Join a free Festival event in a centre near you from 20–29 September. Tour new buildings, drop into a studio, or take in an exhibition, installation or talk that focuses on the importance of architecture and design in New Zealand.

In Your Region

The Great Debate: Architects vs Engineers

| Auckland, Public Talk | No Comments
ARCHITECTS DECLARE! Once again Architects and Engineers will fight for the glory of winning the annual Architects and Engineers Debate. “Rational people already know that there’s a climate emergency so…

Mickey Smith Talks Carnegie Libraries

| Hawkes Bay & Gisborne, Public Talk, Western | No Comments
Mickey will introduce us all to Carnegie and the libraries and discuss their international and national significance, to highlight the plight of the Dannevirke Library which has been designated for…

City Making & The Value of Urban Design Panels – Tauranga

| Public Talk, Tauranga, Waikato & Bay of Plenty | No Comments
Join our keynote speakers, Lisa Dunshea (Auckland Council Design Review Manager) and Michael Nettleship (Auckland Council Design Review Panel Lead), at the opening event of the Festival of Architecture in…

modhouse – Prefabricated, Sustainable, Small Architectural Houses

| Hawkes Bay & Gisborne, Public Talk, Tours | No Comments
After 10 years of exploring and refining the modhouse design through sketches and model making, John McNamara formed modhouse as a company in 2017 and began to construct the first…

Breakfast with Judi Keith-Brown

| Public Talk, Wellington | No Comments
Hosted by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), Judi will share project stories and experiences from her diverse career in architecture. We will hear about the value of…

Heritage Building Walking Tour [SOLD OUT]

| Nelson, Nelson & Marlborough, Tours | No Comments
Join Heritage Conservation Architect Ian Bowman to walk around Nelson CBD and learn the stories of our much loved heritage buildings. Some of the buildings to be included in the…

Tūranga Tour [SOLD OUT]

| Canterbury, Christchurch, Tours | No Comments
Join us for an architectural tour of Christchurch’s new central library, Tūranga. Designed by Architectus in association with Danish architectural practice Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, the new library plays a…

University of Otago Architectural Tour

| Dunedin, Southern, Tours | No Comments
Join representatives from the university and architectural practices for this informative guided tour. The tour will take in three recent projects on the University of Otago's Dunedin campus: Clinical Services…

Festival News

Architects Declare New Zealand

Those who are following events in the local and international worlds of architecture will be aware of the ‘Architects Declare’ movement, writes Festival of Architecture director Tony van Raat, already in place in the UK and Australia and now arriving in New Zealand.
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Life at the intersection of design, environment and politics

Festival of Architecture director Tony van Raat discusses the credentials of Billy Fleming, who will give the annual lecture in honour of one of New Zealand’s most distinguished architects in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch from 23-26 September.
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