I've been selected by the Alvar Aalto Academy in Finland to
present at this year's International Symposium in February.
Each Symposium has a distinct theme with this year's
entitled 'Aalto Beyond Finland'. The idea is to research the
influence of Finnish architect Alvar Aalto beyond his own
My presentation shows that Hamilton architectural practice Smith
Clarke Grant and Associates 1965-1969 were heavily influenced by
Aalto's work. I've prepared a report which has been selected for
publication by the Academy, and I have the opportunity to speak at
the Symposium as well. There are also two excursions available to
people attending the conference, one visits Aalto's work in
Helsinki, the second is a guided tour of his library in
This opportunity is great for my research of Hamilton
architecture, but also to showcase modern New Zealand
architecture to an international audience of researchers. Two of
the original partners of the firm I've written
about are still practicing architecture today (both
are in their mid-eighties). They're delighted to see their
work published internationally!
Rod Smith's work featured in an article I wrote for Architecture
New Zealand magazine (issue 01/2010)
I'm working really hard to get to Finland, I just need a boost,
please help! The airfare and accommodation costs are significant,
but with your help I can make it!
Two weeks to go!
35 MONTHS AGO
Thanks heaps for your support so far! I thought I'd attach a poster of the event for you