School of Architecture and Planning Centenary 2017

Black and white image of old buildings on campus

Image: The School of Architecture in the 1970s. University of Auckland Library, Record Number 686493.

Save the Date: 7-9 September 2017

On 7-9 September 2017, the School of Architecture and Planning celebrates its centenary. Alumni of the school and interested others are invited to a series of events to mark the occasion. All are included in the NZIA's annual Festival of Architecture:

  • Thursday 7 September, 4-6pm: the opening of an exhibition of current student work in the Level 3 Exhibition Space at 26 Symonds Street, combined with the opening of a new and expanded edition of the Architecture + Women New Zealand Timeline on Level 2 - with thanks to the Festival of Architecture for catering; 
  • Friday 8 September, 8.30am-4pm: a symposium titled "Educating Architects and Planners, 1917-2017," to be held in the Conference Centre, 22 Symonds Street (click here for the symposium programme);
  • Friday 8 September, 5.30-7.30pm: the opening of an exhibition on the history of the School at the Gus Fisher Gallery, including also the launch of a book on the School, written by staff and titled The Auckland School: 100 Years of Architecture and Planning - with thanks to the Warren Trust and the Block Foundation for sponsorship;
  • Saturday 9 September, 9am-4pm: Friday's symposium continues until 11am, followed by a series of panel discussions bringing together groups of alumni from different generations, to be held in the Conference Centre, 22 Symonds Street - with thanks to the Festival of Architecture for catering;
  • Saturday 9 September, from 6.30pm: an alumni gala dinner, at the Pullman Hotel in Waterloo Quadrant - with thanks to APL and Metro Performance Glass for sponsorship; and
  • Sunday 10 September: we encourage alumni to make plans to reconnect with old classmates. 

We welcome all alumni back to the School for these events, regardless of whether or not you have maintained a career in architecture, urban planning or urban design.


You can register for one or a combination of these events here:


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