Keri WhaitiriKeri’s background is predominantly architectural with involvement also in art, landscape and urban design. She has worked as both a practicing architect and design educator (University of Auckland, Unitec) and currently runs a design consultancy, ITI kura toi.

In recent years, Keri has been engaged by Matapopore Charitable Trust, an organisation established by Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga, to manage mana whenua cultural engagement in Christchurch’s central-city rebuild. In this role, she has contributed towards a number of central- and local-government-led anchor projects. She has also acted as a Ngāi Tahu-appointed Commissioner on the Christchurch City Council Joint Management Board, and has recently been appointed to the Lyttelton Design Review Panel.

Keri’s particular strength is the integration of mana whenua values and aspirations within architectural, spatial, landscape and urban design.