ADNZ Conference set to land

ADNZ Conference set to land add

A valuable measure to conserve precious land, mitigate urban sprawl, and put the imagination through its paces – small and snug housing comes with quite a set of benefits.

These benefits, and the myriad of opportunities - some realised, others still untapped - will be a hot topic at this year’s Architectural Designers New Zealand (ADNZ) Conference, running from 25-27 October in Rotorua.

The annual conference provides the opportunity for ADNZ members and non-members to rub shoulders with the movers and shakers breaking new ground in the field of architectural design, network, problem solve, and enjoy the opportunity to gain knowledge from presentations delivered by change agents and thought leaders in their respective field who covet knowledge on everything, from mindfulness to Māori arts and crafts. All of these topics are interwoven with architectural design culminating in a holistic discussion.

This year’s speakers hail from firms all over New Zealand and will lend their expert voices to topics such as the growing trend of tiny, small and snug housing; sustainable, energy efficiency design in an urban context; hacking happiness, and the list goes on.

The inspiration flows into other areas of the experience with a party in the Redwoods Forest, a seat at the National Design Awards Gala Dinner, a tour of some of the city’s most extraordinary designs, and a road trip out to Lake Tarawera.

Keep an eye on the blog over the coming weeks as we introduce you to some of the compelling speakers who will headline at this year’s ADNZ Conference. Our first blog will feature Eugene Kara, an artist and art educator with a sense of fun and play, who is also the Head Caster of the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute.

To register for the event, visit