Dr Sarosh Mulla

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

Biography

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

Optics and architectural space

Teaching | Current

Architectural Design Technology

Design Studio

Architectural Media

Postgraduate supervision

M. Arch (Prof) Thesis Supervision

Distinctions/Honours

2020 Wanaka Crib
  HOME Magazine - Home of the Year Best Colour and Detail Award
2020 Split House
  NZIA Auckland Branch Awards Finalist (judging pending)
2020 Point Wells Cricket Club
  NZIA Auckland Branch Awards Finalist (judging pending)
2020 Longbush Ecosanctuary Welcome Shelter
  NZIA Gisborne Branch Award Finalist (judging pending)
2019 Rainbow Machine
  Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Award - Purple Award for Overall Spatial Category
2019 Rainbow Machine
  Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Award - Gold Award in the Exhibition, Colour, Light categories
2019 Point Wells Gables
  Habitus House Of The Year - Selected as one of 25 innovative residential designs from all over the Indo-Pacific
2019 Yolk House
  Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Award - Gold Award in the Colour Spatial Category
2019 Yolk House
  Dulux Colour Awards - Finalist in the International Residential Interior Category
2019 Intra North Harbour - Healthcare
  Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Award - Bronze Award for the Healthcare Category
2019 Intra North Harbour - Healthcare
  Interior Awards – Finalist in the Retail Category
2018 Akaroa House
  NZIA National Architecture Award – Shortlisted for Akaroa House
2018 Akaroa House
  NZIA Canterbury Architecture Award – Housing category for Akaroa House
2018 Akaroa House
  NZIA Resene Colour Award – for Akaroa House
2018 Akaroa House
  Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Award - Silver Award in the Residential Category
2018 Space Invader
  NZIA Auckland Architecture Award – Housing category for Space Invader
2018 The Wine Cave
  Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Award - Silver Award in the Retail Environments Category
2018 The Wine Cave
  Interior Awards - Finalist in the Retail Category
2018 Penumbral Reflections
  Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Award - Silver Award in the Exhibition & Temporary Structures Category
2018 Penumbral Reflections
  Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Award - Silver Award in the Exhibition & Temporary Structures Category
2017 Point Wells Gables
  NZIA National Architecture Award - Shortlisted for Point Wells Gables
2017 Point Wells Gables
  NZIA Auckland Architectur Award - Housing category for Point Wells Gables
2017 Point Wells Gables
  New Zealand Wood Resene Timber Design Awards - Winner Residential Architectural Excellence
2017 Point Wells Gables
  New Zealand Wood Resene Timber Design Awards - Highly Commended for the Resene Overall Supreme Award
2017 Point Wells Gables
  New Zealand Wood Resene Timber Design Awards - Highly Commended for the Interior Innovation Award
2017 Point Wells Gables
  New Zealand Wood Resene Timber Design Awards - Highly Commended for the Interior Innovation Award
2017 Point Wells Gables
  Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Award - Bronze Award in the Residential Category
2017 Point Wells Gables
  HOME Magazine Home of the Year Award - Shortlisted
2017 Matakana House
  NZIA National Architecture Award – Shortlisted for Matakana House
2017 Matakana House
  NZIA Auckland Architecture Award – Housing category for Matakana House
2017 Matakana House
  HOME Magazine Home of the Year Award – Finalist for Matakana House
2017 Matakana House
  Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Award - Silver Award in the Residential Category
2017 GIB DesignEx Pavilion
  Interior Award - Finalist in the Installation Category
2017 Penumbral Reflections
  Auckland Architecture Association (AAA) Visionary Architecture Awards – Winner Work in Progress
2016 Livingstone
  Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Award – Silver Award in the Residential
2016 Emerging Designer: Sarosh Mulla
  Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design - Gold Pin awarded to Sarosh Mulla as winner of Emerging Designer Category
2016 Longbush Ecosanctuary Welcome Shelter
  Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards - Gold Pin awarded for Longbush Ecosanctuary Welcome Shelter, in Spatial (Public and Institutional) Category
2016 Longbush Ecosanctuary Welcome Shelter
  Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards - Bronze Award in the Public Good Category
2015 Longbush Ecosanctuary Welcome Shelter
  Urbis Magazine Best New Zealand Public Space - Awarded to Longbush Welcome Shelter
2013 Longbush Ecosanctuary Welcome Shelter
  AMP National Scholarship Award - Awarded to Sarosh Mulla for his work on the Longbush Ecosanctuary Welcome Shelter
2013 Lake Hawea Courtyard House
  NZIA New Zealand Architecture Medal – Shortlisted for Lake Hawea Courtyard House
2013 Lake Hawea Courtyard House
  NZIA New Zealand Architecture Award – Housing Category for Lake Hawea Courtyard House
2013 Giraffe House
  NZIA Auckland Architecture Award – Public category for Giraffe House
2013 Giraffe House
  World Architecture Festival (WAF), Singapore – Completed Buildings: Display category finalist for Auckland Zoo Giraffe House
2013 S House
  NZIA New Zealand Architecture Award – Housing category for S House
2013 S House
  NZIA New Zealand Architecture Award – Housing category for S House
2013 Eighthirty Cafe
  Interior Awards – Winner Craftsmanship and Finalist in Retail
2013 Eighthirty Cafe
  Eat-Drink-Design Awards (Australia) - Shortlisted in Hospitality Category for Eighthirty Cafe
2012 Lake Hawea Courtyard House
  HOME Magazine Home of the Year Award – Finalist for Lake Hawea Courtyard House
2012 Lake Hawea Courtyard House
  NZIA Southern Architecture Awards – for Lake Hawea Courtyard House
2012 S House
  NZIA Auckland Architecture Awards – for S House
2012 St. Thomas' Chapel
  National Award, Small Architecture Category, New Zealand Institute of Architects - National Award, Small Architecture Category for St. Thomas' Chapel
2012 St. Thomas' Chapel
  Designers Institute of New Zealand - Gold Best Design Award awarded for St. Thomas' Chapel
2012 Stairway Cinema
  Designers Institute of New Zealand - Bronze Best Design Award awarded for OH.NO.SUMO's Stairway Cinema
2012 Stairway Cinema
  Designers Institute of New Zealand - Bronze Best Design Award awarded for OH.NO.SUMO's Stairway Cinema
2012 St. Thomas' Chapel
  NZIA Auckland Architecture Award - Heritage Category for St. Thomas' Chapel from the NZIA's Auckland Branch
2010 Paper Sky
  Designers Institute of New Zealand - Silver Best Design Award awarded for OH.NO.SUMO's Paper Sky
2010 Cupcake Pavilion
  Designers Institute of New Zealand - Gold Best Design Award awarded for OH.NO.SUMO's Cupcake Pavilion

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

 

Responsibilities

PhD with Creative Practice Component Coordinator

MArch(Prof) Thesis Charrette Coordinator

School Postgraduate Committee: PhD with Creative Practice Component 

Areas of expertise

Architectural Design

Design Research

Construction and Design Technology

Collective and community build projects

Architectural Scenography

Installation Architecture

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Director of award winning architectural practice Pac Studio

Member of the New Zealand Institute of Architects

Member of the Design Research Society

Member of Design Collective OH.NO.SUMO

 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Mulla, S. S., & Paterson, A. (Eds.) (2018). Penumbral Reflections. Auckland, New Zealand: Objectspace. Pages: 97. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/46625
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Aaron Paterson
  • Mulla, S. S., & Paterson, A. Penumbral ReflectionsObjectspace Main Gallery, Rose Road, Ponsonby, Auckland. 11/5/2018 - 24/6/2018 Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Aaron Paterson
  • Paterson, A., & Mulla, S. PenumbralProject 040: Corner Window Gallery. Corner Window Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand. 1/12/2017 - 11/1/2018
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/39314
    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.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Andrew Barrie
  • Mulla, S., & Paterson, A. (2016). Moa periscope [Freyburg Square construction activation : Civic placemaking intervention]. New Zealand Auckland Design Office, Auckland Council
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/39660
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Aaron Paterson
  • 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., Tjahjana, L., & Paterson, A. (2016). GIB stand at DesignEx. New Zealand Winstone Wallboards Ltd.
    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.

Contact details

Primary office location

ARCHITECTURE - WEST - Bldg 421W
Level 4, Room 404
26 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand