The Wellington School of Architecture is involved in local and international cutting-edge design and research.

Academic staff and postgraduate students in the school engage in individual and group research projects that cover a wide range of topics in Architecture, Building Science, Interior Architecture, and Landscape Architecture.

Research clusters

Find out about the supervising staff, research streams, and study options available in our main research clusters.

Research news

Catch up with some of the groundbreaking work being done by researchers in the School of Architecture.

Staff and students

Postgraduate students in the Wellington School of Architecture play a vital role in developing high quality research outputs. Our staff supervise students across a wide variety of thesis topics. In many cases research findings are presented at national and international conferences. Many postgraduates have become industry leaders in their chosen field.

Our staff publish a wide variety of scholarly articles, books, case studies, chapters, edited collections, monographs, reports, and conference papers.

Further information on staff research interests and publications can be found on our staff profiles.

Meet some of our PhD students and learn about their research.

Research centres

The Wellington School of Architecture takes pride in being a leader in Architecture, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Building Science research within Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally. To support this research, the School has established two specialised research units:

The Centre of Building Performance Research (CBPR)

The Earthquake Hazard Centre (EHC)

Plant filled atrium at Te Aro campus

View our public lectures

The Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation regularly hosts public lectures on a variety of topics within architecture, design, and the built environment. Check them out on our YouTube playlist.

View our lectures