Be part of designing our physical world, and make a fundamental difference to the community. Our school offers a range of programmes that will teach you about all aspects of the built environment.

You’ll be able to use the world class facilities and exhibition spaces on our campus, located in the artistic Cuba Street area of central Wellington. The extensive research and experience of our expert staff mean you’ll receive a first class education.

Capital thinking

We offer Capital thinking courses that provide the opportunity to give back to our city. Students engage with leaders of the community to solve real world problems.

Architectural Studies

Be an innovator in the study, design and construction of buildings, urban spaces and parks, or residential and commercial interiors.

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Available subjects

  • Architecture
  • Architecture History and Theory
  • Interior Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture

Building Science

Study the science, technology and economics of buildings. Gain an understanding of architecture, construction, project management and sustainability and look at how people interact with the built environment.

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Available subjects

  • Project Management
  • Sustainable Engineering Systems

Master of Architectural Science

Extend your expertise with the Master of Architectural Science, focusing on managing the development and ongoing performance of the built environment.

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