Architecture, Heritage Conservation and Urban Design students

Meet some of our current students and hear what they say about studying with New Zealand’s leading tertiary educator in the architecture/built environment field.

After graduating with First Class Honours, Francisco started his own architectural firm FNC Designs. Returning to study was a life changing decision, he says.

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Learn about Master of Architecture student Trishna Newson and her journey returning to study at the School of Architecture and Planning.

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Meyer Neeson is looking forward to applying what she learns through the Master of Urban Design programme to make a positive influence on people's daily lives.

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Master of Architecture (Professional) student Dorien Viliamu plans to use his degree to open his own architectural firm in the future.

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Daniel made the switch from Sydney to Auckland so he could combine his passion for heritage conservation with a professional qualification in architecture.

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Arielle sitting next to an architectural model

Arielle particularly enjoys the freedom of choosing areas of study related to her cultural interests, as a masters student.

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Master of Urban Design student Sam Foster is looking forward to developing a hands-on skill-set, while also working part-time as an urban planner.

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Bachelor of Architectural Studies student Ashley shares her first year experiences at university.

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Izzat came from Malaysia to study for a Bachelor of Architectural Studies. He is now working towards completing a Master of Architecture (Professional) degree.

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Charlie is studying his Master of Urban Design while working as a Resource Consent Planner for Auckland Council.

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Architecture is about working hard towards creative solutions, says Master of Architecture (Professional) student Lusitania Vete.

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Gabrielle has enjoyed using the faculty workshops to help create work in different media.

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Iman shares what her first year studying architecture at university was like.

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Corban enjoys that he can combine his creative side with his technical side in the Bachelor of Architectural Studies.

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Surita Manoa loves the tight-knit community and the balance between the creative and the technical in the Bachelor of Architectural Studies.

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Architecture is the ideal interface between reality and imagination, says Master of Architecture (Professional) student Isaac Sweetapple.

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The cliché’s true: you get out what you put in, says Dominic Wilson, now working towards his Master of Architecture (Professional).

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Architecture and urban design are the perfect complement, says Master of Architecture (Professional) and Urban Design student Matilda Phillips.

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