School of Architecture and Planning wins Best Awards

Staff and students from the School of Architecture and Planning are building quite the reputation for themselves. Becoming rather accustomed to their place on winners’ podiums, New Zealand’s Best Design Awards, held in September, was no exception.

An annual showcase of excellence in graphic, spatial, product, interactive and motion design, the Best Awards was established in 1970 to celebrate the very best of New Zealand design. With the Gold Pin presented to the best ‘in category’, the Purple Pin is awarded in recognition of New Zealand’s most outstanding piece of design in each discipline.

This year’s event saw staff members, Lecturers Sarosh Mulla and Aaron Paterson, awarded the following Silver Pins:

The school’s winning students, each awarded Gold Pins in the Student (Spatial) Category, were:

It took nine judges and seven days for the well-thought-out winners to be selected, a process ultimately presenting our gold pin wins a nudge along the ‘path to purple’ at next year’s awards, and an exciting preview of promising careers that clearly lie ahead. 

2018 Silver Pin winner 'Penumbral Reflections' by Aaron Paterson and Sarosh Mulla. Photo credit: David St George
2018 Silver Pin winner 'Penumbral Reflections' by Aaron Paterson and Sarosh Mulla. Photo credit: David St George