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.

Rishav standing in front of his thesis presentation.

Learn how the Master of Architecture (Professional) helped Rishav Sarmah develop his creative practice and discover what kind of architect he wanted to be.

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Mark Meyers stands in front of a wooden staircase

Bachelor of Architectural Studies student Mark Meyers completed his studies with a Summer Research Scholarship project about Pacific Wellbeing and Housing.

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Master of Architecture (Professional) student Jessica Long enjoys the collective culture of Architecture’s studio spaces.

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Jade working in studio

Master of Architecture (Professional) student Jade Boyle found that her love of various high school subjects suited the multifaceted nature of 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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Headshot of Trishna outdoors.

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

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

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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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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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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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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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Surita smiling and leaning on an architecture workshop table

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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Corban smiling

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

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Close up of Sahil smiling with architectural models in front of him on a table

A childhood obsession with Thomas the Tank Engine grew into a passion for public transport, the built environment and social justice.

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Close up of Nikki standing in front of flora at Albert Park

International student Nikki Rao is keen to use her combined Master of Urban Planning (Professional) and Urban Design to positively impact the way we live.

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