John Scott: Architect

Chapel of Futuna
Futuna Slideshow
Our Lady of Lourdes
St Joseph the Worker
St Joseph's Slideshow
St Canice's
St Mary's
Visitor Centre: Aniwaniwa
Visitor Centre: Waitangi
Maori Battalion Memorial
Martin House
Hokitika Bush House
List of Projects
Location Map
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This site celebrates the architecture of John Scott.

Scott's work is bold, original and distinctly New Zealand. While the Futuna Chapel is his best known and most highly regarded work, there are many other magnificent buildings he has designed. A few of them are featured here.

This website has been designed and created by Craig Martin, just for fun. All the photos of buildings have been taken over the last twenty years, on 35mm film, or more recently with digital cameras and my iPhone. Contributions and comments are welcome.


In September 2016 the John Scott designed Visitor Centre at Aniwaniwa near Lake Waikaremoana was demolished by the Department of Conservation, despite vigorous protests from the architectural community and despite the building’s classification as a Category 1 Historic Place.

Warren Trust Awards for Architectural Writing: A Death in the Family - Craig Martin
September 2016: TV presenter slams DoC's Aniwaniwa demolition
August 2016: Visitor centre demolition a fait accompli
August 2016: Institute of Architects urges DoC to save Aniwaniwa Centre
May 2010: Our Lady of Lourdes, which celebrated its 50 year jubilee in April 2010, wins Enduring Architecture Award at the 2010 New Zealand Architecture Awards.
July 2009: All the windows at St Joseph the Worker, Turangi, have been replaced with clear glass. "I think he would be offended..." Photos here.
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