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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

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.

NZIA Conference South & East

Friday, January 13th, 2012

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.
NZIA Member: $460.00 Including GST
Non-Member: $690.00 Including GST

BRANZ Earthquake Fire Protection seminar 1-4pm

Friday, January 13th, 2012

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
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

Designing Comfortable Homes 1-5pm VUW Arch School

Friday, January 13th, 2012

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

Friday, January 13th, 2012

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

Russell Walden’s “Triumphs of Change”

Sunday, November 20th, 2011



                   Triumphs of Change: architecture reconsidered

School of Architecture, Vivian Street @ 4.30pm, Friday 16th December.   Launch by Professor Michael OSTWALD, Dean of Architecture, NEWCASTLE University, Australia. (more…)

Russell Walden: Triumphs of Change (book launch)

Friday, November 18th, 2011



                   Triumphs of Change: architecture reconsidered

School of Architecture, Vivian Street @ 4.30pm, Friday 16th December.   Launch by Professor Michael OSTWALD, Dean of Architecture, NEWCASTLE University, Australia. Caroline Schopfer, book editor from Peter Lang AG, Bern, Switzerland will also be present.

Book will be on sale discounted 30% for the evening…price 75 dollars (cash) (more…)