AWARD OF EXCELLENCE 2008 - OIHI CHAPEL - FOR CHESHIRE ARCHITECTS
"Ian Stantiall has now joined a prestigious group earning one of the highest honors the Architectural
Illustration profession can bestow.”
Ric Heldt, President of American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI)
The 2008 ASAI award of excellence was presented at the ASAI conference in Yellowstone National Park, USA.
The illustration hangs in the Cheever Gallery, Montana State University, which hosts the 23rd Architecture in
Perspective exhibition, the preeminent exhibition of Architectural Illustration in the world.
The proposed Oihi Chapel, designed by Auckland architect Pip Cheshire of Cheshire Architects, is planned for
the site in the Bay of Islands that was occupied by the first European mission and by a Maori village.
This exciting project is based on the initiatives of both Maori and Pakeha.
"Congratulations to Stan and the rest of you there - I always thought it was one of the more potent perspective
drawings I have ever seen. Ian Stantiall's perspective superbly captures the potency of the building and of the
critical role of the land, sea and sky have in the evocation of those memories.
The project is based on the initiatives of Maori and European New Zealanders and the perspective has been
critical in explaining the project and gathering support for its realisation."
Pip Cheshire, Cheshire Architects