Professor Andrew James Barrie

MArch, DEng (Tokyo)


Dr Andrew Barrie is a New Zealand-born architectural critic and designer formerly based in Tokyo. After completing doctoral studies in Japan, Andrew spent several years working as a project architect in the office of Toyo Ito, one of Japan's most innovative and influential architects. On returning to New Zealand, he worked at Cheshire Architects in Auckland, and is a regular contributor to architecture and design journals. He has authored two books on the work of Toyo Ito, and in 2007 established Pecha Kucha Nights in New Zealand. Andrew's own design work has won numerous awards in both NZ and Japan, and has been exhibited in both countries. 

Research | Current

  • Contemporary Japanese architecture
  • Contemporary practice and design
  • Design as research
  • Architectural representation

Committees/Professional groups/Services

New Zealand Institute of Architects Auckland Branch Committee

Block Foundation

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Barrie, A. J. (2017). Oxford Terrace Baptist Church. New Zealand Oxford Terrace Baptist Church
  • Waghorn, K. E. (Ed.) (2014). The lab: At the 5th Auckland Triennial, 2013. Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland Art Gallery/Toi o Tāmaki and the University of Auckland School of Architecture and Planning. Pages: 79. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kathy Waghorn, Michael Davis
  • Barrie, A. J. (2014). Cathedral Grammar Junior School. New Zealand Cathedral Grammar School Related URL.
  • Barrie, A. (2014). Shigeru Ban: Cardboard Cathedral. Auckland: Auckland University Press. Pages: 252.
  • Barrie, A. J. Disasters, fires, and slow-motion earthquakes: a project for The Lab at the 5th Auckland Triennial : If you were to live here..Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand. 23/7/2013 - 11/8/2013 Related URL.
  • Barrie, A., & Twose, S. A familial cloud [Paper, ink, mirrored acrylic, timber plinth] Traces of centuries and future steps: Collateral event of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition: La Biennale di Venezia. Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy. 29/8/2012 - 25/11/2012
  • Barrie, A. J. Okoshi-ezu: Unfolding the New Japanese ArchitectureState Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. 26/5/2010 - 11/6/2010
  • Barrie, A. J. (2010). Aesthetic Robin Hoods: The Group and Japan, California, Scandinavia. In J. Gatley (Ed.) Group Architects: Towards a New Zealand Architecture (pp. 208-216). Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press.

Contact details

Primary office location

New Zealand