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

  • Innovative wooden projects recognised with awards
    20 March 2017
    Congratulations to our talented staff, students and recent graduates from the School of Architecture & Planning who scooped up an unprecedented ten prizes at the 2017 NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards, including the prestigious Supreme Award.
  • Lecture series focuses on medium density housing
    07 March 2017
    Experts in the fields of architecture, planning and urban design will debate what makes good medium density housing at the upcoming Fast Forward lecture and discussion series starting at the University of Auckland next week.
  • Student awarded internship with MX3D
    24 February 2017
    Using robots to build a bridge over a canal in Europe might sound like a scene from a science fiction story, but it will soon be reality for one young architectural graduate from the School of Architecture and Planning.
  • University artists feature in headland Sculpture on the Gulf
    08 February 2017
    If you’re heading over to Waiheke Island and planning on walking this year’s sculpture trail, remember to look out for the artworks created by University of Auckland staff.

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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