Meet a selection of PhD students in the School of Architecture and learn about their research.
Ackley looks at the indoor environment of classrooms and the influence this has on students’ learning performance and health.
Urban biodiversity in an era of climate change: towards an optimised landscape pattern in support of indigenous wildlife species in urban New Zealand
Autonomous Off-Site Construction: Structurally Optimised and Mass Customisable Building Components.
Using Bayesian inference on building performance data to assist early stage design.
Housing alternatives for an ageing population in New Zealand: a resource assessment.
Developing affordable circular economy solutions for the construction industry.
The Space of Discursive Urbanism: Exploring informal settlement upgrading through a “perceptual bridging” approach to participatory design gaming.
Design principles for outdoor wind environment in urban areas.
(Re)constructing the Informal City. Narratives of Progress in Santo Domingo Unplanned Settlements.
Investigating the role of urban 'in-between' spaces.
Spaces for improvement in childbirth recovery care: A case study of postnatal room designs in hospitals.
Integrated architectural strategies for the retrofit design of Auckland’s public library buildings.
Use of zero energy prefabricated Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) as a potential solution to the shortage of housing in New Zealand.
The role of transport in creating “the coolest little low-carbon capital”.
Participatory digital heritage making via gamification.
Sophie's research investigates the relationship between specific artistic encounters and commoning.
Generating urban codes, an algorithmic urban design platform for neighbourhoods in New Zealand.
The potential to use gamification to develop a digital platform for multi-user-oriented housing design.
Architects’ perception of the implementation of environmentally sustainable design.
The feasibility of implementing form-based code in parametric urban design of high-density cities.
Designing supported housing to improve the quality of life of older people in New Zealand.
The role of architects in increasing the use of reclaimed and recycled building materials in New Zealand