“Heritage Starts with a Great Idea Tomorrow” New Zealand Historic Places Trust: R.A. Lawson Public Lecture Friday 26 April 2013

“Heritage Starts with a Great Idea Tomorrow”
Thoughts on community and heritage.
Presenter Ian Athfield

When: Friday 26 April 2013    7:30 p.m.
Where:  University of Otago, St Davids Lecture Theatre,
Union Street East, Dunedin
Free admission, seats are limited

New Zealand Historic Places Trust: R.A. Lawson Public Lecture
The NZ Historic Places Trust and the NZ Institute of Architects - Southern Branch are sponsors of a public talk by one of New Zealand’s most well-known Architects, Ian Athfield.


Ian Athfield is a prominent New Zealand architect who over his 40+ year career has contributed significantly to the built environment of New Zealand.  He has a strong interest in urban design, landscape and the continuing craft of architecture with an emphasis on building off the existing physical environment.

While first establishing a reputation through innovative housing, Ian is renowned for his big picture thinking in both urban and rural environments.  He has been involved in the creation of many of New Zealand’s most successful urban spaces, landscapes, and buildings. His work continues to stretch across all scales from furniture and public sculpture to architecture, landscape, and urban design; and across type from domestic to civic.

Ian’s contribution to architecture has received widespread recognition and not only earned his practice numerous design awards but earned him the 2004 NZIA Gold Medal, an honorary Doctorate in Literature from Victoria University and in 1996 the New Zealand Government made him a Companion to the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Ian Athfield is currently serving on the Board of The New Zealand Historic Places Trust, and as a member of the NZHPT Maori Heritage Council.

This is a Dunedin Heritage Festival 2013 event.Visit this website for more information about the talk: www.dunedinnz.com/visit/events

Flyer for the event: 2013 Athfield RA Lawson talk flyer[1] (pdf download)


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