Matt Liggins Studio was established in September 2012.

The studio specialises in new residential projects and alterations and additions on projects both in Sydney and in New Zealand.

Each project discovers original outcomes defined by its client, brief, budget and context.

Since returning to New Zealand in 2015, Matt is a Professional teaching Fellow at the Auckland University Architecture School.

Education

2001-2002 Auckland University School of Architecture BArch hons

1998-2000 Auckland University School of Architecture BAS – Senior prize in architecture

1995 Palmerston North Boys High School A Bursary National Bank Scholarship – Top Scholar Graphics & Design bursary examination

Experience

August 2008 – September 2012 – Renato D’Ettorre Architects, Sydney, Australia, Project architect, http://dettorrearchitects.com.au/

Awards – Link house, Finalist in the houses awards for new house over 200m2, Shortlisted in the IDEA awards in single residential category, Shortlisted in the Australian interior design awards in the residential design category

Azuris, Winner of the ‘J.W. Wilson’ award for building of the year at the Central Queensland Institute of Architects Awards, Shortlisted in residential design and colour in residential design at the Australian interior design awards

Aug 2004 – Sept 2007 – GDST – Girls Day School Trust, Project architect, London, UK

June 2003 – June 2004 – Dennis Pocock Architects, Architectural Assistant, Tauranga, New Zealand

Teaching

July – October 2017 AD2– Auckland University Architecture School – new destination – a city with no nucleus & public edge yet

July – October 2017 ARCHGEN 742 – Timber Technology – Auckland University Architecture School

March – June 2017 Design 5 – Auckland University Architecture School #alphinestudytour

July – October 2016 Design 4 – Auckland University Architecture School #theofficeandthemuseum

July – October 2016 Design 2 – Auckland University Architecture School #queenstmeditation

March – June 2016 Design 3 – Auckland University Architecture School #ahouseforanartist

March – June 2016 Design 1 – Auckland University Architecture School #recycledplayhouse

July – October 2015 Design 4 – Auckland University Architecture School #xandtheoffice Port Waikato Surf Club

March – June 2015 Design 3 – Auckland University Architecture School #thefuturehouse

Talks

August 2017 – ‘ The real pyramid schemer’ AUT University

March 2017 – ‘Two houses for two friends’ Design 3 Auckland University

May 2016 – ‘How I approach designing houses’ – Expert Series – Auckland University

April 2016 – http://95bfm.com/bcasts/ready-steady-learn-matt-liggins

September 2015 – Auckland Architecture Week – Pecha Kucha – ‘Architecture and Art and everything in between’

June 2015 – NZIA Western region Branch awards – ‘Architecture and Art and everything in between’

Art Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions

August 2017 – Tauranga Zinefest, Tauranga Art Gallery, Saturday 26th August 2017 10am-3pm

September 2017 – Vegan Vibes, The Rising Tide, 107 Newton St, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, Saturday 23rd Sept 10am-5pm

October 2017 – Generation Text, Auckland Artweek, St Patricks Square, Auckland Tuesday 10th October 2017 12pm – 9pm

Past Exhibitions

July 2017 – The real pyramid schemer, Tauranga Coffee Festival, The Rising Tide, 107 Newton St, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, Saturday 29th July 10am-5pm

October 2016 – The real pyramid schemer, Auckland Artweek,  No Parking Arting Zones,  55 High Street,  Auckland, New Zealand

August 2016 – Opening Group Show @ Safe as Gallery, 161-163 The Square, Palmerston North, New Zealand

April 2015 – ‘Northwest by Northwest’ The White Room Co. Gallery Palmerston North, New Zealand

November 2014 – The Outsider Art Fair, The Nathan Club, Britomart, Auckland, New Zealand

Sept 2014 – ‘Not OK Computer’ Gallery 2010, Reservoir Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia

June 2013 –  ‘Happy as a Box of Birds’ Gallery 2010, Reservoir Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia

May 2013 – ‘Wide street narrow minds’ Square Edge Gallery, Palmerston North, New Zealand

December 2012 –  ‘Unhinged’ Janet Clayton Gallery, Dank St, Sydney, Australia

August 2012 – Finalist Brain Art Awards Sydney, Australia

August 2002 – Group Exhibition, Ten Electronic Black Sheep Exhibition, High flyers basement gallery, Palmerston North,  New Zealand