Architecture and Planning news


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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Auckland's apartments need shared living
    26 January 2017
    Having well-designed, outdoor shared spaces in apartment complexes prevents social issues and improves quality of life, so how is Auckland doing?