Meet the Judges

A highly anticipated announcement in the New Zealand architecture world, the winners of the 2022 ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards will be named in a series of award ceremonies in July, August, and October.

But before all the fanfare and glamour of the award ceremonies begin, a panel of four judges had to make some tough decisions. The 2022 ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards were judged from Wednesday 29 June to Friday 1 July in Christchurch. The panel included Bernadette Muir, Fiona Short, John Chaplin, and Rebecca Long.

Pictured left to right: Fiona Short (judge), Bernadette Muir (judge), Keryn Davis (ADNZ CEO) and John Chaplin (judge)

Bernadette Muir is a Senior Academic Staff Member of the Department of Engineering and Architectural Studies Education and Applied Research Division at Te Waka Ako Ara Institute of Canterbury; she is a Fellow of NZIA and her past experience includes working for Jasmax and Warren & Mahoney as a Registered Architect. She has also worked for the Paris City Council as an Urban Planner and Architectural Designer.

Fiona Short is a Registered Architect, Principal and Lead of Sustainability at Warren and Mahoney Architects. Fiona is Green Star and Homestar qualified with experience in the Living Building Challenge and Zero Carbon certifications. Fiona works with clients and project teams to create bespoke project sustainability and climate strategies to deliver holistic positive impact covering social, economic and environmental sustainability. Her project experience includes award winning residential, civic, commercial and education projects. Fiona contributed to the NZGBC Aotearoa’s roadmap to Net Zero Buildings. Recently Fiona’s work in sustainability led to Warren and Mahoney adopting minimum sustainability standards and goals for the reduction of carbon emissions from their designs. Fiona is on a mission to find the opportunity in every project for regenerative impact, for today and for tomorrow.

John Chaplin has 45 years in practice and more than 400 new homes and alterations in his portfolio, plus a variety of commercial and industrial projects, including numerous regional and national ADNZ design awards with an exceptional depth of experience in the practice. John was awarded the NZIA Presidents Medal for services to the Institute and its members following the 2010 – 11 earthquakes in Christchurch. In 2015 he was a member of a small task group of Christchurch NZIA member Architects liaising with the CCC on building consent processing matters. He is currently a consultant/advisor to several residential subdivision developments, including for Ngai Tahu Properties.

Rebecca Long, Resene Colour in Design Award judge

Rebecca Long is Resene’s Senior Architecture Representative and has been involved as a special Resene judge for many past ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards. Rebecca brought her passion for colour to Resene after completing a Bachelor of Design and has gone on to build an extensive colour portfolio that ranges from residential and retail right through to commercial, hospitality and education. Working alongside Architects and Interior Designers, Rebecca encourages clients to use innovative colour and coating solutions to bring their projects to life. Rebecca is proud to promote and implement Resene’s innovative paint and colour technology as well as Resene’s extensive range of Environmental Choice approved paints.

The ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Award’s judging day is always filled with excitement, a lot of discussion and much debate, and 2022 was no different. One thing for certain is that the entries for the 2022 awards were outstanding and we look forward to sharing all the winners over the coming months.