Who We Are

The Auckland Architecture Association (AAA) is a public interface for architecture and an advocate for high quality design in Auckland.  We are a voluntary association that has been serving Auckland’s built environment since it was founded in 1965.

We have a diverse range of members, including practicing architects, university students, designers, home-buyers, engineers, along with members of the public who have an interest in architecture.  Details about supporting the AAA as a member.

The AAA relies on the support of sponsorship to aid activities.  Details about sponsoring the AAA.

What We Do

The AAA is a well regarded identity within Auckland’s architectural community.  We offer our members platforms for informed discussion, a well respected awards programme, public exhibitions, project study tours, lectures and media debate.

Screen Shot 2013-08-07 at 9.16.07 PMWe keep abreast of  issues facing Auckland and speak out in support of a high quality built environment.

In 2012, for example, one of our spokespeople, Adam Mercer, was interviewed on primetime TV3 News about the Ports of Aucklan’s proposed expansion.

We keep Aucklanders informed about and involved in their city’s Architectural environment.

The AAA website documents our activities and offer news and updates regarding relevant events and current events.   Members and subscribers follow us on Twitter, Facebook and via our email digest.

CavBremAwards030We support and promote Architectural Innovation

Now in its 22nd year, the AAA Unbuilt Architecture Awards showcases unrestrained creativity and innovation from architects and students from around New Zealand.  The programme is a significant events on Auckland’s architectural calender, with over 100 entries each year from leading architectural practices and students, it is judged by high profile and influentual judges from home and abroad, such as Kerry Hill, Andrew Patterson, Tim Greer and Nat Cheshire.

We place Auckland Exciting Architecure on Show to the Public


Our popular tours of architect-designed houses and major commercial projects in and around Auckland are attended by hundreds of our members and the public, often lead by the architects themselves.  Constuction site tours in 2012 included Geyser, Parnell by Patterson Assocaites, St Heliers mixed-use building by Cook, Sargisson and Pirie.  Architectural home tours and tours of NZIA awards-winning buildilngs always sell out.

Contact Us



The Committee

Gina Hochstein – CEO

Bill McKay – Spokesperson

Joel Cayford

Alistair Munro

Michelle Chang

Sam Pillay

Cheryl Wallbridge-Bullen

Justine Harvey

Alastair Mckenzie


The views and opinions expressed in any content published on the AAA website, social media platforms, submissions, reports or any other media are the personal views and opinions of the authors of these writings and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the AAA – nor are they necessarily endorsed by the AAA.  Views and opinions expressed in any content (as above) under the name of the AAA do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of it’s committee members or members – nor are they endorsed by it’s committee members or members.

Material contained on this website is general comment and is not intended as advice on any particular matter.  No reader should act or fail to act on the basis of any material herin.  The AAA, its committee and members expressly discliam all liability to any persons in respect of acts or omissions by any such person in reliance on any of the contents of this publication.