Monday, August 24, 2009

#810 ... School House

Victoria University's School of Architecture, in Vivian Street ... across the road from a couple of "strip clubs" !!! is housed in the Wellington city centre in a building which has itself won a national architectural award - a former freight depot (for the former iteration of Air New Zealand)that has been refurbished and opened up, with a large slice taken out of its centre, to fill the building with the clear New Zealand sunlight.

At Victoria students can also undertake a three year Bachelor of Building Science, or a four year Bachelor of Design taught in conjunction with the Wellington Polytechnic. Areas of research expertise include energy and environmental design of buildings; building performance and evaluation; building economics, management and regulations; interior architecture and design; and culture, history and theory in architecture. Much of the School's current sponsored research is carried out through its Centre for Building Performance Research, and the School benefits from its situation in the national capital through the ability to liaise with the head offices and research centres of many major institutions.

Victoria University School of Architecture facilities.

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