Curated by Julia Gatley, Athfield Architects: People and Place traces four decades of the firm’s dynamic history, presenting a vivid sense of the office and its vision.
Established in 1968, Athfield Architects continues to present architectural forms that respond proactively to the pressing challenges of our time: the need for sustainable design, quality housing, public spaces that reflect the community, and collaborative practice.
This exhibition is long overdue for such a significant practitioner. Athfield’s voice continues to be at the centre of architectural dialogue around the country, most recently as part of Christchurch rebuild discussions. Wellington residents recognise and rejoice in his signature buildings across the capital city and in the central civic precinct, while major works are spread across the country. It will provide access to a range of architectural projects, from student work by Athfield, through early innovative house designs, to major civic and urban-scale projects.
The exhibition sits alongside Gatley’s major publication Athfield Architects, to be launched by Auckland University Press in conjunction with the exhibition.
Resources & Links
- Athfield Film Programme - Architect of Dreams
- Athfield Architects Panel Discussion
- Athfield Film Programme— Architect Athfield
- Athfield Film Programme
- Athfield Film Programme - Beyond the Geyser Room: NZ Architecture in the 1970s
- Athfield Architects Bus Tour with Ian Athfield and Julia Gatley
- Architects In Conversation — Ian Athfield and Sir Miles Warren
Publications & Links
- Athfield Architects Website
- Sam Neill-directed doco, Athfield Architect
- Julia Gatley: Champion of New Zealand modernism
- The Elegant Shed - 'The Extroverts'
- Ian Athfield - spectacular book honours outstanding architect