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Civic Theatre, Auckland

One of only seven surviving atmospheric theatres in the world, the Civic Theatre in Auckland’s Queen Street first opened in 1929. Salmond Reed Architects played a key role in restoring the grand theatre to its former glory.

In our project role as heritage architects, our job was to assist the design architects, Jasmax, to integrate additions and modifications into the original building.

We prepared a conservation plan, created a database of original interior paint colours and provided extensive photographic inventories before, during and after restoration. We also provided conservation expertise on heritage building fabric to Jasmax throughout the project.

As a result of the effort, Salmond Reed Architects was jointly awarded the 2000 NZIA-Resene Colour Award and Local Branch Award with JASMAX.

We acknowledge JASMAX for our continuing successful partnership in this project and others.

"A highly successful major restoration – of one of Auckland's best landmarks, featuring well-researched details and sympathetic finishes, in keeping with one of Auckland's most loved public buildings."

Citation from NZIA Local Award 2000

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