Awaroa Master Class is a weekend event for architects and academics young and old to celebrate place and culture, and architectural legends. Registrations open now.

14 Aug 2014

Image above: Invisible House by Peter Stutchbury. Photo by Michael Nicholson

Architects older and younger are invited to be part of a gathering at beautiful Awaroa Inlet, Abel Tasman National Park, for what will be a memorable weekend .

A celebration of place and culture, and a celebration both of legends in architecture from New Zealand and Australia, as well as the work of some younger practitioners doing interesting work – Ian Athfield, Richard Leplastrier, Kerry and Lindsay Clare, Drew Heath, Peter Stutchbury, convener Lindsay Johnston, and special guests – Patrick Clifford, Lindley Naismith, Julia Gatley (and more …..).

The weekend will combine walking the landscape, observing, sketching, a modest design problem and formal talks by the guest speakers – and lots of conversation meandering between Awaroa Lodge, Ath’s settlement at the other end of the grass landing strip, exploring beautiful Awaroa inlet and the existing settlements of extraordinary ‘baches’ that already exist.

Access will be by water taxi from Marahau, with charter coach connection from Nelson Airport departing 13.00 Thursday 18 September and returning to Nelson Airport by 15.00 Monday 22 September.

Accommodation and meals will be provided at Peppers Awaroa Lodge.

For those interested, please complete a registration form or email:

Date Start: 2014/05/30
Date End: 2014/10/19