Credit: Stacey Leong—Bachelor of Design Innovation in Communication Design
Farmer's Market (COMD390): colourful illustrated tote bags to increase interest and attendance at the local farmers market

The Wellington 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

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

Design

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
  • Fashion Design Technology
  • Industrial Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Media Design
  • User Experience Design
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  • Bruno Marquez in Cobblestone Park, Te Aro

    Lecture series goes global

    To say 2020 was a challenging year, full of unexpected ups and downs, is an understatement. COVID-19 and lockdowns forced us to adapt to new ways of working and pushed many of us to quickly up-skill in technology to make remote connection and collaboration easier.

  • Still from film about Derek Kawiti 3D printing a waka

    Watch: Derek Kawiti 3D prints a full-size Hawaiian wa'a

    Derek Kawiti, Senior Lecturer at the Wellington School of Architecture, has 3D printed a full-size replica of a 230-year-old Hawaiian wa'a (outrigger canoe). Working from 3D scans provided by the Smithsonian, where the original wa'a (the oldest Hawaiian wa'a in the world) lives. Derek's groundbreaking project aims to explore what 3D-printing could mean for the future of waka carving.

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Upcoming events

  • Mihi Whakatau

    On Thursday 25 February, 12:30-1:30pm, in the Atrium at 139 Vivian Street, the Dean and…