Performance and technologies

Research that shifts spatial design technologies to new innovative paradigms and performance levels.

Refugee settlement viewed from above
Kutupolong (KTP) Rohinga camp in Bangladesh, Drone footage by R. Potangaroa

Enhancing building performance and simulation

Designing, understanding, and predicting how buildings function and researching and testing how to manipulate performance for maximum effectiveness.

Innovative construction materials and technologies

Investigating innovative techniques and methods of construction for architecture using advanced tools of design, robotic fabrication, and manufacturing.

Digital design and virtual and augmented space

Exploring the leading edge of digital spatial realms and methods, and virtual spaces, with a focus on computational and parametric design techniques.

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)