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Victoria University of Wellington

School of Architecture

Victoria University Wellington

Victoria’s School of Architecture has an internationally recognised reputation as a leading tertiary provider in the built environment.

We have recently restructured our programmes to align with international standards. Students now complete a three year undergraduate degree followed by a two year Master’s qualification. On completion graduates can enter the industry as professional designers or as a practitioner in a range of careers.

Our programmes span a range of disciplines at the core of the built environment, from architecture, building science, landscape architecture and interior architecture to architecture history and theory. Our commitment to teaching and learning is underpinned by our ongoing research in these areas.

We have world class facilities on campus and students have access to our excellent resources and the latest technology for undergraduate study and postgraduate research.



PhD student Faeze Yavari, Senior Lecturer Morten Gjerde, Emeritus Professor George Baird, Associate Professor Michael Donn, Senior Lecturer Guy Marriage and Masters student Elzine Brasch.

Success at the Architectural Science Association 2016 conference

Two Victoria University School of Architecture students were recognised at the Architectural Science Association 2016 conference held in Adelaide in December.

Chichu Art Museum, Japan. Designed by Tadao Ando and virtually reimagined by Eliot Blenkarne.

Concrete meets virtual reality concrete meets virtual reality

Architecture student Eliot Blenkarne has been awarded the New Zealand Concrete Society Prize for his use of virtual reality to explore concrete buildings.

Coming down from the urban level to Waitangi stream. The dramatic drop between the layers adds to the contrasts between urban and ecological wilderness.

Victoria University students restore Wellington landmark for an urban future

Restoring the Basin Reserve to a wetland and Adelaide Road to a stream feeding it, is part of a project by Victoria University of Wellington students which is a finalist in the international competition, Urban SOS.