Event Archive — 2018

Best of the Best Designers Speak® 2018 — Auckland 2

The Best Design Awards are a major feature of the local design calendar and some of last year's winners are touring the country to offer first-hand insights into their projects.

This event is brought to you by Dulux and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Studio Pacific Architecture - Evzen Novak

He Tohu Exhibition

He Tohu is a marae for all New Zealanders and all generations and allows people to engage intimately with the taonga in He Tohu.

Matt Liggins Studio - Matt Liggins

The Real Pyramid Schemer

The Real Pyramid Schemer was designed for Artweek 2016. Transforming from sad to happy, Matt created free “Thought Bubble” drawings for the public, designed to bring a smile to all.

Jasmax - Mary Henry

AUT Mana Hauora/winner Emerging Designer

Mary Henry received the Emerging Designer Award as the project architect of the $56m AUT building. There aren’t many of Mary’s age who have delivered a project of Mana Hauora’s scale, complexity and value.

Ockham Residential - Mark Todd

Ockham Residential are Urban Regenerators, and love Auckland. It is their aim to lead by example and produce Auckland’s most outstanding residential buildings. Making sure Auckland’s urban built environment is as beautiful and world class as its natural landscape. Ockham plan to achieve this aim with a total commitment to quality urban design, architecture and materials. In particular, buildings that will age gracefully and contain fine grain detail on a human scale that allows them to enhance their surrounds and be well loved by their communities.

IZZARD Design - Paul Izzard, PDINZ

Giraffe by Simon Gault

A relaxed dining experience. Giraffe by Simon Gault is the open kitchen you would aspire to have in any home. 

Collingridge and Smith Architects (UK) Ltd - Phil Smith, DINZ

Creators Early Learning Centre Chartwell

The ongoing collaboration between the client, the architect and the consultants grounded in sustainable values.


When: Wednesday 9th May
Where: Drinks 6-6.30pm at Designworks (across road in Kitchener Street - look out for our DINZ green cones) Presentations at 6.30pm Auckland Art Gallery - Theatrette entrance under clocktower