Research in future environments

Research at AUT’s School of Future Environment spans across architecture, the built environment and creative technologies.

Our current research clusters cover future systems thinking, regenerative design, future materials, advanced construction, future communities, industrial and work futures, and future learning environments.

Wearable technologies
New seismic damage avoidant bracing system with self-centring capacity to bring resiliency against earthquakes
System design for a proof of concept in engaging additive manufacturing in advanced construction
New AUT Professors
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New AUT Professors
New Professors and Associate Professors
01 Nov, 2021
Eight AUT academics have been promoted to the position of Professor, and a further 22 have been appointed as Associate Professors.
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AUT climbs up the global rankings
02 Sep, 2021
AUT continues to climb up the global university rankings joining the University of Otago in second place in NZ and the top 250 universities in the world.
Universities must embrace partnerships
23 Jul, 2021
Professor Guy Littlefair talks to HEDx podcast to reflect on tertiary education and the challenges and opportunities facing the sector.
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Future Environments 2020 Awards
17 Dec, 2020
The success and achievement of our amazing students was recognised by the School of Future Environments at their annual awards ceremony.
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Design and Creative Tech PG Awards
07 Oct, 2020
The 2020 Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies Postgraduate Awards recognise the top honours, master’s and doctoral students who graduated in 2020.

Current student projects

Find out about student projects in architecture, the built environment and creative technologies.

Current student projects

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