Arrivals & Departures: AGM enlists two new editors

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AUCKLAND, Tuesday: AGM has appointed Amanda Harkness as the new editor of Houses magazine and Chris Barton as the new editor of Architecture New Zealand.

She replaces seven-year AGM veteran Justine Harvey who has left for parts unknown. Harvey had been ed of both titles, but the company decided the roles now required separate editorial management.

Harkness is an experienced journalist and has worked in the media industry for many years with roles in advertising agencies, TVNZ, research and print media. She has been a contributor and provided editorial support to Houses for some time now, and she has additionally worked on other AGM titles such as Architecture New Zealand, Interior and Urbis. 

Barton has been a respected architecture critic for Metro and multi-award winning journalist for many of the nation’s leading print media publications; he also holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Auckland.

He will continue in his part-time teaching role at Auckland University School of Architecture & Planning as an M.Arch thesis supervisor, plus teaching Masters design studios, thesis writing workshops and architecture criticism. 

He will also be the editor-at-large for ArchitectureNow.

About Houses and Architecture New Zealand
Houses is an architecturally-led presentation of the best contemporary residential architecture and design. Each issue has inspirational ideas from leading New Zealand architects and designers, the editor’s selection of edgy new products and much more. 

Architecture New Zealand provides provocative, informative and engaging discussion of the best built-works and the issues that matter. Widely read and highly respected, Architecture New Zealand has been capturing achievements in New Zealand architecture for over 70 years.


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