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Free architecture and design lectures!

The University of Auckland’s School of Architecture and Planning is giving you a reprise from cold winter evenings by offering up 16 free toasty lectures from July to October. The lectures will be in two series, ‘Fast Forward’ and ‘Future Proof’, and will feature international architectural heavyweights like Hitoshe Abe. Topics vary – anything from saving our surf breaks to questioning sustainable design.

More detailed information on the lectures will be available on the School’s website next week

Fast Forward Lecture Series

Fast Foward is an annual lecture series, hosted by the School of Architecture and Planning in the National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries at The University of Auckland. The lectures present the recent and current work of leading practitioners in the fields of architecture, planning and urban design, including those working at national and international levels. This coming series includes lectures by two internationally renowned architects, as well as sessions focussing on the Auckland Supercity. The School believes that presenting the work and concerns of leading practitioners is crucial in supporting the ongoing debate, discussion and development in the fields of architecture and planning.

  • July 28: Marshall Cook / Cook Sargisson & Pirie Architects / Auckland. Engineering Lecture Theatre 1.439, 20 Symonds Street.
  • August 4: Momoyo Kaijima / Atelier Bow-Wow / Tokyo. Fisher & Paykel Auditorium, Owen G Glenn Bldg, 12 Grafton Rd
  • August 11: Hitoshi Abe / Atelier Hitoshi Abe / Los Angeles. Fisher & Paykel Auditorium, Owen G Glenn Bldg, 12 Grafton Rd
  • August 17:John Banks & Len Brown / Towards A New Auckland / Mayoral Debate on the Built Environment. OGGB4. Owen G Glenn Bldg, 12 Grafton Rd. 
  • August 18: Leigh Auton / Maunuka City Council / Manukau. Engineering Lecture Theatre 1.439, 20 Symonds Street.
  • August 25: Ken Tremaine,Peter Salmon & Graeme Bush / Perspectives on the Supercity. Engineering Lecture Theatre 1.439, 20 Symonds Street.
  • September 15: Christina van Bohemen & Aaron Sills / Sills van Bohemen Architects / Auckland. Engineering Lecture Theatre 1.439, 20 Symonds Street.
  • September 29: Thom Craig / Thom Craig Architects / Christchurch. Engineering Lecture Theatre 1.439, 20 Symonds Street.
  • October 6: Pete Bossley / Pete Bossley Architects / Auckland. Engineering Lecture Theatre 1.439, 20 Symonds Street.
  • October 13: Andrew Barrie / University of Auckland / Inaugural Lecture. Engineering Lecture Theatre 1.439, 20 Symonds Street.

Future Proof Lecture Series

The Future Proof series of seminars analyses and challenges whether we are designing buildings that are suitable for the future. The speakers will examine whether the so-called sustainable architecture that is currently being built is prepared for climate change or able to adapt to a low energy future.

  • September 21: Steve Poletti / Future Energy issues in NZ, Hugh Byrd  / Implications for the built environment. Design Lecture Theatre, NICAI Conference Centre, 22 Symonds Street.        
  • September 28: Kit Cuttle /Turning the criteria for lighting design upside down. Design Lecture Theatre, NICAI Conference Centre, 22 Symonds Street.                 
  • October 5: Patrick Arnol / Is there a science to energy modelling? Hugh Byrd/Why energy modelling is intrinsically inaccurate. Design Lecture Theatre, NICAI Conference Centre, 22 Symonds Street.                 
  • October 12: Jerome Partington  / Too much Glass in NZ architectureHugh Byrd / The science behind glass boxes. Design Lecture Theatre, NICAI Conference Centre, 22 Symonds Street.        
  • October 19: Shay Brazier /  Building integrated renewable    energy. Design Lecture Theatre, NICAI Conference Centre, 22 Symonds Street.        
  • October 26: Matt Skellern and Paul Shanks  / Saving Waves Conference Lecture Theatre, NICAI Conference Centre, 22 Symonds Street.

Image: Flickr - Kaptain Kobold