Past A+W NZ Speed Mentoring


Thursday, 27 Oct 2022

Architecture + Women NZ in collaboration with Architectus hosted a Speed Mentoring evening in Ōtautahi Christchurch on Thursday 27th October. This is the tenth A+W NZ Speed Mentoring event in our unique series.

Thursday 27th October 2022

5:30 pm

Ōtautahi Christchurch

The event was hosted in Architectus’s Oxford Terrace studios, attended by 36 invited mentors and mentees. Architectus Principal Jane Rooney welcomed guests with a Mihi, and Maria Chen of Athfields Architects opened the event as A+W Co-chair.

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It was a fantastic evening filled with discussions about architecture and careers. We had a diverse range of mentors that included architects, interior designers, landscape architects, urban designers, heritage architects, planners, project managers, architectural photographers, and academics.

The speed-dating format asked mentors and mentees to sit down and commence quick-fire rounds of conversation in 5-minute successions. After about an hour of this structured format, the floor was opened for guests to mix and weave connections in an organic and spontaneous way.

We are grateful to all our mentors who gave their time and experience so generously. We also want to thank all the mentees for taking the time, purchasing the tickets to support A+W NZ and making it a wonderful and exciting evening.

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Acknowledgements to the organizing committee:

  • Christchurch - Jane Rooney, Madi Grattan, Maria chen, Jaune-Marie van der Merwe

Gratitude to the Architectus staff who made sure both events ran so successfully on the night:

  • Joy Patridge, Jessica Stewart, Zoe Philpott, Daniela Vaníčková, Matthew Ryley.

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