Study architecture and built environment

Study AUT’s architecture and built environment programmes and learn to design built environments that recognise indigenous values and address Auckland's rapid population growth, as well as global issues like housing affordability, global warming and homelessness.

AUT's School of Future Environments - the home of our architecture and built environment programmes - is a new associate member of the US-based Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and Association of Australasian Schools of Architecture (AASA).

Research in architecture and the built environment

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across architecture and the built environment.

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Our facilities

You’ll get plenty of chances to research and develop designs and techniques in our state-of-the-art labs network. Each of our labs has specialist technologies – and experts to help you use them.


Partner with us

AUT’s School of Future Environments is committed to innovative teaching, learning and research in built environment engineering, architecture and creative technologies. We’re ideally placed to address both local and global issues – from Auckland’s housing crisis to the impacts of climate change on our ways of life.


Damon Salesa at AUT's Matariki awards
Black and White Building
Building HBD
Auckland City, New Zealand
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Damon Salesa at AUT's Matariki awards
AUT announces Matariki Award winners
05 Jul, 2024
AUT announces the winners of Ngā Whakamānawa o Matariki, AUT's Matariki Awards, recognising staff excellence across academic and professional disciplines.
Black and White Building
Lean Construction conference at AUT
17 Jun, 2024
New Zealand’s first ever conference of The International Group for Lean Construction takes place at Auckland University of Technology from 1 to 6 July.
Building HBD
Building better housing for biodiversity
22 May, 2024
Attempts to solve NZ’s housing crisis by increasing residential density can drive natural habitat and biodiversity loss – but it doesn’t have to.
Film documents AUT research
16 May, 2024
Wellbeing-Centred Cities shows how Aotearoa’s urban centres are acting to meet current complex crises in climate, biodiversity and human wellbeing.
Auckland City, New Zealand
Repurposing New Zealand CBDs
07 May, 2024
Jose Antonio Lara-Hernandez examines how NZ central business districts can forge a future where our cities are sustainable, vibrant and culturally rich.

Contact details

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Phone 0800 AUT AUT (0800 288 288)

Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies
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Yu Zhou
Allan Hakizimana
Audry Yu
Sabrina Naseem
Benedict (Ben) Drayton