Remembering Ivan Juriss

Ivan Juriss was part of the Group Architects a ground-breaking architectural firm based in Devonport, Auckland. Although he was himself not outspoken, his work remains testament to his talent and contribution to the development of New Zealand architecture.


Above: A recently published book about the Group architects describes them as “New Zealand’s most mythologised firm of mid-twentieth century architects. “juriss 1

Above and below: The Juriss designed house in Stanley bay Devonport. Images by greg Smith author of Lost Property.

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You can read more about the design pictured above which still stands in Devonport today on the Lost Property Website.

Mr Juriss passed away peacefully last week. He will be remembered by many and his creative legacy will continue to influence future generations of architects in New Zealand and abroad.