about-architecture

About us

Find out about the School of Architecture.

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.

The School is proud to own and maintain the Collected Archives, a collection of archives and manuscripts related to architecture at Victoria University. This unique resource is available for researchers and a valuable record of New Zealand history.

Two research centres are supported by the School – the Earthquake Hazard Centre and the Centre of Building Performance Research. Each centre attracts significant industry interest and acts as a central point for staff research collaborations and research outputs.

We host regular events on campus, including exhibitions, public lectures, seminars and conferences, to feature our research and student work. Students and members of the public are welcome to attend.