During the Festival of Architecture, NZIA Gold Medallist Jeremy Salmond will present free lectures in Auckland, Wellington, Napier and Christchurch.
Across nearly five decades, Jeremy has forged a reputation as one of New Zealand’s pre-eminent heritage architects. He is a deeply knowledgeable and impressively articulate advocate for New Zealand’s heritage; a collegial consultant who has collaborated on numerous significant architectural projects; a wise mentor to generations of young architects; and above all, a principled upholder of the best of architecture’s values and traditions.
Jeremy’s career has been sustained by a spirit of inquiry and characterised by a determination to find meaningful solutions to the inter-related problems of heritage conservation and building use. His office has contributed to the conservation of many of the country’s most important heritage sites, including Pompallier Printing House in Russell, Stone Store in Kerikeri and Mission House on Kawau Island. Auckland would be a much poorer place without Jeremy’s work on city landmarks such as the Civic Theatre, Old Government House, War Memorial Museum, Domain Wintergardens, Art Gallery and former Chief Post Office. In Ngāruawāhia, Jeremy worked on the conservation of Turangawaewae Marae; in Wellington, Sacred Heart Cathedral; in Christchurch, the Arts Centre; in Dunedin, Iona Church. These are just the tips of the Salmond Reed iceberg.
Jeremy has enormous knowledge of heritage, but he is not a prisoner of history. As much focused on the present and the future as he is on the past, he has with his wife Dame Anne Salmond undertaken an impressive later career project – the creation of Longbush Ecosanctuary near Gisborne, an inspiring example, in a time of daunting ecological challenges, of selfless environmental stewardship.
About the Gold Medal
The NZIA Gold Medal is the highest individual design award an architect can achieve in New Zealand.
The Gold Medal honours those architects who consistently achieve the highest standards for – and with – their clients. Gold Medal recipients make an outstanding contribution to the practice of architecture, which is demonstrated through a consistently high-quality body of work over a period of time. Read their award citations below.