School of Architecture and Planning wins Best Awards
28 November 2018
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:
- Penumbral Reflections in the Exhibition and Temporary Structures (Spatial) Category
- Wine Cave in the Retail (Spatial) Category
- Akaora - Maison Rue Jolie (Aaron) in the Residential (Spatial) Category
The school’s winning students, each awarded Gold Pins in the Student (Spatial) Category, were:
- Lewis Booth for Rondel Terrace
- Natasha Trumic for To Dement: Archiecture of Empathy
- Emily Wood for Compliments to the Craftsman: Constructing an Immersive Dining Experience. In addition, Linus Goh, Anita Chin, Bevin Liang and Ricky Tung were finalists with their fantastic collaborative project, Pop Up Reality Shop. This category recognises excellence in user experience and customer centred design.
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.