Architecture and Planning news


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

  • Experts address urban challenges
    06 March 2018
    As Auckland's population continues to grow and the city intensifies, a key challenge is how to create high-quality urban spaces, accessible to all. Experts will address these issues at the School of Architecture and Planning’s annual lecture series Fast Forward.
  • Architecture and Planning forms alliance in Guangzhou
    08 January 2018
    The School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Guangzhou Urban Planning Design Survey Research Institute in China, to facilitate research and study between the two organisations.
  • Architecture of Memory awarded prize
    21 December 2017
    Designs for a museum that invokes silence has won a 2017 Concrete Prize worth $4,000.
  • Student projects win top architecture awards
    08 December 2017
    University of Auckland postgraduate student Lucy Vete has won the 2017 New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) Central Innovation Student Design Award with a project the jury said was ‘imaginative, coherently realised, excellently presented, and compelling.’
  • Free happy texts at Late Night Art
    05 October 2017
    During ArtWeek, look out for a small wooden pyramid, housing an artist and his mobile phone.
  • Blues Awards recognise students’ exceptional achievements
    03 October 2017
    The Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries congratulates all our students who have been recognised in this year’s Blues Awards.
  • First heritage conservation degree conferred
    27 September 2017
    Being raised in Hong Kong, the world’s fourth most densely populated area influenced the future career path of University of Auckland student Sum Yee Ling.
  • Centenary, debate put focus on Architecture and Planning
    01 September 2017
    With only a few weeks left before the General Election, the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland is hosting a series of events to coincide with its centenary, that highlight the influence of the disciplines on our daily lives.
  • Local collaboration of art and science features at global festival
    31 August 2017
    A creative team from the University of Auckland will be heading off to Austria next month to take part in a world-leading digital art and technology festival.
  • Innovative projects featured at Fast Forward
    20 July 2017
    Award-winning architects, urban designers and planners will discuss their philosophies and innovative work at the upcoming Fast Forward Spring lecture series beginning next week at the University of Auckland.