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Keep up to date with the latest news from the School of Architecture.

  • Urban design can’t come from the top down

    Professor Marc Aurel Schnabel and PhD candidate Shuva Chowdhury from Victoria University of Wellington's School of Architecture report on using virtual reality tools to involve communities in the design process.

  • What intelligent cities mean for our lives

    All aspects of intelligence, both artificial and human, are needed for appropriate and sustainable development of our buildings and the cities they contribute to, writes André Brown, Professor of Interdisciplinary Design and Head of the School of Architecture at Victoria University of Wellington.

  • ‘New solutions’ to housing crisis

    CoHousing. It’s not about cults, although the real estate agent one Wellington group bought their property through seemed to think it was. And, despite the suspicion of a Whanganui group’s neighbours, it’s not about communes. Think of a CoHousing development as being more like a “high-functioning neighbourhood”.

  • PHINZ logo on building wall

    Opening doors to better buildings

    Early next month Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Architecture will be co-hosting the fifth annual South Pacific Passive Housing Conference, in partnership with the Passive Housing Institute of New Zealand (PHINZ)