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New Zealand   
Architectural Design 
Conference  2024

Transforming Spaces, Inspiring Futures


The New Zealand Architectural Design  Conference presents an extraordinary opportunity for the architectural community to unite, learn, network, and share ideas. With a blend of learning sessions, social events, national gala design awards, and an architectural tour, this event holds a unique place on the architectural calendar. Be inspired by insights from leading figures in architecture, business, sustainability, design, and beyond. The conference is open to everyone in the architectural design community and is a fantastic chance to connect with the architectural industry and be inspired by innovative ideas for your professional practice.


Powered by our Principal Partner, GIB.

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ADNZ and LBP CPD Points: 18.5 points

Please note: these will be the maximum points available if you attend every event included in the program.

NZRAB Points: 80 points

31  OCTOBER  - 2 NOVEMBER 2024

Conference 2024

Two days of inspiring
and impactful conversations
31 October  2024
08.00 am

The New Zealand Architectural Design Conference offers the opportunity for architectural designers, architects and those in the wider architectural and construction community to come together over two days for impactful discussions, learning and celebration. 


The conference brings together some of the most highly regarded experts and industry leaders to share their experiences and knowledge. Come away with new ideas and inspiration for approaching your design work, career and personal life in a whole new way.


Networking and social functions at the conference are some of the best ways to build your business connections and get acquainted with industry peers.  The Wednesday  Mix and Mingle is the perfect way to welcome attendees to the conference, followed by the  Themed Welcome Function on Thursday evening, both act to build the strong culture of collegiality that ADNZ is renowned for. The ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards Gala Dinner, a celebration of excellence in design in Aotearoa, will unveil the national and supreme winners for 2024. An architectural tour of Rotorua and its unique architecture, both cultural and modern construction, is the final event that concludes the conference, held on Saturday 2 November.  

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ADNZ GIB Architectural Bus Tour

Bus Tour of   Rotorua
2  November 2024
9.30 am to 2.30pm

Join us for a tour of some of the buildings that make up Rotorua’s significant cultural and modern architecture.  The tour will cover a selection of compelling architectural works.  Locations for the tour will be announced shortly. 


The Architectural Tour is open to the public and tickets can be purchased separately, without registering for the conference. 

Conference Programme

The line-up of engaging and knowledgeable speakers will explore a range of topics to challenge your thinking and help you navigate some of the challenges of the ever-changing environment. The fabulous line-up of speakers will talk about adapting to meet the demands of the modern world, innovative design ideas, cultural design inspiration, to transform spaces and deliver excellence in the built environment. 

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Hear from some of the best minds in architecture, sustainability, kaupapa Māori design, psychology and much more. Get inspired by modern design thinking, hear from the greats of the industry, learn, and come away with new ideas. 


ADNZ and the New Zealand Architectural Design Conference is proudly supported by our partner family and exhibitors.

Principal Partner
Major  Partners
Premium Partners
National Partners
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About ADNZ

Architectural Designers New Zealand (ADNZ) is a leading professional body for Architectural Designers and Architects. We're a home for design professionals who share a passion for good design and share a vision for every life to be enhanced through good architecture.  We offer support, education, guidance, training, promotion and networking events to our members who are located the length and breadth of the country. We are proud champions of New Zealand architecture and advocates for our design community. 

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The Venue

Queens Drive