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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 based in Switzerland and New York City working with renown architects Herzog & de Meuron, will be speaking on 14 March, 6.00 pm at the School of Architecture Design on Vivian Street in Wellington, LT1.

Jason’s public talk will describe his experience designing and coordinating complex, high-profile buildings in New York, Sao Paulo, London and Doha. He will also share insights into the studio culture and methods that continue to fuel one of the most successful and highly regarded architecture practices in the world, observing that;

“…the carefully crafted studio culture of Herzog & de Meuron was central to consistently producing the most extraordinary and sensitive architecture in an amazing variety of settings and conditions”.

Jason Whiteley now leads London-based architecture and furniture design studio Whiteley & Whiteley and is Victoria University of Wellington’s Adjunct-Professor at the School of Architecture & Design. He will visit New Zealand in July and November 2012 as guest critic and design tutor. For more information about Jason and his work, please visit


Please contact Naohiro Mizushima at +44 7776 134 791 or email Naohiro at for more information on this topic.

This is a free event and open to all who wish to attend on a first come, first served basis.



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 to develop in the future as well as some interesting current projects and buildings.

Designing Comfortable Homes 1-5pm VUW Arch School


Cement and Concrete Association of New Zealand
Where: Victoria University of Wellington, School of Architecture, 139 Vivian Street, Wellington
Presenters: Ralf Kessel, Registered European Architect,
Project Manager for Cement & Concrete Association of New Zealand (CCANZ)

Dr. Larry Bellamy, Civil Engineer
Associate Professor at RMIT University, Melbourne.
Research specialties include thermal performance of buildings.

Roger Claedingboel, M+E Engineer,
Senior Business Developer for Integrated Environmental Solutions

The seminar will place an emphasis on:

• Understanding the principles of passive solar design for residential housing
• Optimizing the benefits of thermal mass (concrete and concrete masonry)
• Exploring thermal performance modeling software, and how they can be integrated into the design process
• Demonstrating IES VE-Ware – a whole-building annual energy and carbon usage tool

HOME: Lecture by Brian MacKay Lyons – 6pm VUW Student Union


Brian MacKay-Lyons is a sheep farmer and sea kayaker who also happens to be a world-renowned architect. Born and raised in Arcadia, Nova Scotia, Brian studied in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He has worked and studied in China, Japan and Italy, returning to Nova Scotia in 1983 to challenge the region’s ‘brain drain’ and make an architectural contribution to the area. Since then, he’s become a leading proponent of regionalist architecture, designing a bold portfolio of houses and, increasingly, important public buildings in Canada and abroad. He has won five Canadian Governor-General’s medals for architecture, as well as the American Institute of Architects’ Honor Award. Don’t miss your chance to hear from this visionary architect on his New Zealand visit.

NZIA Member: $15.00 Including GST
Non-Member: $20.00 Including GST

The Urban Dream Brokerage

By Lecture

Friday 29th July, 6pm

Illot Theatre, Wellington Town Hall


Three property owners and managers, four artists and an engaged audience are coming together to discuss the question: how can vacant commercial space be more creatively utilised to provide a more vital inner-city?   Read More

Human Casualties in Earthquakes: Modelling and Mitigation


Professor Robin Spence, Emeritus Professor of Architectural Engineering at Cambridge, will be presenting a talk on Disaster risk assessment – at the School of Architecture, 6.00pm on Tuesday 19th April 2011. (pre-talk drinks at 5.30). This is an IPENZ Wellington event – so expect lots of Engineers – but architects and students welcome too.