Greg Bowron Trust

The Greg Bowron Memorial Trust commemorates New Zealand heritage architect Greg Bowron (1962-2007), and aims to support emerging professionals wishing to advance their careers and experience in heritage conservation.  To this end, it awards the Greg Bowron Heritage Scholarship.  For more on the scholarship, see the GBT_application_form.

Greg completed Bachelor and Master’s degrees in architecture. His enthusiasm for architectural history led to his work and writing in heritage conservation. In successive roles with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (now Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga), the North Shore City Council (now part of Auckland Council) and Housing New Zealand Corporation (now part of Kainga Ora), Greg was responsible for securing the best possible heritage outcomes for many of New Zealand’s significant old buildings, for gaining recognition for post-World War II buildings, and for compiling an inventory of state houses, identifying candidates for heritage recognition and protection.

The Trust was established in 2011 by Greg’s partner Stephen Rainbow and close friends Bruce Petry, Julia Gatley, Jo Torr and David Kernohan. The Trust is a registered charity and operates through donations. If you would like to contribute to the Trust’s aims and activities, please contact trustee Andrew Douglas <>. 

Greg believed passionately in the role of education in increasing public awareness of heritage issues, so it is fitting that the Trust established in his name offers scholarships for those wanting to develop their knowledge of heritage conservation through travel and/or study.  Recipients of the Greg Bowron Heritage Scholarship to date:

2017: Nicola Short, to attend the ICOMOS Symposium on Heritage and Democracy in Delhi and conduct interviews with selected delegates. 

2018: Pamela Dziwulska, to help with her completion of the nine-month SPAB Scholarship programme in the UK.

2021: Lucy Hayes-Stevenson, to help with her completion of a Master of Conservation Architecture at Sapienza University in Rome.

2023: Mugdha Kulkarni, to attend and present a paper at the ICOMOS General Assembly Conference, “Heritage Changes”, in Sydney.