Architecture and Planning news


The latest news and highlights from our architecture, urban planning and urban design students and staff. 

  • Of urban planning students and feijoas
    16 June 2017
    Recently Masters of Urban Planning students from the University of Auckland helped celebrate all things small, green and feijoa, while also learning about community engagement and urban edibles.
  • ‘Utopian’ urban vision wins national prize
    01 June 2017
    A ‘utopian’ vision for the future of New Zealand cities has seen an Engineering student team up with likeminded people from diverse disciplines to take out a national competition.
  • Essential book about sustainability and resilience launched
    26 May 2017
    A book that offers new perspectives on urban sustainability and resilience has been launched at the University of Auckland.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.