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Christopher Kelly’s design philosophy is informed by postgraduate studies at Frankfurt’s Fine Arts Staedelschule, stints working with Denys Lasdun and Ian Ritchie Architects in London, and three years in Italy and Japan working on the Kansai International Airport Terminal with Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW). Christopher co-led the RPBW Sydney of ce to design Aurora Place Tower and Macquarie Street Residences in 1997–2000. Architecture Workshop’s Peregrine Winery in Otago was judged by the UK Architecture Review in 2004 as one of the world’s four best buildings by an emerging architect. In 2011 Christopher won the New Zealand Architecture Medal for Waitomo Caves Visitor Centre. Christopher has lectured at universities in Australia and New Zealand, most recently as a teaching associate at Melbourne’s Monash University. He has also been a New Zealand Institute of Architects national jury member and national councillor. He was a judge at the inaugural World Architecture Festival in Barcelona, and exhibited at the Frankfurt Deutsches Architektur Museum in 2008, also giving a Staedelschule alumni keynote address.

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