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


The School celebrated its centenary in September 2017. The Auckland School: 100 Years of Architecture and Planning was produced especially to mark the occasion. You can find out more about the book and how to purchase it on the Architecture and Planning Centenary webpage


Architecture and Planning news

  • Arresting images win photography award
    25 May 2017
    A diptych of ‘arresting’ images, taken in Austria by an architecture student from the University of Auckland has won the 2017 Simon Devitt Award for Photography.
  • 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.

Architecture and Planning events

  • Critical Edge for Doctoral Research 2017 (Creative Events, Architecture and Planning, Dance Studies, Fine Arts, Music) Event as iCalendar
    20 November 2017 - 22 November 2017, 9am - 5pm
    A series of 12 events for Creative Arts and Industries doctoral candidates and supervisors, running from March to November. NEXT EVENT: Spring into your Thesis
  • MODOS Architecture Design Thesis Show 2017 (Creative Events, Architecture and Planning) Event as iCalendar
    11 November 2017 - 12 November 2017, 10am - 4pm
    The School of Architecture and Planning open their doors to the public in an exclusive opportunity to view the impressive work of our graduating students.
  • Artweek Auckland (Creative Events, Fine Arts, Architecture and Planning) Event as iCalendar
    07 October 2017 - 15 October 2017
    Artweek Auckland is an annual, week-long festival celebrating the visual arts of Auckland.
  • Student Work: Then and Now (Creative Events, Architecture and Planning) Event as iCalendar
    09 September 2017 - 13 September 2017, 9am - 5pm
    2017 marks the Centenary of the University of Auckland’s School of Architecture and Planning. Join us at our free exhibitions celebrating 100 years of built environment education!


  • 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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