School of Architecture and Planning

Architects today find themselves working in an industry with constantly expanding boundaries. The School of Architecture and Planning is New Zealand’s leading tertiary educator in the architecture / built environment field.* Supported by dedicated teaching staff, state of the art digital and technical resources and strong links to industry, our programmes open up exciting career prospects for tomorrow's architects, urban planners, urban designers and heritage conservationists.

*QS World University Rankings by subject


Architecture and Planning news

  • Four Futures 2017 winner
    09 May 2017
    Master of Architecture and Planning (Professional) graduand, Elliott Morgan, looks set for a promising future.
  • Doctorate reveals affordable housing thwarted by neoliberalism
    03 May 2017
    A planner with a background in economics will graduate today with a PhD that is the culmination of research which sounds a warning over the role of neoliberalism in thwarting the provision of affordable housing.
  • Creative practice PhD assists ecosanctuary
    03 May 2017
    Architectural Designer Sarosh Mulla will graduate today with the first Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture with Creative Practice Component from the University of Auckland, and the knowledge that he has contributed to one of the country’s ecosanctuaries.
  • Exploring ecological architecture at Archiprix 2017
    21 March 2017
    Norman Wei, who recently graduated from the School of Architecture and Planning, traveled to Ahmedabad in India to take part in the Archiprix 2017.

Architecture and Planning events

  • At the Water's Edge (Creative Events, Architecture and Planning, Exhibitions) Event as iCalendar
    01 November 2016 - 31 December 2016
    Compelling conceptual drawings and models from third year Architecture students on display at the New Zealand Maritime Museum.
  • Artweek 2016 (Creative Events, uoa-events, Architecture and Planning, Fine arts) Event as iCalendar
    12 October 2016 - 14 October 2016
    A series of pop-up art, talks and art collection tours led by students and staff from the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries.
  • Architecture Week 2016 (Architecture and Planning, uoa-events, Creative Events) Event as iCalendar
    24 September 2016 - 25 September 2016, 7am - 6pm
    The University of Auckland’s School of Architecture and Planning will showcase two student exhibitions - Urban Generators & The Best of Studio - in this year’s Architecture Week.
  • Auckland Mayoral Debate 2016 (Creative Events, Architecture and Planning) Event as iCalendar
    07 September 2016, 6:30 - 7:30pm
    Join us as mayoral candidates discuss the future of Auckland's urban design, housing density and growth, as part of our Fast Forward series.


  • About the School of Architecture and Planning

    A brief history of the School, and information about links with the professions, international exchanges, and facilities and resources.

  • Study options

    Information on our degree programmes and how to apply to study Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.

  • Architecture and Planning academic staff

    View profiles and contact details of the teaching staff at the School of Architecture and Planning.

  • Research

    Some examples of research being undertaken by staff and students at the School of Architecture and Planning.

  • Architects in Residence

    The International Architect in Residence programme gives students the opportunity to work alongside globally significant architects to achieve an in-depth understanding of their approach and underlying ideas.

  • School of Architecture and Planning centenary 2017

    Information on the School's centenary in 2017, including a call for papers for the associated symposium.

  • Take a tour of the School of Architecture and Planning

    Come in and experience the world-class studios and facilities at the School of Architecture and Planning.

  • Modos

    Experience the next generation of New Zealand's architects and planners in the annual MODOS exhibition, with over 50 exemplary extracts from our graduating Master of Architecture and Planning (Professional) students.

For further information contact:
The University of Auckland Student Information Centre
Phone: 0800 61 62 63

School of Architecture and Planning

Building 421
Level 6, 26 Symonds St, Auckland

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