Pete Bossley is one of New Zealand's foremost architects. He has designed several significant public buildings and numerous memorable houses, has taught and lectured extensively, and projects by Bossley Architects have been widely published in New Zealand and overseas. His buildings have received many awards and in 2012 Pete was awarded the Gold Medal by the New Zealand Institute of Architects. Pete believes good architecture needs to be experienced in the flesh, not just seen in photographs, so he has travelled extensively to appreciate the greats. He has two daughters, two stepsons and six granddaughters. In the little spare time that he has, Pete likes to work on colourful abstract expressionist paintings, which offer a welcome contemplative relief to the hectic processes of architecture. And he is a little obsessed with drawing in sketchbooks.