Brutalist influences appeared in the work of MILES WARREN, whose Dorset Street Flats (1956), Christchurch, incorporated load-bearing concrete block walls, exposed concrete beams and pitched roofs. In partnership with Maurice Mahoney (b 1929), Warren became the leading New Zealand architect of his generation. The Christchurch Town Hall (1965-72), a late Modernist building carefully related to its setting through forms and materials, established the practice’s reputation, although their subsequent work increasingly responded to the eclecticism of the 1970s and 1980s.
"New Zealand: Architecture: 1900 and After"
JANE TURNER (ed), "The Dictionary Of Art", Oxford University Press, 2003, ISBN 978-0195170689, Vol. 23, p 56.