Fourteen of the Asia Pacific’s most lauded, experimental and socially conscious practitioners came together for this one-day symposium that explores the innovative thinking and transformative projects that are creating new world cities for the emerging Asian century.
The speakers reflected the diversity of the countries, cities and people of the Asia Pacific and the breadth of its architecture. They addressed the way communities from across the region are responding to the demands of the future and the pivotal role that architecture plays.

Richard Naish is a graduate of Auckland University - School of Architecture. He worked in Auckland and London before founding RTA Studio in 1999 at the age of 30.

Under his design leadership the practice has created some of New Zealand’s recent most important buildings in fields of education, mixed-use urban precincts and housing. RTA Studio won the NZ Architectural Medal, amongst many other National Awards for projects across the country. The studio has also been awarded globally by World Architecture Festival Architectural Review and World Architecture News.

Beyond the practice, Richard has been an Adjunct Professor and has taught at various universities. He has been the NZIA national awards convenor and served on numerous other juries, including being a judge at the World Architecture Festival.

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