Architectural Centre 70th birthday


Recently the Wellington Architectural Centre celebrated its 70th birthday.
At a function held at the Wellington Museum, some fun awards were presented on the night representing the 70 years
The award for interior design was named after Avis and won by Athfield Architects for the Wellington Library
Not that Avis had been an Interior designer apart from her own houses. However amoung the dress fabrics she designed, there was the occasional curtain fabric design.
Avis and her husband, Jock Beere were fairly early members of the Architectural Centre and active in the 1950s, 60s and 70s . Avis exhibited at the Centre Gallery and with Architectural Centre parties and slide evenings held at their house.