There have been a few movements in the Kiwi architecture world, with news that the New Zealand Registered Architects’ Board (NZRAB) is set to receive three new members. Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson has announced the appointment of Warwick Bell, Anthony Van Raat and Christina Van Bohemen onto the board.
Both Bell and Van Raat have been appointed for five-year terms, while Van Bohemen has been appointed for three. Helen Tonkin, an accountant and existing member of the Board, has been reappointed for two years.
Bell replaces Professor Gordon Holden, whose term expired this year and who decided not to stand again, as the new chair.
"Mr Bell is a registered architect who has held a number of board appointments and has significant experience of governance," says Williamson.
"He also brings extensive academic experience to the role. Mr Bell has been a part-time tutor and lecturer at Victoria University's School of Architecture for 20 years."
Anthony Van Raat had been the Head of the School of Architecture at Auckland's Unitec Institute of Technology since 2002. He has also been the president and secretary of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia. He replaces Carolyn Bull.
Christina Van Bohemen was nominated by the New Zealand Institute of Architects and replaces Ron Pynenburg.
More about the NZRAB here.