Between the 7-9 September 2017, the University of Auckland’s 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:
- Thursday 7 September, 4-6pm: the opening of an exhibition of current student work in the Level 3 Exhibition Studio, Architecture & Planning (Building 421), 26 Symonds Street, combined with the opening of a new and expanded edition of the Architecture + Women New Zealand Timeline on Level 2;
- Friday 8 September, 8.30am-4pm: a symposium titled “Educating Architects and Planners, 1917-2017,” to be held in the University of Auckland Conference Centre, 22 Symonds Street;
- Friday 8 September, 5.30-7.30pm: the opening of an exhibition on the history of the School at the Gus Fisher Gallery, 74 Shortland Street, including also the launch of a book on the School, written by staff and titled The Auckland School: 100 Years of Architecture and Planning;
- Saturday 9 September, 9am-4pm: Friday’s symposium continues until 11am Saturday, followed by a series of panel discussions bringing together groups of alumni from different generations, to be held in the University of Auckland Conference Centre, 22 Symonds Street;
- Saturday 9 September, from 6.30pm: an alumni gala dinner, at the Pullman Hotel, Cnr Princes Street and Waterloo Quadrant; 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 join our Facebook page for ongoing discussion of the School’s 100 years. We invite you to share the page and contribute photographs and comments.
* Header photo credit: The Symonds Street entrance to the Faculty in 1991. University of Auckland Library, Reference number 557368