FFWD (Fast Forward) is the University of Auckland School of Architecture and Planning’s public lecture series. For Making Ways Objectspace is hosting a series of FFWD breakfast interviews.  On 18 September, Making Ways exhibiting practice Unit Y is joined in the gallery by another practice and an interviewer to explore new and alternative ways of making architecture.

Complimentary pastries and Allpress Espresso will be available from 7.45am. Book here.

This event is part of the Festival of Architecture. FFWD is sponsored by GIB.



Led by architect and University of Auckland lecturer Mike Davis, Unit Y straddles the space between the office, the school and the market. Re-invigorating the idea of the ‘project office’, an international model where architectural offices used to operate out of architecture schools, Unit Y brings current students and new graduates to work in small teams on projects for community clients that do not often engage architects. Positioning students and recent graduates at its core, Unit Y utilizes and validates their skills and expertise to produce critical architectural content for a range of clients and presses toward the realisation of buildings.

Unit Y, Iterations of SML, a small house project by graduate Ayla Raymond Roberts that Unit Y is working to realise