Meet a selection of PhD students in the Wellington 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.
Autonomous Off-Site Construction: Structurally Optimised and Mass Customisable Building Components.
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. Urban narratives from Santo Domingo Slums.
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.
Sophie's research investigates the relationship between specific artistic encounters and commoning.
Architects’ perception of the implementation of environmentally sustainable design.
The role of architects in increasing the use of reclaimed and recycled building materials in New Zealand
Making indoor ‘comfort’ a selling point in the housing market.
Renovation of Historic Buildings in New Zealand: Towards a holistic method for reducing environmental impact
A cross-disciplinary design tool for finding inspiration in nature: biomimetic energy efficient building design
David’s research produces Smart Heritage Principles that converge smart technologies with heritage within local government strategic documents and operations.