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City Talks

25 FEBRUARY 2016

CITY TALKS: Stuart Gardyne — New Zealand Institute of Architects Gold Medal talk

Stuart shares the architecture+ ethos in producing buildings that have made Wellington a better place and gained the NZIA’s premier individual honour for an outstanding body of work

City Gallery Wellington, Civic Square

Monday 21 March, 6pm

Free entry

City Talks is an ongoing series initiated by the New Zealand Institute of Architects Wellington Branch and presented in partnership with City Gallery Wellington.

In March we hear from Stuart Gardyne, who will open architecture+’s plan drawers to display the work and humility that has made him the first graduate from Victoria University to receive the New Zealand Institute of Architects Gold Medal.

Stuart, a director of Wellington practice architecture+, was awarded the Gold Medal—the NZIA’s premier individual honour—for an outstanding body of work including his role in City Gallery’s evolution from public library to contemporary art gallery.

Other significant design projects undertaken by Stuart include Te Wharewaka o Pōneke on Wellington’s waterfront, Spark Central, Conservation House, Pataka Art + Museum in Porirua, and the Hutt City administration building. Stuart will also discuss award-winning residential buildings such as Morrison’s Bush Cabin and Ponatahi House.

In awarding the Gold Medal in 2015, the NZIA noted his contribution to the wider public realm.

“Stuart has become an architectural leader as well as an excellent designer, and the profession he so admirably represents has benefited enormously from his collegiality, intelligence and integrity,” the Institute said.

“He has become a place maker, and his city is profiting from his understanding of its people and its patterns, his sympathy for cultural aspirations and his knowledge of commercial realities, his willingness to test a brief and his eagerness to challenge himself.”

Stuart established architecture+ in the late 1980s and first made a name for himself in the early 1990s with City Gallery Wellington. He returned to City Gallery in 2006 to design an extension clad in a distinctive rusted metal skin, and will soon begin a third stage of work that will better integrate the building with Civic Square. Stuart’s work spans residential, commercial and public work of all scales. He has accrued a vast amount of experience in the course of his distinguished career, and is an acute observer of the architecture scene in New Zealand.

Please register online at http://www.nzia.co.nz/events--continuing-professional-development/nzia-events/nzia-2016-gold-medal-tour.aspx.

10 CPD design points available.

The NZIA Gold Medal Tour is proudly sponsored by AON New Zealand.

The talk will be followed by refreshments.


The NZIA Gold Medal Tour is proudly sponsored by AON New Zealand.

The talk will be followed by refreshments.

City Talks is an ongoing initiative of the New Zealand Institute of Architects Wellington Branch and presented in partnership with City Gallery Wellington. The series aims to foster dialogue around contemporary architecture and urban issues. Our audience is everyone with an enthusiasm for the built environment and an interest in participating in a conversation about the places and spaces we live in.

City Talks are free to attend and held in the Adam Auditorium, City Gallery Wellington, Civic Square. The talk schedule is as follows:

Monday 21 March, 6pm

Stuart Gardyne — New Zealand Institute of Architects Gold Medal talk

Stuart shares the architecture+ ethos in producing buildings that have made Wellington a better place and gained the NZIA’s premier individual honour for an outstanding body of work

Monday 11 April, 6pm

Chris Moller — Grand Designs Beyond the Camera

Wellington architect Chris Moller shares insights from the first New Zealand series of Grand Designs and shows reality television can offer an informed and entertaining discussion of architecture

Monday 30 May, 6pm

Sean Godsell

Melbourne-based architect Sean Godsell introduces us to his practice

Monday 20 June, 6pm


Hugh Tennent introduces a screening of Ever the Land, a documentary that tracks the birth of New Zealand’s first ‘living building’, Te Wharehou o Tūhoe, and details how the building connects the Māori iwi, Ngāi Tūhoe, to the land


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