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Celebrate success

The scholarship, research, creative and practice-based achievements of NICAI staff, alumni and students are regularly recognised in awards, promotions, accolades and grants earned both in New Zealand and around the world. NICAI acknowledges the ongoing commitment of its staff and students to excel across the disciplines and celebrates their successes in the local, national and international arena. Congratulations to you all.

School of Architecture graduates feature in Auckland Arts Festival

Field in Sydney, 2013

March 2015

Two University of Auckland alumni are bringing their successful installation Field to the Auckland Arts Festival 2015. Angus Muir and Alexandra Heaney, of Out of the Dark creative architects, have developed a collection of mirrors along the waterfront to engage the public during the festival. The installation makes the viewer a key player in the experience, allowing for reflection on their place in the world around them. 

Field was one of five major projects in the Sydney Art and About Festival in 2013 in Hyde Park, a high profile central city location, which drew strong numbers and generous reviews. It is now coming to Auckland where both Angus and Alexandra are based. 

The installation will be on display during the Festival from 12 - 22 March at the Waterfront, Dalby Street North, Auckland Central. A light display allows Field to be accessed at all hours. 

Find out more about Field at Auckland Art Festival
Find out more about Out of the Dark



Planning Professor receives Royal Society of New Zealand grant

Dory Reeves

September 2014

Professor Dory Reeves from the School of Architecture and Planning has been awarded a Royal Society of New Zealand grant to attend the EnGendering Cities Conference, held later this month in Rome.

The Conference's theme is Designing Sustainable Urban Environments for All and Dory has been invited to present keynote address entitled 'International dimensions to designing sustainable and inclusive environments: perspectives from afar’'. The aim of her presentation is to share what has been learnt about gender and urban planning over the last 20 years.

As Professor of Planning at the University of Auckland, Dory teaches and researches in the area of social sustainability and planning from an interdisciplinary perspective. Since the 1980s, she has co-authored PAN 12 Planning for Women, GPN 7 Gender and Spatial Planning and the UN-Habitat Gender and Urban Planning Report.  She published Planning for Diversity in 2005 and a book on what makes early career planners effective in the work place is scheduled to be published next year.

Her current projects include climate change migrants - a gender perspective with Anita Lacey in Political Studies and working with Maori communities - developing a research agenda with Lena Henry and Kepa Morgan. She supervises PhD students researching a range of gender issues.

The EnGendering Cities Conference is hosted by the Italian Presidency of the European Union.



Celebrate success archive

Revisit some of NICAI's staff and student successes from previous years via our Celebrate Success archives:


Celebrate Success 2014
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