Sovaia Makulau

  • Sovaia Makulau
  • BCom (Hons), HRINZ
  • People Advisor

Sovaia joined Studio Pacific Architecture in 2017 as an HR Advisor, graduating from Victoria University of Wellington in 2015 with a Bachelor of Commerce.

Sovaia has been a part of the Te Waharua rōpū for over three years and has actively supported the Kaupapa behind a lot of Studio Pacific’s activity surrounding Te Ao Māori. As our HR Advisor, her role focuses on the people of Studio Pacific and Sovaia is an advocate for integrating te reo Māori into our everyday language and interactions

Outside of the studio, Sovaia enjoys getting outdoors and exploring the fantastic range of nature walks within the Wellington region. She also spends her time contributing to community-based initiatives that focus on human development and leadership within the Oceania region. 

Qualifications and affiliations

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Management, Victoria University of Wellington, 2015
  • Bachelor of Commerce Majoring in Management and Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, Victoria University of Wellington, 2014
  • Member of Human Resources Institute of New Zealand


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