Dr Sarosh Mulla

B.A.S. B.Arch (Hons)


Sarosh has a passion for unusual projects that require innovative solutions. His projects with the design collective OH.NO.SUMO, his doctoral research, his work in design studio PAC and his teaching all have focused on creating immersive architectural experiences that improve that improve the quality of life for occupants. 

Research | Current

My research focuses on:

The expanded field of the architect

Alternative architectural procurement models

Collective/community design and build research

The relationship of landscape and architecture for tourism

Architectural model making and design technology

Teaching | Current

Architectural Design Technology

Design Studio

Architectural Media

Postgraduate supervision

M. Arch (Prof) Thesis Supervision


2015 - Urbis Magazine Best Public Space Award - Longbush Ecosanctuary Welcome Shelter

2014 - Finalist Emerging Practitioner Award

2013 - AMP National Scholarship

2012 - NZIA National Awards - St. Thomas’ Chapel

2012 - Supreme Interior Award - St. Thomas’ Chapel

2012 - Civic and Cultural Interior Awards - St. Thomas’ Chapel

2012 - Designers Institute of New Zealand Gold Best Design Award Winner

2012 - Designers Institute of New Zealand Bronze Best Design Award Winner

2012 - University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship

2011 - TOP 24 Archiprix MIT, World’s Best graduating Projects

2011 - NZIA Local Award, Heritage Category –St. Thomas’ Chapel

2011 - OISTAT Worldwide Theatre Architecture Competition - Third Prize Winner

2010 - Designers Institute of New Zealand Gold Best Design Award Winner

2010 - Designers Institute of New Zealand Silver Best Design Award Winner

2010 - Finalist in Archiprix MIT 2011 –World’s Best Graduating Projects

2010 - Best Collective - Urbis Magazine BestDesigners

2009 - AAA Cavalier Bremworth Design Award Winner

2008 - NZIA Graphisoft Student Design Award Winner 

2008 - University of Auckland Senior Prize for Bachelor of Architecture

2007 - University of Auckland Senior Prize for Architectural Studies


Areas of expertise

Architectural Design

Design Research

Construction and Design Technology

Collective and community build projects

Architectural Scenography

Installation Architecture

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Member of the New Zealand Insititute of Architects

Member of the Design Research Society

Member of Design Collective OH.NO.SUMO


Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Paterson, A., & Mulla, S. PenumbralProject 040: Corner Window Gallery. Corner Window Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand. 1/12/2017 - 11/1/2018
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Aaron Paterson
  • Mulla, S. S. (2017). Perception & projection: Augmenting the relationship between architecture & landscape in New Zealand tourism The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/31654
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Andrew Barrie
  • Mulla, S. Sarosh Mulla: The Ideal Home at the 5th Auckland Triennial [Lab project] Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand. 21/5/2016 Related URL.
  • Mulla, S. S., & Paterson, A. S. (2016). GIB stand at DesignEx. New Zealand Winstone Wallboards Ltd. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/33209
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Aaron Paterson
  • Mulla, S. S. (2016). Architecture of newsrooms: the digital world, space and the management of news. In E. Johnson, G. Tiso, B. W. Bennett (Eds.) Don't dream it's over: reimagining journalism in Aotearoa New Zealand = He wawata mutunga kore: hei whakarauora te reo pūrongo ki Aotearoa. Christchurch, New Zealand: Freerange Press. Related URL.
  • Mulla, S. S. (2015). Longbush Ecosanctuary Welcome Shelter. New Zealand Longbush Ecosanctuary Related URL.
  • Mulla, S. S., & Salmond Reed Architects (2012). St. Thomas' Chapel in St Matthew-in-the-City Church. New Zealand Related URL.
  • Loo, P., Mulla, S., Pearce, J., & O’Shaughnessy K (2012). Stairway Cinema. New Zealand St Paul St Gallery Related URL.

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 4, Room 404
New Zealand