Marshall Cook – The 1931 Napier Earthquake

Tuesday, 23 Jul, noon
All events

Talk. Free entry
Auckland Art Gallery

New Zealand Institute of Architects Gold Medal winner, Marshall Cook will present an architectural history of the Napier earthquake. The 1931 earthquake killed 256 people and destroyed Napier’s central city, but it prompted major improvements in structural and architectural design in New Zealand and the rebuilding process endowed Napier with one of our nation’s finest collections of buildings.

One of the grandees of New Zealand architecture, Marshall Cook’s career as an architect, urban planner and educator spans more than 40 years. He is a director of Cook Sargisson & Pirie Architects, and his work both in New Zealand and internationally has been the recipient of numerous awards.