New President-Elect of NZIA Named
11 August 2015
Christina van Bohemen, from Sills van Bohemen Architects in Auckland, named President-Elect of the NZIA.
At this week's NZIA Council meeting, news was announced of the appointment of Christina van Bohemen as President-Elect of the Institute (Christina will take the reins in 2016). Christina is a director of Sills van Bohemen, the Auckland practice she founded in 2001 with her partner Aaron Sills. Prior to that, Christina worked as an architect, and before that as an architectural graduate, at Jasmax.
Christina has been very active in Institute affairs: since 2011 she has served on the NZIA Council; she was chair of the Auckland Branch from 2008-2010; she was a presenter on the Graduate Development Programme from 2008-2012; a member of the National awards jury in 2005; and convenor (2005) and member (2004) of the Northern Region awards jury. Christina is a board member of the NZ Registered Architects Board, a member of the Auckland Council Urban Design Panel, and chair of the Hobsonville Design Review Panel. She is a member of the Urban Design Forum, the NZIA's Urban Issues Group, Site Safe NZ Inc, and Architecture+Women.