Alumni Gala Dinner

On Saturday 9 September, an Alumni Gala Dinner will be held at the Pullman Hotel (Cnr Princes Street & Waterloo Quadrant).

Both alumni and guest tickets are $150 per person.

A discount of $150 is offered when purchasing a full table of 10. Total cost to purchase a table is $1,350.

Dress Code: Formal

Registration is now closed.

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Keynote Address: David Mitchell
Mitchell & Stout
Recipient of the NZIA Gold Medal in 2005
Distinguished Alumni Award 2016

David Mitchell, photo by Jane Ussher.

Activist- architect- urbanist David Mitchell reflects on his life as a student and graduate of the School of Architecture and Planning, along with the future of its disciplines.

A University of Auckland Distinguished Alumnus, he is recognised as an outstanding New Zealand designer, adventurer, educator, author and commentator. 

Mitchell published the first significant reflection on the nation’s architecture in The Elegant Shed: New Zealand Architecture since 1945 in 1984, in conjunction with an acclaimed television series. His practice includes the celebrated University of Auckland’s School of Music building (with Jack Manning) and more recently, as Mitchell & Stout, the Lopdell House redevelopment and the Te Uru Contemporary Gallery in Titirangi. Awarded the New Zealand Institute of Architects Gold Medal in 2005, he went on to be the Creative Director of New Zealand’s first exhibition at the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2014.

Musical Performance: Courtroom Brown

Courtroom Brown was born out of casual Friday night jam sessions among friends; bad jokes and a love of music. The band features multi-talented alumni Elisapeta Heta, Jordan Leota and Nick Johnston alongside fellow built environment creatives Soane Tui and Lonetona Peato. Naming their influences as ranging from Emily King to Prince, Chaka Khan, Leon Bridges and Bob Marley, be prepared for some very soulful sounds!

Courtroom Brown members performing at the Gala Dinner:

Elisapeta Heta, MArch(Prof) 2011
Lead Vocals

Jordan Leota, MArch(Prof) 2015
Design Tribe

Soane Tui
Guitar & Drums

Nick Johnston, MArch(Prof) 2016


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