Student Profiles - Architecture
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Master of Architecture (Professional) student
Roger enjoyed subjects such as drawing, graphics and maths at high school, before coming to Victoria to study Architecture. “I was intrigued by the possibilities of architecture. At college I was fascinated by the Works of Gaudi and Calatrava,” he says.
Studying Architecture at Victoria has given Roger the opportunity to go on a 12-month overseas exchange to Ecole Spéciale d‘Architecture in Paris. “It would have to be one of the most rewarding experiences of my time at university,” he says.
During his studies at Victoria, Roger received the Team Architect Award in 2010. He was also the winner of the NZIA Graphisoft Design Award for his futuristic vision of the West Coast ghost town, Denniston.
Roger has enjoyed the “freedom of creative play and working in a studio environment”, while studying at Victoria. Roger’s plans for the future are to go on overseas experiences and to become a registered architect.
Second-year Architecture student
Megat studied in Dubai and Dunedin before coming to Wellington to begin his studies in Architecture.
He decided to study at Victoria University because of “its reputation”, he says.
When asked what he enjoyed most about studying Architecture, he replied “I enjoy the boundary of artistic, as well as the technical architecture that the School teaches. In addition to that, the amount of freedom that the lecturer gives you to experiment and expand on architectural ideas.”
“Wellington is a great little city, not too big, not too small— just perfect for a student. Everything is at walking distance and the lifestyle is calming. I would say the hot-spot is at the harbour, it’s a great place to relax by the water,” he says.
Upon finishing his degree, Megat intends to do “further study in America or Australia, then hopefully work for a respectable architecture firm and eventually open a firm of my own”.