The New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB) has welcomed a new member by way of retired high court judge Sir Hugh Williams. Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson made the announcement, saying Williams has a “long standing interest in architecture” and is keen to contribute his legal skills to the public.
“He also has an excellent understanding of the Board’s role and relationship with the New Zealand Institute of Architects,” said Williamson.
Williams has also received the Insignia of a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services as a Judge.
NZIA nomination Anna-Marie Chin has also been reappointed to the Board, with both Chin’s and Hugh’s three-year terms beginning last week.
NZRAB board members are appointed by the Governor General on the advice of the Minister for Building and Housing. Half the Board members are nominated by the New Zealand Institute of Architects.
Other board members include director of Sills van Bohemen Architecture, Christina van Bohemen, and Wellington-based architect Warwick Bell. For the full board line up, click here.