Peter Wood


Teaching in 2018

Research interests

Architectural theory, visual literacy and architecture, New Zealand architecture, architectural education, architectural drawing, the house.


BArch (Hons) PhD, Auck

Stream supervisor

ARCI 591/592 - Architecture Research Thesis

Emergent Practices: The Shape of Future-Tecture

Research interests

  • architecture in Aotearoa, New Zealand
  • architectural pedagogy
  • visual literacy and architecture.

Current research projects

I am currently working on a number of essays on New Zealand architecture while furthering my professional development as an architectural educationalist.

Papers currently under preparation address questions of:

  • architectural simulation
  • sustainability and technology
  • educational role of the critique.

Selected publications

Chapter in Book

Wood, P M. (2010). What Is 'Creativity'? Creativity, Design and Education: Theories, Positions and Challenges. Ins by Williams, A., Ostwald, M J., & Askland, H H. (Eds). Australian Learning & Teaching Council. (pp. 155-56). Sydney, Australia.

Conference Papers

Wood, P M. (2010). Raupo Whare (C1860) and the Tale of the Missing Dog Box. Elegance and excesses: War, Gold and Borrowings: New Zealand Architecture in the 1860s, a one day symposium. Ins by McCarthy, C. (Eds). Centre for Building Performance Research, Faculty of School of Architecture and Design, Victoria University of Welllington. (pp. 66-73). Wellington, New Zealand.

Conference Presentations

Wood, P M. (2010). Whiteout: An Examination of the Material Culture of Remembrance Generated between New Zealand and Antarctica. Contained Memory Conference 2010. Massey University, New Zealand, Syrecuse University, United States of America, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 2010. Wellington, New Zealand.

Wood, P M. (2010). Big Canon Balls: Blowing up the 'Man Alone' Image One More Time. Writing Architecture: A Symposium on Innovations in the Textual and Visual Critique of Buildings. Queensland University, 2010. Brisbane, Queensland.

Wood, P M. (2010). as I See It: An Academic Writing on Architecture for a Public Audience. Writing the Future. Victoria University of Wellington: Tertiary Writing Network, 2010. Wellington, New Zealand.

Mustard, J., & Wood P M. (2010). There Is No 'I' in Image: Wittgenstein's Image Forming, and the Visual Room and the Boundaries of Language and Space. 33rd International Wittgenstein Symposium: Image and Imaging in Philosophy, and the Arts. Kirchberg am Wechsel: The Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, 2010.

Journal Contribution - Other

Wood, P M. (2010). Playing against Type. Home: New Zealand. Oct/Nov. (pp. 76-83).

Wood, P M. (2010). Kiwi Bank. Architecture New Zealand. 4. (pp. 34-41).

Wood, P M. (2010). The Amazing Place. Home: New Zealand. Sept. (pp. 124-25).

Full list of publications


Teaching in 2018