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Cabin of Curiosity (infill house, Antico Street, Newtown, Wellington), for ARCI 212 Design studio, by Jesse Ewart

EOYE 2022 - This year’s exhibition

End of Year exhibition showcases the incredible creative work from the future designers and architects of Aotearoa New Zealand.

2024‘s Exhibitions
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Cabin of Curiosity (infill house, Antico Street, Newtown, Wellington), for ARCI 212 Design studio, by Jesse Ewart

2022 student award winners

Each year several excellence and industry awards are given to the top students at Wellington School of Architecture and School of Design Innovation. Our students' work and excellence is recognised well in the industry in Aotearoa.

Render of an architectural building indoors with people in it.
Digital Render Image of Te Whare Koiora by Lauren Hayes for ARCI412.

Te Kura Waihanga—Wellington School of Architecture

Architecture is much more than just designing buildings. It is about understanding what the building is for, who is going to use it, how it will be made, and how it will fit in with its surroundings. The Wellington School of Architecture—Te Kura Waihanga offers a range of programmes that teach students about all aspects of the built environment.

Studying at the Wellington School of Architecture means you’ll work in world-class design studios using state-of-the-art tools and software alongside global experts in the design and construction of buildings and spaces.

Areas of study

Wellington School of architecture

  • Architecture
  • Building Science
  • History and Theory of Architecture
  • Interior Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Māori Design and Environments specialisation
  • Urban and Regional Planning*

* Subject to regulatory approval

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Te Kura Hoahoa—School of Design Innovation

At Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, Design is about innovation. While developing the skills and knowledge that industry currently demands, the student's are also pushing the limits and forging the future of design practice.

Students work in studios that encourage curiosity, experimentation, and good professional practice. Our teachers show students how to take an approach to design that encourages creative and thoughtful design solutions. Students use state-of-the-art computer labs and studios, and have access to 3D printers, laser cutters, and high-end digital robotic equipment.

Computer generated visualization of New Zealand bird song in blue and yellow lines grouped together into a soft looking form
Visualisation of New Zealand bird song by William Shaw for DSDN 590

Areas of study

School of Design Innovation

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