FF22: Fathers' Forum 6 Dec 2022

23 November 2022

The second in our A+W NZ Fathers' Forum series will be held on Tuesday 6 December 2022, at the AUT Building WZ Lobby 1 (Ground Level, St Pauls St).

A+W NZ want to normalise non-gendered Parental Leave and flexible and reduced-hours working weeks in the architecture profession, and we do this by holding conversations in public with male architects talking about the work involved in the care of their children. Who benefits from this shift of gender focus when discussing parenting;

  1. The partners of the fathers (1). If the partners identify as female, they benefit from room being made for their own careers
  2. The partners of the fathers (2). If the partners identify as male or gender-fluid, they benefit from having male parenting normalised in architectural offices
  3. Fathers. Almost 50% of fathers want to spend more time with their families but are unable due to work barriers.
  4. The children. Having fathers involved in parenting is better for the children.

This year, the panellists discussing how they make room for parenting, support for their partners' careers, and their own architectural career are;

Rameka Alexander-Tu-inukuafe           Architect, TOA Architects (previously Wingate, Tauranga, and Jasmax)

Rajan Hira                                            Architect, Chow: Hill

Geoff Pitts                                           Architect / Director, Assemblage Architects

Date:                6 December 2022

Time:               5:30-8:00pm 

venue:              AUT , Lobby 1 WZ Building

                        (St Pauls St)

cost:                Free

Book now for catering purposes

Thank you to our wonderful FF Series sponsor, Moller Architects.

Thanks also to AUT for their ongoing support and provision of the excellent venue.

Read the media release by Waipapa Taumata Rau the University of Auckland on the upcoming #FF22 and A+W NZ receiving the Te Kahui Whaihanga NZIA John Sutherland Practice Award 2022.


Quotes from Fathers' Forum 2019;

event photos;