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Wednesday 21 February 2024

Great architectural minds. New thinking. All in one place.

Wednesday 21 February 2024. Spark Arena, Auckland.

Join us at in:situ 2024 for a day of inspiration, innovation and conversation.

A fantastic line-up of international speakers will share insights about their work and the contemporary practice of architecture, as well as the radically evolving global context in which we now live and work. The speakers at in:situ 2024 will represent some of the sharpest minds in our industry and are uniquely placed to help architects in Aotearoa New Zealand understand and problem-solve the challenges that face all of us. 

Book now.



Tuesday 20 February 2024

Graduate / Student workshops

Workshop 1: 9.00am-12.00pm
Sensible Atlas for Auckland

Facilitated by Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse (Barclay & Crousse)

• Walk the city with Sandra and Jean Pierre, broaden your horizons and feed your imagination. Draw and build a narrative to create an atlas for the city, acknowledging its complexities and systems.

Note: includes transport to and from the workshop* venue. Walking is a large part of this workshop (2 hours) on a route to be determined by the presenters.


12.00pm-1.00pm Lunch for all attendees from Workshop 1 and Workshop 2.


Workshop 2: 1.00pm-4.00pm
Biggie Smalls

Workshop facilitated by Kai-Uwe Bergmann (Bjarke Ingels Group - BIG) and Jeremy Smith (Irving Smith Architects)

• You will be working together to tackle some BIG infrastructure problems in Auckland and answering some BIG questions. This workshop is about looking for ideas to solve future problems and focus on something that you can have an impact on – creating a different vision for the future of the city.


* Venue for the Workshops is the Bishop Selwyn Chapel, cnr St Stephens Ave & Parnell Road, Parnell.

Attendees can only attend one workshop – this includes lunch and all materials are provided.

Wednesday 21 February 2024

7.30 - 8.30am - Registration open for delegates

You will receive a QR code in the week leading up to in:situ. Registration stations are available on entry at Spark Arena – simply scan the code and your name badge will print out. Arrive early to enjoy complimentary coffee in the exhibition area. A bag check will be available for those travelling with bags.

8:45 - 9:00am - Pōwhiri

Official opening and welcome to our international guests speakers.

9:00 - 9:30am - Oliver Wainwright MC intro

We're proud to announce Oliver Wainwright as MC and an international keynote speaker.


Oliver Wainwright trained as an architect and worked in practice before pivoting to journalism. He has been The Guardian’s architecture and design critic since 2012, is a visiting critic at several architecture schools and is also a published author.⁠


Oliver is proudly sponsored by Monaco



9:30 - 10:15am - Junya Ishigami | Junya Ishigami + Associates

Junya Ishigami established his eponymous practice in Tokyo 2004 after working for four years at Pritzker prize-winning practice SANAA. Described as a structural alchemist, Junya is regarded for his highly experimental designs and poetic vision. Significant projects include the Park Groot Vijversburg Visitor Center in The Netherlands, 2019 Serpentine Pavilion in London, and Botanical Garden Art Biotop Water Garden in Tochigi and House & Restaurant in Ube, both of which are in Japan.


Junya is proudly sponsored by Asona.

10:15 - 10:30am - Q & A

MC Oliver Wainwright will hold a Q&A session with Junya Ishigami.

10:30 - 11:00am - Morning Tea

Refreshments will be available in the exhibition hall.

11:15am - 12:05pm - Sandra Barclay & Jean Pierre Crousse | Barclay & Crousse

⁠Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse have been in partnership for 30 years. They established Barclay & Crousse Architecture in Paris in 1994 and Lima, Peru, in 2006. ⁠

The Barclay & Crousse portfolio encompasses award-winning projects across the private and public sectors and reveals their exploration of the bonds between architecture and landscape. ⁠They have both been visiting professors at Yale, Harvard and the University of Virginia, and are long-standing Associate Professors at PUCP in Lima, Peru.⁠

Barclay & Crousse is proudly sponsored by Moddex

12:05 - 12:15pm - Q&A

MC Oliver Wainwright will hold a Q&A session with ⁠Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse.

12:15 - 1:15pm - Lunch

Lunch will be served in the atrium and the Spark Arena forecourt. There will be plenty of choice with numerous food trucks offering delicious burgers, wraps and dumplings. Enjoy this café-style lunch with your colleagues and fill up for our exciting afternoon sessions.

1:30 - 2:20pm - Jeanne Gang | Studio Gang

Jeanne Gang, FAIA, is a founding partner of Studio Gang, an international architecture and urban design practice headquartered in Chicago. Her distinctive approach extends beyond architecture’s conventional boundaries, and she strives to connect people with their communities and the natural environment through design. The Studio has a diverse portfolio across the Americas and Europe and develops research, publications and exhibitions that generate change through design. A Professor in Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Jeanne has been named one of TIME magazine’s most influential people in the world.


Jeanne is proudly sponsored by Metalcraft Roofing.

2:20 - 2:30pm - Q&A

MC Oliver Wainwright will hold a Q&A session with Jeanne Gang.

2:30 - 3:00pm - Afternoon Tea

Refreshments will be available in the exhibition hall.

3:15 - 4:05pm - Kai-Uwe Bergmann | BIG

New York-based Kai-Uwe Bergmann is a partner with BIG and oversees the company’s urban and landscape projects in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He recently contributed to BIG U, the resiliency plan to protect 16 kilometres of Manhattan coastline, which is due for completion in 2026. ⁠

Kai-Uwe, FAIA, studied architecture at the University of Virginia and has held teaching positions at the University of Pennsylvania, IE University in Madrid, and his alma mater.

Kai-Uwe is proudly sponsored by APL.

4:05 - 4:15pm - Q&A

MC Oliver Wainwright will hold a Q&A session with Kai-Uwe Bergmann.

4:15 - 4:30pm - Conference closing

A wrap-up of the day by The Guardian's Oliver Wainwright.

4.30-8.30pm – Roof Shout!

Join colleagues and our industry partners for a drink and canapes to celebrate the day. Substantial bowl-style food will be available along with our sponsor's cocktail of choice, wine and beer.

The Roof Shout is proudly sponsored by Equus Soprema

Thursday 22 February 2024

Architecture Tour

8.30am-6pm Return boat charter from Auckland to Waiheke Island including bus transfers to five projects and a late lunch at The Heke.


Sold out. If you wish to be placed on a cancellation list, please email with your name and the number of tickets you require.




Tickets on sale now.

Book now.



Earlybird Registration
(Closes midnight 20 December)

Late Registration
(Applies from 21 December)

      Architect member            $580 $900
Graduate member $350 $580
 Affiliated member $580 $900
Friends of Architecture member* $580 $900
 Student member $100 $100
 Non member $800 $1000


*Friends of Architecture are for those members of the public who have an interest in architecture or design and have signed up to the Friends of Architecture programme. If you register for in:situ as a Friend and are not in that database, or if you register as a Friend and are an employee of an architecture practice, your conference registration will be void.

Architecture Tour

Waiheke Architecture Tour + Lunch

(Numbers strictly limited)


Note: You must be a member of Te Kāhui Whaihanga NZIA and attending in:situ 2024 to register for this tour.

Graduate / Student Workshops

in:situ Ticket Holders

(Numbers strictly limited)


Non-Ticket Holders

(Numbers strictly limited)


Note: You must be a Graduate / Student member of Te Kāhui Whaihanga NZIA to attend.



Who do I talk to if I have a question about in:situ?

If you have any queries about conference arrangements or your conference registration, please contact us at or to speak with us:


Daryne Begbie, Event & Sponsorship Director
021 126 6968


Cathie Bolam, Events & Member Programmes Coordinator
027 617 7475

How do I become a sponsor or exhibitor at in:situ?

As Aotearoa New Zealand's biggest architecture conference, in:situ is a great opportunity to showcase your business to architects and those in the industry. 


For information on sponsorship and exhibition options, please contact: 


Mark Begbie, Director Engagement
027 55 22 060

Who do I talk to for media enquiries?

Please direct media enquiries to: 


NZIA Communications

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