2019 News

Read past news stories from the Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation's 2019 news archive.

  • Design alumnus builds great career

    A love of technology, games, and being creative led Master of Design Innovation graduate Regan Petrie to study design at Victoria University of Wellington and has now helped him land his dream role at LEGO.

  • Black and white photo of Master of Architecture alumnus Thomas Seear-Budd.

    Alumni stories: Building connection and collaboration

    Although new to the waterfront, the XXCQ (or Deloitte) building has already become a distinctive part of the Wellington skyline, its reflective surface visible for miles. Architecture graduate Thomas Seear-Budd was a key part of this project, working on the building from 2014 until its completion earlier this year—just the start of an exciting architectural career for this Victoria University of Wellington alumnus.

  • A profile image of Yukiko Kuboshima.

    Designing for quality of life for the elderly

    Throughout her PhD, Architecture student Yukiko Kuboshima has completed extensive research into housing design for the elderly. So far, her research shows a severe lack of suitable housing for New Zealand’s ageing population.

  • Techweek 2019: Converging realities and AI debates

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) experts from academia and industry will describe the challenges and potential of AI in a series of free public debates organised by Victoria University of Wellington this month.

  • What intelligent cities mean for our lives

    All aspects of intelligence, both artificial and human, are needed for appropriate and sustainable development of our buildings and the cities they contribute to, writes André Brown, Professor of Interdisciplinary Design and Head of the School of Architecture at Victoria University of Wellington.

  • Intelligent & Informed

    Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Architecture and Design is hosting Intelligent & Informed: the 24th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA) from 12 April—18 April 2019.