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Western Architecture Awards & Gold Medal Lecture

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Len Lye Centre

42 Queen Street

New Plymouth, Taranaki 4310

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Western Architecture Awards & 2020 Gold Medal Lecture | 14 May

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2020 Gold Medal Lecture | 4.00 - 5.00pm

Dave Strachan is the 2020 recipient of New Zealand architecture’s highest honour, the Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects Gold Medal. For his Gold Medal lecture series, aptly titled ‘The land, the weather and No. 8 wire’, Dave will discuss how the forces of nature have shaped his practice, helped nurture his passion for sustainability and equipped him with the skills to respond to a future where the only certainty is a changing climate.

In his youth, much of which was spent working on farms in the King Country, Dave took note of how the prevailing wind could be determined by the lean of vegetation, watched rivers rise after the rain and felt the temperature shift from one side of a ridge to the other.

More often than not, when they were worn down by the elements; sheds, fences and equipment were fixed rather than being replaced, “often by the No. 8 wire approach, by the farmers themselves”, Dave says. He’s carried that mentality with him throughout his practice.

Now the principal of Auckland practice Strachan Group Architects (SGA), the Fielding born, Te Awamutu raised former chippie is more than 40 years into a career that began when he talked his way into architecture school back in 1975.

All Gold Medal Lectures are free to attend thanks to the support of Aon. Register for catering purposes.

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2021 Western Architecture Awards | 5.30 - 9.30pm

The Western Branch of Te Kāhui Whaihanga, Resene and APL invite you to the announcement of the 2021 Western Architecture Awards.

All shortlisted projects will be celebrated at the event, and winners will be announced on the night.

Light refreshments will be served. Dress smart casual/business.

Free entry - register for catering purposes.

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Len Lye Centre

42 Queen Street

New Plymouth, Taranaki 4310

New Zealand

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