• Housing Manifesto

    After the success of our 2006 Manifesto for Architecture, written to mark our 60th anniversary, we have this year, in the spirit of an election year with a strong focus on housing needs, launched the Architectural Centre’s Manifesto for Housing.  

  • Black Bird | Lonnie Hutchison at the Dowse

    The Dowse’s retrospective of Lonnie Hutchinson’s most recent 27 years of work, relishes the production of three dimensions out of two.

  • Architects Draw: history

    Drawing has been a staple of an architect’s profession for longer than architecture has been a profession …

  • Home Sweet Home

    Mid September (18-22 September 2014 to be exact) saw four small gabled forms inhabiting the uncompromisingly urban space of Trafalgar Square in London.

  • Urban Nooks and Crannies – Nominations Please

    — Closing date for nominations now 28th September. Keep them coming in the comments! — The Architectural Centre is pleased to announce its next ‘best and worst’ competition – Wellington’s Best and Worst Urban Nooks and Crannies. Back in ’07, Arch Centre ran a similar competition, pulling specific buildings into the spotlight. The Dominion Post…

  • The Awkward Debates

    The Awkward Debates – June series of public debates about Architectural issues. 13th June : New Zealand Prisons – Is the bar too low ?

  • Jason Whitely

    Wed 14 March 2012 Jason Whiteley on Herzog & de Meuron 6pm, LT1, School of Architecture, VUW The lecture will describe Whiteley’s experience designing and coordinating complex, high-profile buildings in New York, Sao Paulo, London and Doha. Jason Whiteley on Herzog & de Meuron – Public lecture, 6pm 14 March Jason Whiteley, after five years…

  • Copenhagen

    Wed 8 Feb 2012 Copenhagen: a metropolis for people 5.30 drinks, 6pm lecture, LT1, School of Architecture, VUW Vida Christeller is a VUW Architectural graduate now working for Copenhagen city planning and urban design. She will present a behind the scenes look at the process behind Copenhagen’s urban design and architecture, how the city wants…

  • NZIA Conference South & East

    NZIA Conference 2012 – South and East: Our Place in a New World Start: 11:00 a.m., Thu 16 February 2012 End: 11:30 a.m., Sat 18 February 2012 Provider: New Zealand Institute of Architects Where: Viaduct Events Centre, 161 Halsey Street, Auckland Presenters: Yung Ho Chang – China Yung Ho Chang is principal of the Beijing…

  • BRANZ Earthquake Fire Protection seminar 1-4pm

    Amora Hotel, 170 Wakefield Street Central city, Wellington Presenters: Greg Baker Fire and Structural Engineering Manager BRANZ Peter Collier Senior Fire Engineer BRANZ Dr Anthony Abu NZ Fire Service Commission Lecturer in Fire Engineering at the University of Canterbury Charles Fleischmann Associate Professor at the University of Canterbury Brent Houston Consultant Cost NZIA Member: $87.00…