“Dunedin has some of the best old architecture in the country and even when I was at Otago Boys there was a great mix of old and new buildings.”
### ODT Online Thu, 3 Dec 2009
Dunedin man NZ’s top architecture student
By Hamish McNeilly
Victoria University student Simon Harrison (33) won the New Zealand Institute of Architects Graphisoft Student Design Award 2009, which includes $5000 and a trip to Sydney. Mr Harrison said his work, Urban Neighbours, was influenced by a recent internship in Switzerland where he worked on high density housing, where “public private” spaces were designed to create genuine neighbourhoods.
Another former Dunedin man and fellow Victoria University student, Daniel Davis (22) was also a finalist in the annual competition, which invites four finalists from each of the country’s three schools of architecture.
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr