Future environments & architecture research

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
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New AUT Professors
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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.
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New professors and associate professors
17 Nov, 2022
AUT is delighted to announce the promotion of 15 of its academics to the position of Professor and 30 to Associate Professor.
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Record ranking for AUT
12 Oct, 2022
AUT has claimed its highest-ever place among New Zealand universities in the latest global rankings.
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.

Current student projects

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

Current student projects

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AUT's academic supervisors are recognised world-class researchers who have the expert knowledge to guide you throughout your studies.

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If you’re interested in applying to a PhD or MPhil, email doctoral.and.mphil.admissions@aut.ac.nz first to assess your eligibility for the programme.