Canterbury University Press - $69.99
Sir Miles Warren is arguably New Zealand most noted and best-known architect of the past 50 years. He is also famously shy, a very private person, and so it is both remarkable and pleasing that he has written this autobiography.
Sir Miles was a founding partner of Warren and Mahoney Architects and is one of New Zealand’s foremost designers. In this memoir he recounts an illustrious career in residential and commercial architecture, revealing the processes behind design, construction, client relationships and contractor negotiations.
The publishers have kindly allowed The Bookman to reproduce some of these wonderful illustrations and they appear below, although I hasten to add I cannot do justice to them and they obvioulsy are best seen in the book..
Illustration left shows house designed for Mervyn Raymond in Timaru.