Five Decades of His Architecture

By Ann, Mark & Virginia Innes-Jones

 BWJ Architecture Book Cover


Book launch: Victoria University, (Te Aro campus) Faculty of Architecture and Design, 139 Vivian Street, (between Cuba and Taranaki Streets), Wellington

Date: Saturday 31 October 2015, at 2.00 p.m.

This book celebrates the architectural achievement of Bernard W Johns, an architect who influenced and changed the architectural landscape of Wellington and its region, for over half a century.

It contains biographical information, photographs, plans and the stories of those who commissioned works by this well known Wellington personality.

For over five decades, he was an active commentator on the developments of the region and along with his peers he helped revolutionize the manner in which we all live.

In this publication we explore the houses, apartments and commercial structures that this architect designed during his long career.

The book is a celebration of Bernard Johns’ architecture that we can all enjoy.

Publication  October 2015


  1. I am interested in ordering a copy of this book about the work of Bernard Johns as I believe he may have designed the home we have lived in for almost 30 years. Is it possible to confirm whether he was responsible for designing the house at 36 Kotare Sreet, Waikanae?

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  2. I am interested in purchasing a copy of this book on Bernard johns. My parents built Woodlands Lowry bay in 1946. This house was my family home until 1973.
    Rob Eggers


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