THE 2018 UQ ARCHITECTURE LECTURE SERIES CONCLUDES WITH JOHN HARDWICK-SMITH OF NEW ZEALAND’S ATHFIELD ARCHITECTS.

John graduated from the Wellington School of Architecture in 1992, and has been a Director of Athfield Architects Ltd (AAL) and of Wraight Athfield Landscape and Architecture (WALA) since early 2000s. In these roles he has led or collaborated on the design of a broad range of architectural and landscape projects. John has particular interests in conceptual design, design development, and design coordination phases. His work is often collaborative and cross-disciplinary, and traverses public, private, institutional and commercial interests. He has specific interest in projects that interface between architecture, public art, landscape and infrastructure, and has extensive project experience across education, commercial, civic/arts, heritage conservation, urban infrastructure, open space, and housing.

John’s talk is entitled: Practicing Groundings: Tales of grounding architecture, and architectural groundings, through some recent (and less recent) works and practices of Athfield Architects Ltd.