Park(ing) Day
As part of the Festival of Architecture, car parks across Tāmaki Makaurau were playfully reimagined by architects, designers, businesses and community groups, transforming the tarmac into interactive, engaging and people-centred public spaces.

Photo Credit: David St George

NZIA Aon Gold Medal Lecture Series
The NZIA Gold Medal is the highest individual design award an architect can achieve in New Zealand. During the Festival of Architecture, NZIA Gold Medallist Jeremy Salmond presented free lectures in Auckland, Wellington, Napier and Christchurch.
Photo Credit: Samuel Hartnett
NZIA Resene Sir Ian Athfield Memorial Lecture
The annual lecture given in honour of outstanding New Zealand architect Ian Athfield is always a Festival highlight. This year’s lecturer was American architectural academic, critic and activist Billy Fleming.
Photo Credit: David St George
The Great Debate: Architects vs Engineers
Once again Architects and Engineers fought for the glory of winning the annual Architects and Engineers Debate.
Photo Credit: David St George
Designer/Maker: Celebrating the Messiness of Process
In the context of design shows and exhibitions, it is the outcome that is celebrated. Its process is often hidden or undervalued. In this exhibition, Atelier Jones Design attempts to curate and bring the process of their own work into the foreground.
Photo Credit: Samuel Hartnett
Making Ways - Exhibition opening
Motivated by the urgency of the challenges we all now face – environmental, social and economic – young architects in Aotearoa are inventing new forms of practice. Making Ways takes the format of a staged, live ‘rolling event’, bringing together four practices that have emerged in Aotearoa in response to this context.
Photo Credit: David St George
Zero Waste 2040: What we wish you knew about waste
Sophien Brockbank, who leads strategic planning for Waste Solutions in the Infrastructure & Environmental Services section at Auckland Council, discussed the work council is currently undertaking to deliver on Auckland’s Waste Management and Minimisation Plan.
Photo Credit: David St George
The Single Object: Wallace Chapman & Nanette Cameron
Broadcaster Wallace Chapman interviewed a range of guests Including Nanette Cameron providing insights into how the world can be seen and understood through material culture. Nanette was a founding member, and is now an honorary member, of the Designers Institute of New Zealand. In 2004 Nanette was awarded a Queens Service Medal for her contribution to her community.
Photo Credit: David St George
Open Studios
What do architects do? And how do they do it? We went behind the scenes of architecture studios in Auckland and found out what architects do and how they do it.

Studios from left to right: Architectus, DKO, Isthmus, Peddle and Thorp, Warren and Mahoney
Photo Credit: David St George


A Story for the Library, from the Heart
What is your story for the future of Wellington Central Library? This exhibition displays entries that have created a compelling narrative for the library of the future.
Tim Ross – Why Modernism Matters
With the generous support from Riegers Copy and Print and the Friends of Futuna Charitable Trust, we were ecstatic to present Tim Ross - Australian comedian, television presenter, writer and self proclaimed “design nerd”.

Nelson & Malborough

The Festival of Architecture Pop-Up Space was a place for everyone to enjoy and talk with local architects and designers about ideas for the future of Nelson.