Jack Manning (1929–2021), a extremely awarded Fellow of Te Kāhui Whaihanga NZIA and Gold Medal recipient, handed away earlier this week, leaving a legacy of city-shaping initiatives comparable to Wellington’s Majestic Centre and Auckland’s AMP Constructing.
Manning’s profession started with the Group Architects and he later went on to apply with David Mitchell, with whom he labored to design many buildings for the College of Auckland, together with the Faculty of Music on Symonds Road and the Epsom Campus Training buildings. With quite a few award-winning and enduring designs to his identify, Manning was honoured with the NZIA Gold Medal in 2011, after greater than 50 years of work.
The NZIA famous of their Gold Medal quotation:
“In a career that accommodates numerous proficiencies, Jack has at all times been, in essence, a designer. As he got here from a modest background, didn’t possess a ready-made community of potential purchasers and, by his personal admission, will not be naturally inclined to business exercise, his development has been primarily based on the realisation of his design expertise. Greater than that, Jack has a thorough-going appreciation of how buildings are put collectively. On this respect, he epitomises the virtues and values of his era of architects, a era for whom the artwork of drawing was inseparable from the craft of making.”
Manning has made a notable impression on cities all through New Zealand and will probably be missed by many, from each the architectural career and the broader neighborhood.
A full obituary will observe in an upcoming situation of Structure NZ, together with a republishing of his Gold Medal interview on ArchitectureNow within the coming days.