tool for making conscious choices about how its projects can uplift the mauri of people and the environment.
Isthmus Group says its clients and the communities it serves benefit more than ever from well-rounded teams, diverse innovative thinking, and dedicated, passionate designers willing and able to go the extra mile for them.