Faculty of Architecture and Design


Public Lectures

A life in Architecture and urbanism in Canada

Date: 22 October 2014

Time: 5.30 pm

Venue: Vivian Street VSLT1 School of Architecture 139 Vivian Street Te Aro, Wellington

In this lecture, George Baird will deliver an account of the accomplishments across his career as a practitioner and as an author.

George Baird is a Toronto architect, academic and author.

He is the 2010 winner of the Gold Medal of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and the 2012 winner of the Topaz Medallion, which is awarded by the American Institute of Architects and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture to an individual architectural academic across North America for excellence in architectural education.

Baird is the co-editor of Meaning in Architecture; 1969, author of Alvar Aalto; 1970, The Space of Appearance; 1995, and Public Space; Cultural/Political Theory; Street Photography.

In October 2014 his Writings on Architecture and the City will be published by Artifice Books, London.

Refreshments from 5.30pm, lecture begins at 6pm.

For more information contact: Simon Twose

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Welly Swift

Date: 1 November 2014

Time: 10.00 am

Venue: School of Architecture and Design, 139 Vivian Street, Wellington

A one day event teaching design students the basics of native iOS development using Swift.

HackPack want to show students that they can design and build their own applications while simultaneously introducing them to professionals within the industry.

HackPack will provide mentors for the day form a range of local design and development companies. Aiming to provide one mentor to every four–five students.

Paperkite has expressed interest in providing the curriculum and resources for the day.

There are 25 spaces available.

Attendees need to register for this event via http://swift.hackpack.co.nz/

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