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Architecture and Construction Management

Build a career as an architect, interior designer, construction manager or quantity surveyor.

Graduates of our architectural studies programmes can look forward to excellent employment opportunities due to the ongoing Christchurch rebuild, and the wider need for new commercial and residential buildings nationally and worldwide.

Whether you choose to study architectural technology, interior design, construction management or quantity surveying, our team of design and architectural professionals will inspire, guide and support you to achieve your study goals. They’ll equip you with the technical capabilities required for industry, and show you how excellent visual, oral and written communication will help smooth a project’s way. They’ll also connect you with their industry contacts to enhance your abilities through real-world workplace experience.

Our Architectural Studies facilities are located at our City campus in Christchurch.

You'll enjoy specialist facilities, including computer labs and design studios. History and theory classes are delivered in lecture style, and you'll also participate in classroom-based participatory tutorials with your fellow students.

  • Computer laboratories
  • Interior design studios
  • Architectural design CAD suites
  • Innovative interior design software
  • Industry standard draughting tables
  • Publishing services and on-site printery
  • Model-making equipment and workshops

Along with valuable work experience and intern opportunities, our relationships with industry mean we can respond quickly to marketplace demands. This ensures you graduate with exactly the skills employers tell us they need. Ara graduates are popular with employers because they have a reputation for being highly skilled, industry-ready and keen to contribute their creative energy and ideas from day one.

If you think you may require modifications in order to undertake the practical components of a particular course of study, we encourage you to discuss these with us so we can give them careful consideration.

As it may take time to consider and implement any modifications, please contact disability@ara.ac.nz as early as possible prior to the course starting. We’ll also need to check that there’s no risk of harm to you or anyone else before making a final decision.

Throughout this process we’ll communicate with you in a clear and timely manner.

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