Since the 1940s the Architectural Centre has defined itself as an “organisation for the purpose of striving for creation of a more suitable environment for living.” Architecture was selected as the title then, and is still important, but this was always understood in the wider concerns of planning, urbanism, landscape and art. How the Centre strives has varied but in recent years this has involved substantial effort to represent the interests and values of the membership through regional and national consultation processes.

Significant recent (and ongoing) advocacy projects include: the Basin Reserve, Gordon Wilson Flats, Karori Teachers’ College (former). Links to all Centre Submissions can be found here.

If you are aware of an issue that you think the Centre should be active on, or see one brewing, please let us know via the contact link, or become a member!