Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Thursday 29th August 2019
Across nearly five decades, Salmond has forged a reputation as New Zealand’s pre-eminent heritage architect. He is a deeply knowledgeable and impressively articulate advocate for New Zealand’s heritage; a collegial consultant who has collaborated on numerous significant architectural projects; a wise mentor to generations of young architects; and above all, a principled upholder of the best of architecture’s values and traditions.
Jeremy’s career has been sustained by a spirit of inquiry and characterised by a determination to find meaningful solutions to the inter-related problems of heritage conservation and building use. His office has contributed to the conservation of many of the country’s most important heritage sites.
Jeremy has enormous knowledge of heritage, but he is not a prisoner of history. As much focused on the present and the future as he is on the past, he has with his wife Dame Anne Salmond undertaken an impressive later career project – the creation of Longbush Ecosanctuary near Gisborne, an inspiring example, in a time of daunting ecological challenges, of selfless environmental stewardship.