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NZIA Conference South & East

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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 practice Atelier Feichang Jianzhu (FCJZ) and a professor and in the Architecture Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Richard Hassell – WOHA, Singapore
Richard Hassell, a graduate of the University of Western Australia and RMIT University, established the Singapore-based firm WOHA with fellow partner Wong Mun Summ in 1994.

Junya Ishigami – junya.ishigami + associates, Japan
Junya Ishigami is principal of the Tokyo practice junya.ishigami + associates which he established in 2004 after working in the office of Kazuyo Sejima.

Michael Lavery – m3architecture, Australia
Michael Lavery, a graduate of QUT and RMIT, is a director of Brisbane-based m3architecture, which he joined in 1999.

Gurjit Singh Matharoo – Matharoo Associates, India
Gurjit Singh Matharoo is principal of Matharoo Associates, the firm he founded in Ahmedabad, India, in 1992 after a short stint working in the Ticino canton of Switzerland.

Peter Rich – Peter Rich Architects, South Africa
Peter Rich is principal of Johannesburg-based Peter Rich Architects, which he established in 1973.

Paloma Vera – Canovera Arquitectura, Mexico
Paloma Vera is a partner in Canovera Arquitectura, an architecture and urbanism practice based in Mexico City which she founded with Juan Carlos Cano in 1995.
Cost
NZIA Member: $460.00 Including GST
Non-Member: $690.00 Including GST

BRANZ Earthquake Fire Protection seminar 1-4pm

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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 Including GST
Non-Member: $87.00 Including GST
The seminar structure will include:
– General overview of Christchurch earthquakes, peak ground accelerations and general information about the event
– Structural performance and fire
– Passive fire protection
– Active fire protection
– Egress- emergency evacuation

Wellington Symposium

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WELLINGTON SYMPOSIUM – 60 CPD Points

WHAT IS THE FUTURE? WHAT IS THE VISION FOR THE CENTRAL CITY?

 

Can Wellington maintain its sense of place?

Events have overtaken Wellington, there is a major focus on Auckland with its new governance structure and Christchurch with its massive rebuilding programme.

Coupled with this, the Deputy Prime Minister has presented Wellington a challenge to consider a diversification away from a perceived reliance on the public sector.

As a response, the Wellington Branch of the NZIA is to host a Symposium to focus on matters of interest to architects, urban designers, other built environment professionals and those passionate about Wellington:

Access – Do we have the right balance between transport modes?

Heritage protection – Does it compromise the safety of the community?

Public space – Is this part of the glue to hold Wellington together?

Sense of Place – Hills and harbour – do they define our sense of place?

 

Stuart Niven, Urban Design Director at the Department of Planning and Community Development for the Victorian State Government will set the scene.

 

Date: Sunday 10th July

Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm (buffet lunch and morning and afternoon tea provided)

Venue: Rutherford House, Victoria University, Bunny Street, Wellington

Cost: $40.00 +gst (NZIA members) or 
$45.00 +gst (non-NZIA members)

 

Registration: mail@thewhiteboard.co.nz

For any queries, contact Gerald Blunt at gerald.blunt@urbanmatters.co.nz or 04 210 1488.

NZIA – Adaption and Regeneration

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This week, NZIA has its CPD mini-conference in Auckland, and announces / awards New Zealand architecture awards.
The theme for the 2011 CPD Days is ADAPTATION AND REGENERATION
Architects aspire not just to design buildings, but to influence the design of the urban environment. Cities are increasingly complex and city-making is increasingly sophisticated.
How should architects respond?
What must they do to remain indispensable?
If practices want to be involved in remaking cities, must they also remake themselves?
Adaptation and Regeneration is the theme of the 2011. It is, of course, a topic of particular relevance as the nation embarks on the huge task of reconstructing its second-largest city.

Presenters at the CPD Days will address these questions:
How can practices configure themselves to respond to large-scale opportunities, and to manage their participation in large-scale projects?
How much of such work is the proper preserve of architects?
How does architecture get a seat at the table?
Will large practices still be architecture practices, or will they be something else?
What will be the role or territory of the small practice?
How will smaller practices get to do larger-scale work?
How do architecture practices work with others in urban regeneration projects?

Speakers and topics include:
FRIDAY 20TH MAY
SESSION 1: KNOW YOUR PLACE: ARCHITECTURE’S CULTURAL AND REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
10.40 am – 11.25 am
Lewis Holden, Chief Executive, Ministry of Culture and Heritage
Architecture in the culture of the country and the purpose and goals of the Ministry as they relate to the built environment.

11.40 am – 12.15 pm
David Kelly, Deputy Chief Executive, Building Quality, Department of Building and Housing
The DBH and Architects: the state and future of the relationship

SESSION 2: MAKING IT (PART 1): SHAPING CITIES AND TRANSFORMING PRACTICE
1.30 pm – 2.45 pm
Robert Adams, Director of City Design, City of Melbourne
Learning from Melbourne: Urban revitalisation in Australasia’s most liveable city.

3.30 pm – 4.30 pm
John Coop, Director, Warren and Mahoney and Richard Harris, Director, Jasmax
Engaging with an increasingly complex environment: Directors of two of New Zealand’s largest firms discuss their practices’ responses to challenges and opportunities.

SATURDAY 21ST MAY
SESSION 3: MAKING IT (PART 2): SHAPING CITIES AND TRANSFORMING PRACTICE
9.30 am – 11.15 am
Chris Kelly, Director, Architecture Workshop, Christina van Bohemen, Director, Sills van Bohemen, Graeme McIndoe, Director, Graeme McIndoe Architects and Urban Designers
Smaller practices and bigger work: the Directors of three firms discuss the issues of practice scale and shape, and strategies of involvement.

SESSION 4: – CONTEMPLATING CHRISTCHURCH: RECONSTUCTION REALITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES
11.30 am – 12.30 pm
Sir Miles Warren, Peter Beaven, David Sheppard, Ian Athfield
Christchurch Architects and the ‘Architecture Ambassador’ discuss the challenges and opportunities of Christchurch reconstruction.

SESSION 5:– FINDING MEANING: THE RELEVANCE OF ARCHITECTURE
1.30 pm – 3.00 pm
Eric Cesal, Project Manager, Architecture for Humanity, Haiti and author of Down Detour Road: An Architect in Search of Practice – An American Architect’s account of his own vocational journey.

Futuna 50 Sunday

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Sunday 20th March
Event 1: Architect on Futuna/25 CPD Points
Venue: Futuna Chapel
Time: 9:30 Registration
9:45 am to 12:30 pm including morning tea.
Speakers include:

Peter Beaven
Ian Athfield
Gerald Melling
David Mitchell
Gordon Moller
John Walshe (Editor Arch NZ)
and hopefully Pat Clifford current President of NZIA.

Event 2: Musical Performance/Koha
Venue: Futuna Chapel
Time: 12:45 to 1:30pm.

Event 3: Public Open Day/Koha
Venue: Futuna Chapel
Time: 1:30 to 4:30pm.

Plishke

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//Adam Art Gallery and the School of Architecture at Victoria University of Wellington presents
The Problem of Plischke Symposium
Saturday 19 February 2011
11am – 5pm
Alan MacDiarmid Building, Rooms 102 + 104
Kelburn Campus, Victoria University of Wellington

Thank you for your registration to this free event. Please find attached the programme outline for the day.

Please forward this onto those you may have registered on their behalf. We are still accepting registrations, so do pass on this information to those who could be interested.

A map of the Kelburn Campus, Victoria University of Wellington is also attached. The MacDiarmid Building is the new building between the Cotton and Laby Buildings. It is best accessed via Gate 7 at the top of Kelburn Parade.

Wishbone cafe will be open from 11am-3pm for you to purchase lunch, along with snacks and beverages throughout the day. There will also be a self-service tea and a coffee station available.

We will close the symposium with drinks at the Adam Art Gallery in the Designs for Living exhibition from 4pm.

Please note NZIA members that CPD points are available for this event. Registration lists will be available to complete on the day.