A New Fellow in the Ranks

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Sarah Rothwell

Congratulations to our friend and colleague Hunter Gillies, who was appointed a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Architects (FNZIA) at the Industry body’s Auckland Branch awards last Thursday!

Hunter, who has practiced in the profession for over 40 years, has grown a portfolio of notable works with various practices in New Zealand; from Wellington’s tallest building, The Majestic Tower with Manning & Associates to Auckland’s Civic Theatre with Jasmax and Salmond Reed. Hunter’s peers reference his self-effacing modesty and excellence in both technical and architectural design; qualities which stand him apart from his contemporaries.

Richard Harris comments, “Hunter embodies a sense of quiet achievement. He could write a chapter of the Jasmax story itself, having been privy to our JASMaD days and his work on Te Papa in the 1990s. His varied career has contributed greatly to some of the country’s most iconic outcomes; from Britomart’s CPO and Wellington Airport, to a current undertaking at Auckland’s War Memorial Museum.

“This accolade is a fine recognition of the commitment Hunter has given to both the profession and his continued dedication to enhancing our country’s built environment.”

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