Christchurch Returned and Services Association

April, 2015

This was a special project for me because my father was an Honouree member of the RSA after serving in the Merchant Navy during World War II. He was also the founder of the Merchant Navy Association of New Zealand.

The main feature of the project was the lighting of all exterior walls with a warm colour. The main purpose of this was to show respect to all those service people who never came home from War. This warm colour had to be very specific because of the unique tiling on the walls. The lighting had to allow the beauty of the tiling to shine through

The outside lighting is very inviting for members and their guests, highlighting the exterior tiling and other special features of the building. I used LED throughout the design.

Once again architects Warren and Mahoney were a pleasure to work with. The RSA team were also a great team to be involved with.

I'm pleased to say the project was completed on time to be ready for the 100th ANZAC Day Anniversary commemorations.

Lighting Council New Zealand
Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand
New Zealand Green Building Council
Standards New Zealand
Association of Lighting Designers
Pure Advantage - Green Growth for Greater Wealth
New Zealand Retail Interior Association
Canterbury Employers´ Chamber of Commerce