Sunday, December 4, 2011

CEFPI launches in New Zealand!

CEFPI has launched in New Zealand!
The CEFPI (Council for Educational Facility Planners International) organisation, which aims to bring together architects and educators, designers, administrators and suppliers, has for the last ten years had a strong presence in Australia. Now, after a launch event in Auckland, the organization is set to grow on this side of the Tasman too.

The launch event hosted by Stonefields School in Auckland was attended by about thirty architects, educators, suppliers and representatives of the Ministry of Education. Following an introduction from Andrew Pender, chair of the Executive Committee and a presentation from the school, there was an opportunity for a tour of the new buildings.

In 2012 the intention is to grow the organization in New Zealand in order to provide a forum and network for people interested in school building design, from both an architectural and pedagogical perspective. There will be opportunities to attend regular site visits, seminars and forums as well as the CEFPI conference to be held in May next year on the Gold Coast.

Anyone interested in becoming involved can email for further details and to be added to the database.

(Photo courtesy of Anne Knock)

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