Elvon Young

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Senior Lecturer

Phone: +64 921 9999 #8347

Email: elvon.young@aut.ac.nz

Postal Address:
School of Art and Design
Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies
AUT University
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142
New Zealand


Master of Art & Design with First Class Honours (AUT University)
Bachelor of Architecture with Honours (The University of Auckland)
Bachelor of Architectural Studies (The University of Auckland)
Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and International Business (The University of Auckland)

Memberships and Affiliations:

AAA (Auckland Architecture Association) - Past President
Young + Richards - Director
EGG (Emerging Geometries Group) - Co Director
NZIA (New Zealand Institute of Architects) - Member
DINZ (Designers Institute of New Zealand) - Member

Research interests:

  • Digital & Parametric Design Methodologies
  • Generative Systems
  • Modular Design & Construction Technologies
  • Architecture
  • Interiors
  • Furniture & Products

Selected presentations and publications:


  • Contributor to 'Telecom Prospect 07' book, published by City Gallery, Wellington.
  • Contributor to 'Barcode' book, published by Balasoglou Books, Auckland.
  • Joint Editor 'Paper House' book, published by Auckland University of Technology, Auckland.
  • Various reviews and profiles in magazines such as : Urbis, Home, Architecture New Zealand, Interior Details

Group Exhibitions

Selected Awards:

  • AAA / Cavalier Bremworth Design Award - Winner
  • DINZ Best Award - Winner
  • Panasonic / AAA Urban Gaze Design Award - 3rd Prize
  • Young Designer of the Year, NKBA Awards
  • Master Builders Award - Local Awards
  • Bathroom of the Year, NKBA Awards
  • Virtual Bathroom of the Year, NKBA Awards
  • Symonds St. Ideas Competition - Grand Prize