The University of Auckland’s School of Architecture and Planning celebrated its centenary with events from 7 to 9 September. There were four exhibitions:
- The Auckland School: 100 Years of Architecture and Planning, focusing on the history of the School and showing at the Gus Fisher Gallery until 4 November – it is a major exhibition and no-one can recall seeing so much work filling the gallery. It is fascinating for showing changes in building design as well as changes in architectural media and ways of drawing.
- Design Studio in Action, featuring current student work as well as students talking about their work.
- 100 Years of Architecture by Women, comprising an expanded version of the Architecture + Women New Zealand timeline and on display until further notice.
- 100 years, 100 Books, in the Architecture and Planning Library, with rotating exhibitions of books running until the end of 2017.
A book on the history of the School, also titled The Auckland School: 100 Years of Architecture and Planning, was launched at the exhibition opening at the Gus Fisher Gallery. The place was packed and the crowd extended down the stairs outside. The book can be purchased from a range of outlets, see here.
On Friday 8 September and Saturday the 9th, the School hosted an academic symposium on the architectural and planning education and a series of panel discussions with alumni, reflecting on the School and how it has changed over time.
The culminating centenary event was an alumni gala dinner on the Saturday night at the Pullman Hotel, attracting 280 people. See images of the evening in the slideshow above.