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Home and Building, Volume 37 Number 6 (1975)

New Government Architect

New Government Architect

Mr Graydon Miskimmin, currently Assistant Government Architect, has been appointed as Government Architect by the State Services Commission to succeed Mr F.I. Anderson who will retire shortly.

Mr Miskimmin was brought up in Christchurch and joined the Public Works Department as an architectural draughting cadet in 1944. He served in Christchurch, Wellington, and Auck-land becoming resident architect in Christchurch in 1962, where he was intimately involved in planning for the new university campus at 11am.

He graduated from Auckland University with a Diploma of Architecture in 1954 and was admitted as an associate member of the New Zealand Institute of Architects. As sectional architect in Wellington from 1969, and as Assistant Government Architect from 1972, Mr Miskimmin was responsible for much of the design work on the "Beehive" complex, the Government Centre, and the new National Library Building.