Architecture and Planning news


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

  • University staff take home architecture awards
    12 June 2018
    An inner city Christchurch school, designed by Andrew Barrie Lab and Tezuka Architects has won three awards at the 2018 Canterbury Architecture Awards.
  • Lighting up the Viaduct Harbour
    11 May 2018
    Postgraduate student James Russell’s immersive, atmospheric lighting installation Light Field is on display this weekend at Bright Nights in the Viaduct Harbour.
  • Making architecture a more touching experience
    11 May 2018
    Anthony Brand would like our architectural encounters to be more meaningful. The thirty-three year-old believes that if we prioritised how buildings made us feel instead of how they look, we could create more touching architectural experiences.
  • In memoriam - Distinguished Alumnus David Mitchell (1941-2018)
    27 April 2018
    The University pays its respects to Distinguished Alumnus David Mitchell, who died on 26 April 2018 aged 77.
  • Illustrious career surveying the lay of the land
    08 March 2018
    If you’ve spent time enjoying any of the country’s picturesque regional or national parks over summer then Bill Robertson will be delighted.
  • 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.