Student profiles

View student profiles from the Wellington School of Architecture and find out what the school is like from the people studying there.

Hamish Beattie in library.

Hamish Beattie

Hamish’s doctoral thesis explored how games can be used to work alongside those living in slums to empower them to contribute to slum upgrading processes.

Charlotte Hughes-Hallett

Charlotte Hughes-Hallett

Master of Interior Architecture Graduate, Charlotte Hughes-Hallet’s thesis, ‘Our Third Skin’, was a critique on the architectural surface.

Celia Hall

Celia Hall

Celia Hall has carried out a research project exploring possible designs for the construction of a learning garden.

Xi Shao sat at desk looking at computer.

Xi Shao

Find out why Xi thinks Wellington is the perfect place to study architecture.

Claudia van Velthooven holding a 3D printed object in front of two computer screens.

Claudi van Velthooven

For Claudi, studying architecture allows her to express her artistic side.

Alanah McCormick holding architecture models in front of her computer screen.

Alanah McCormick

Alanah enjoys the flexibility of her courses, which means she can bring her personal interests and experiences into her studies.

Imagery of a landscape architecture project by Billy Pearce: a concrete and wood building embedded in a hill, with people walking, and mountains in the background.

Billy Pearce

A broad first year of study allowed Billy to explore different avenues and discover his passion for landscape architecture.

Ellie Fairgray Landscape Architecture coursework: in the foreground, a child running on a bridge. In the background, a river, people walking, tents, a hut, and pukekos.

Elle Fairgray

Ellie is taking up a number of different opportunities at Victoria University of Wellington, including the chance to be part of an international field study.

Beth Noble, Building Science Master's student, working at her computer.

Beth Noble

Meet Beth, a student with a passionate for building accessibility and creating comfortable spaces.

Jeff Bartlett, architecture Awhina student, at his desk.

Jeff Bartlett

For Jeff, studying architecture at Victoria University of Wellington has taught him to see the world in a completely different way.

William Chrisp in Cobblestone Park, Te Aro

Will Chrisp

New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architecture (NZILA) Scholarship winner Will hopes his research will make a real difference to how we enjoy our night skies.

Josh Horne in front of the bucket fountain on Cuba Street

Josh Horne

Interior architecture explores the essence of designed spaces, from tiny details to the way we use these areas, making it the perfect degree choice for Josh.

Masi Shiran Master of Architecture graduate

Masi Shiran

The chance to develop her research alongside like-minded aspirational people, both students and staff, has put Masi on the path to a PhD.

Tessa Lynch in front of brick wall

Tessa Lynch

Master of Architecture (Professional) Graduate Tessa's research explored ways to use wellbeing as a central focus in the design of built environments.

Jeremy Morris Master of Landscape Architecture student

Jeremy Morris

Jeremy Morris had always wanted to be an architect, but it wasn’t until he began undergraduate studies that he discovered a passion for landscape architecture.

Georgia Alexander Master of Architectural Science graduate

Georgia Alexander

Georgia Alexander’s Master’s research explored the potential energy savings of occupancy sensors in spaces that are intermittently used.

Mariana Restrepo Sierra in front of graffiti

Mariana Restrepo Sierra

A love of the Sims computer game from an early age led to Mariana Restrepo Sierra’s passion for interiors and architecture.

Taylor Greer Master of Interior Architecture student

Taylor Greer

Taylor’s Master’s research investigates the use of Deconstructivism as an instrumental and operational method to explore the design capabilities of an interior.

Sarah Buet Bachelor of Building Science student sitting at desk in front of iMac

Sarah Buet

Discovering the analytical side of architecture led Sarah to studying building science, and she's never looked back.

Jackson Prattley-Jones Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural Science graduate

Jackson Prattley-Jones

A love of nature and desire to ensure buildings are built sustainably led Jackson to the Building Science programme.

David Batchelor smiling to the camera and leaning to a lamp post

David Batchelor

After completing history and public management qualifications, David Batchelor enrolled in a Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture.

Closeup of Emily Newmarch

Emily Newmarch

The University has been the foundation for all of Emily's collaborations and the ability to explore the opportunities of advancing her skillset through a PhD.