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New Zealand   
Architectural Design 
Conference   2023

The New Zealand Architectural Design  Conference is an incredible opportunity  for the architectural community to come together to learn, network, and exchange ideas. Learning, social events, gala awards, and an architectural tour combine to make this a very special event on the architectural calendar. Gain inspiration from the line-up of some of the best minds in architecture, business, sustainability, design and much more. An amazing opportunity to reconnect with the architectural industry and come away with fresh new ideas for yourself, your practice and your design work


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ADNZ CPD Points: 17 

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

Design: 9.5   Documentation: 1.0    |  Construction: 3.0    |  Management: 3.5

NZRAB Points: 80

26 - 27  OCTOBER  2023 

Conference 2023

Two days of impactful conversations
26  October 2023
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 and career 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  Wine and Wander is the perfect way to welcome attendees to the conference, followed by the  Themed Welcome Function on Thursday evening, both of which  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 2023. An architectural tour of Te Whanganui-a-Tara | Wellington and its unique architecture, both heritage and modern construction, is the final event that concludes the conference, held on Saturday 28  October.


ADNZ GIB Architectural Bus Tour

Bus Tour of  Te Whanganui-a-Tara | Wellington
28  October 2023
10.00 am

Join us for a tour of some of the buildings that make up Wellington's significant heritage and modern architecture.  The tour will cover a selection of compelling architectural works.   Buildings for the tour are to be announced shortly.

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


Conference Programme

With T ākina playing host to the New Zealand Architectural Design Conference 2023, what better arena to showcase some of the most inspirational and notable speakers in the architectural community.

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; pushing boundaries to ignite  change,  adapting to meet the demands of the modern world, innovative design ideas,  economic insight, cultural design inspiration, the transformation of the construction sector and delivering excellence in the built environment.


Hear from some of the best minds in architecture, sustainability, economics, 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 community of design professionals who share a passion for good design and advocate for a better built environment for all.  We offer support, education, guidance, training, promotion and networking events to our members who are located the length and breadth of the country. Most importantly we consider ourselves strong champions of New Zealand design and architecture.

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50 Cable Street,
Te Aro, Wellington, 6011
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