The Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation is a leading provider of innovative education in design and the built environment. Our central location in the heart of creative Wellington sees us placed to be a hub for the local creative industry, and we regularly host international and high profile conferences, exhibitions and events.

Explore our wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate study options below.

Architectural Studies

Be an innovator in the study, design and construction of buildings, urban spaces and parks, or residential and commercial interiors.

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Available subjects

  • Architecture
  • Architecture History and Theory
  • Interior Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Building Science

Study the science, technology and economics of buildings. Gain an understanding of architecture, construction, project management and sustainability and look at how people interact with the built environment.

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Available subjects

  • Project Management
  • Sustainable Engineering Systems


Aspire to be a leader in the vital and growing fields of design. Learn to see the nuances of good design and become a creative virtuoso—gaining the skills and knowledge you need to be a successful designer.

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Available subjects

  • Animation and Visual Effects
  • Communication Design
  • Design for Social Innovation
  • Design Technology
  • Environmental Design
  • Fashion Design Technology
  • Game Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Media Design
  • User Experience Design

Student Work Showcase

Showcase of an impressive range of talent by students across the different year levels from the Te Wāhanga Waihanga-Hoahoa—Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation.

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First step—Te kuhunga ki te ara poutama

If you're starting your first year studying Architecture or Design, we have heaps of helpful information to get you on your way.

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Browse current and past exhibitions that we've hosted at our Te Aro campus.

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