The Mana Gallery is an environmentally sustainable structure designed by Johannes Van Tilburg, FAIA, in 2002, with the collaboration of gallery co-owners archaeologist Jo Anne Van Tilburg and artist Cristián Arévalo Pakarati. Construction of the building was supervised and accomplished by Cristián Arévalo Pakarati.  The building is sited on the ancestral land of the Pakarati family, which has a long tradition of cultural preservation through collaboration with scientists and artists from many nations and in all fields. The gallery is anchored on a boat-shaped platform that echoes the traditional form of Rapa Nui secular and sacred architecture, and built of island stone with wood structural accents.