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Demonstration House

The Architectural Centre Inc

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The Architectural Centre Inc


The Architectural Centre consists of people who believe that good and decent living in our modem world must be consciously planned for; that good planning means good design, in large things and in small; that good design rests ultimately on need and purpose.

The general aim of the Centre, therefore, is to assert and maintain the value of design as an element in living, for the individual md the community. Its practical objects, as laid down on its constitution, are as follows:

(a) To work for the general improvement of town and countryside.
(b) To promote the association of persons engaged or interested in the arts md sciences concerned with planning and design.
(c) To carry out an educational programme for the advancement of the knowledge of planning and design principles in general, as well as for the assistance of students actively engaged in architecture and town planning study.
(d) To promote a true understanding of planning and design among the community.
(e) To collaborate with similar organisations in this cmd other countries.
(f) To issue or promote or assist in the issues of books, pamphlets, periodicals and other documents relating to the above activities.

The actual work done by the Centre includes:

(a) Part-time School of Architecture in Wellington for architectural, town planning and other students.
(b) Publication of Design Review
(c) Annual Summer School of Design.
(d) Public Exhibitions.
(e) Meetings, talks and discussions.


There are three classes of membership: corporate, student and honorary.

The entrance fee for corporate members is £1.1.0. and the annual subscription £2.2.0. Annual subscription for students is £1.1.0. Further details can be obtained from the Secretary, P.O. Box 1628, Wellington, C.l.