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The Art of the Contemporary House (De Jersey Clere, Concrete, and Humbug)

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

The Architectural Centre is proud to present a triple-bill lecture, featuring three respected local architects, Sam Kebbell, Judi Keith-Brown, and Simon Twose, reflecting on their recent domestic projects. Conceptual and literal landscapes, the relationship between art and architecture, and contemporary interventions to heritage buildings are just some of the topics that might be evoked during the discussion.

Please join us in the School of Architecture Atrium from 5:40pm, 18th August, for Nibbles and Gossip, before the lecture proper begins at 6pm.

How much does your building weigh…?

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

There is a film on tonight at the Paramount, and repeated on Saturday morning, called: How much does your building weigh, Mr Foster. We haven’t seen it yet as it is part of the International Film Festival on at present in the (more…)

The Urban Dream Brokerage

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

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?   (more…)

The Urban Dream Brokerage

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011


Illot Theatre, Wellington Town Hall

Friday 29th July, 6pm


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?

You’re invited to attend The Urban Dream Brokerage, a live art and property panel pitching session. In a live local twist on reality TV formats like Dragon’s Den, artists and then property developers and owners pitch their creative ideas for city vacant spaces to a panel of their opposite. Walking down the city street, what does your dream realty look like?

The event is being sponsored by Wellington City Council who, together with Letting Space share an interest in how artists can contribute to creating a more dynamic future city. The Brokerage is part of the council’s public engagement period for Toward 2040: A Smart Green Wellington.

Hannah France, Japan, and 65 years Old!

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

School of Architecture – come join us celebrate 65 years, and a lecture by our Japan travel award student Hannah France, who will be talking about her trip to the forgotten corners of Japan. We’ll also be talking about teh Basin, and celebrating the 65th birthday of Arch Centre

WGTN 2040

Monday, June 27th, 2011

The Wellington City Council has at last started the process of telling you about WGTN 2040, the proposed Vision for the future – 29 years in the future to be exact.

It has been a long time coming – a couple of years at least, but this is one of the most important consultations that the Council has ever asked the Wellington public for their opinion on. (more…)

Wellington Symposium

Monday, June 27th, 2011





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)



For any queries, contact Gerald Blunt at or 04 210 1488.