Publications

November 2013
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS)
“Spotlight on a Famous Auckland Sailor”
“In the 1970’s Neville was engaged by the committee of the RNZYS to design a new clubhouse that offered an interaction with the Westhaven water space but had minimal impact on the car park. The construction was put on hold by a new incoming RNZYS committee, but demonstrates Neville’s flair for design and use of space.” (link)


March 2012
SANDY BAY HOUSE
Urbis #67
“Playful Design”
“Neville Price is better known for his commercial works like the West Plaza and Manukau City Council buildings, but his 1970s holiday home is an unusual while memorable moment in New Zealand’s architectural history”

2010
WIWIKI / NEVILLE PRICE
Weekend Herald – Canvas
Home Sweet Home: A new book (Home Work) by John Walsh looks at what happens when they can please themselves – features Wiwiki on Front Cover (link).

2010
WIWIKI / NEVILLE PRICE
Urbis #59
Spanish White
“A legend of New Zealand architecture returns home bringing a taste of California with him”
“Someone even made a documentary about him …he was a starchitect (locally, at least….)” (link)

2008
WEST PLAZA
Urbis Magazine #46 Design Annual
“West Plaza…this slender high-rise is an enduring Auckland favorite that exhibits a sense of glamour and sophistication missing from many of the city’s tall buildings. As architectural critic Bill McKay notes, “West Plaza helped turn Auckland “from big town to international city”

2007
NEVILLE PRICE / MANUKAU CITY, CERAMIC HOUSE, WEST PLAZA, 82 SYMONDS STREET
NZIA Cross Section
INSPIRATION California Dreamin’
“Neville Price ponders the effect of time and place on a career that has spanned from NZ to the US – and back”

September 2006
WEST PLAZA
Weekend Herald – Canvas
Building Pride – Architect Adam Wild
“This modern, lozenge-shaped high rise is a scheduled historic place on Auckland City Council’s district plan. Built in 1974 West Plaza is a prime example of age not being determined by heritage value, Wild Says. Wild sees the Auckland CBD structure as a statement of confidence that we too can be modern and inter-national”

2005
WEST PLAZA
NZIA AWARD FOR ENDURING ARCHITECTURE
“in its contribution to the cityscape West Plaza remains a jewel to be treasured and an exemplar for future generations” (link)

March 2005
WEST PLAZA
NZIA CROSS SECTION
Upfront
‘Still the best?
West Plaza: Its jury citation described it as “still head and shoulders above other multistory developments…a respected and desirable landmark building in the CBD of Auckland”
NZIA President Gordon Moller who has premises there.  “It seemed to us the West Plaza was a building that had considerable architectural quality, which everybody enjoys (not just architects). People do respond to architecture that addresses the issues of form in a way that makes an elegant contribution to the city”

2005
82 SYMONDS STREET
Metro
Auckland Design Now:
Tower Block (1967) (82 Symonds Street Auckland)
Pete Bossley of Bossley Architects: “Bugger the functional problems of a circular floor plan -lets have a simple, clear, crisp, sweet building” A similar thing can be said of the West Plaza, notes Bossley.