The 17th century portrait, St Jerome in his Study by Antonello da Messina, has intrigued Wellington architect Bill Toomath all his life, and in 2002 he designed and built a study for his house based on the painting. Toomath discusses this project, his architectural training and practice, and some of his clients. Time-lapse camera footage captures building progress, and the completed studio with replica desk emerges as a portrait of Toomath himself, and a tribute to architecture and ideas.
Wellington City Council, Wellington Branch of the NZIA, Warren Architects Educational Charitable Trust, Athfield Architects Ltd, Jasmax, Custance, New Zealand Film Commission, Luit Bieringa
Title music played by Bill Toomath