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How to become an architect in new zealand

CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE

ARCHITECTS

AND LANDSCAPE

ARCHITECTS

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INCOME

FEES

JOB PROSPECTS

With the Canterbury rebuild continuing, and the growth in Auckland, the

construction industry will continue to require architects and landscape

architects. Increasing building activity in other New Zealand regions,

also contribute to improved job prospects over the next few years for

both professions.

JOB PROSPECTS

At a glance

Ɣ How to become an architect or

landscape architect

Architects design buildings and oversee and provide advice

on their construction. They may also advise on urban design

projects.

The StudyLink website provides general budget advice for

students, and the Sorted website provides help with detailed

budget planning.

→ Tenancy Services: www.tenancy.govt.nz/rent-bond-and-bills

→ StudyLink: www.studylink.govt.nz

→ Sorted: www.sorted.org.nz/calculators/money-planner

Landscape architects design and oversee the construction of

outdoor spaces such as parks, gardens, urban plazas, coastal

and waterfront areas. They also manage, conserve and restore

natural or heritage landscapes and public open spaces.

Where to study

Both architecture and landscape architecture have three accred-

ited programmes offered in New Zealand.

Qualifications needed

Architecture programmes:

Secondary school subjects that can give a good background

to studying architecture and landscape architecture include:

physics, mathematics, art, design, graphics, computer studies,

environmental studies, history, biology, geography, communica-

tions, and technology.

University of Auckland:

→ www.creative.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/home/about/our-faculty/

schools-programmes-and-centres/architecture-and-planning

Victoria University of Wellington:

→ www.victoria.ac.nz/architecture

Architects and landscape architects must complete a degree

programme. To become a registered architect, students must

complete:

Unitec, Auckland:

→ www.unitec.ac.nz/career-and-study-options/architecture-and-

architectural-technology

• Bachelor of Architectural Studies (3 years), and

Landscape architecture programmes:

• Master of Architecture (Professional) (2 years).

Lincoln University, Canterbury:

Landscape architects must complete one of the following accred-

ited programmes:

→ www.lincoln.ac.nz/sola

• Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (4 years)

Victoria University, Wellington:

• Bachelor of Architectural Studies in Landscape Architecture

(3 years) together with a Master of Landscape Architecture

(2 years), or

→ www.victoria.ac.nz/architecture/study/subjects/land

Unitec, Auckland:

→ www.unitec.ac.nz/career-and-study-options/landscape-

architecture

• Approved Undergraduate degree and post graduate Masters

of Landscape Architecture (2.5 years).

The New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA) has

details of all accredited landscape architecture programmes.

Cost of study

NZILA-accredited Landscape architecture programmes:

Bachelor of Architectural

Studies + Master of

Architecture

Bachelor of Landscape

Architecture

→ www.nzila.co.nz/become-a-landscape-architect

Registration

$36,250

over 5 years

$26,800

over 4 years

After completing 2 to 3 years of practical work experience,

an architecture graduate can apply to become a registered

architect. The New Zealand Registered Architects Board over-

sees registration and monitoring of architects in New Zealand.

Average costs in 2016 for a domestic student. Costs vary between

institutions. Further costs include materials, textbooks, and

accommodation.

→ NZRAB: www.nzrab.org.nz

Rents vary from place to place. Estimated market rents by

region, city and suburb are available on the MBIE Tenancy

Services website.

A landscape architecture graduate can apply to NZILA to

become a registered landscape architect after 2 to 3 years of

practical work experience, and the passing of an examination


How to become an architect in new zealand

CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE

ARCHITECTS AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

in professional practice. NZILA is the internationally recognised

professional body representing qualified landscape architects in

New Zealand.

10,000

8,000

Employment

→ NZILA: www.nzila.co.nz

6,000

Completed qualifications

4,000

The number of completed bachelor’s degree qualifications in

architecture has fallen from the peak 475 in 2011, down 16% to

400 in 2014. Over the last few years, master’s degrees have

become more common, increasing from just 10 in 2008 to 180

in 2014.

2,000

0

2009

2014

2019

2024

Estimate

Forecast

600

Where to find job vacancies

completing qualification

Number of students

The number of online job vacancies for architects and landscape

architects increased by 16% from September 2014 to September

2015, suggesting that opportunities continue to grow, but at a

slower pace than that seen previously. This compares with an

overall increase of 1.9% for all vacancies over the same period.

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Architects and landscape architects vacancies are advertised on

websites such as Trade Me Jobs and Seek. The NZIA (New Zealand

Institute of Architects – a professional body representing over

90% of registered architects in New Zealand) and NZILA websites

also advertise vacancies. Architecture Now also has vacancies.

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Bachelor's - Landscape Architecture

Master's - Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Bachelor's - Architecture

Source: Ministry of Education

→ Trade Me Jobs: www.trademe.co.nz/jobs

Ɣ Income and employment prospects

Income

→ Seek: www.seek.co.nz

→ NZIA: www.nzia.co.nz

The average income for architects and landscape architects is

$67,200, although it is possible for them to earn up to $110,000.

→ NZILA: www.nzila.co.nz

→ Architecture Now: architecturenow.co.nz/careers

Estimated Average income

Career path

Career paths vary depending on the size and structure of the

firm you work for. Some people will eventually end up running

their own businesses.

$67,200

Average income from the New Zealand Income Survey 2015.

Architecture can lead to a wide variety of career choices.

Although some architects focus on residential or commercial

architecture, there are many other areas available to architects,

such as urban planning or conserving heritage buildings.

Graduates with master’s degrees in architecture and urban

environment earned $36,300 one year after their study ended.

After five years, their income had increased to $66,500.

Landscape architects can work in councils or in private practice.

Some choose to specialise in landscape planning, whereas others

work as designers – creating areas for private, commercial,

or public use in rural or urban areas. Landscape architects

are increasingly using the principles of green infrastructure in

their work.

Median earnings after Master’s degree completion

One year

Two years

Five years

$36,300

$43,200

$65,000

Source: Ministry of Education

Other information

Employment and skill shortages

Links

Architects and landscape architects’ employment

More information on architects and landscape architects is avail-

able on the Careers New Zealand and Portico websites.

Current

Projected growth

→ Careers New Zealand: www.careers.govt.nz

2013

2014

2014–19

2019–24

→ Portico: portico.space/home

5,500

5,900

up 6.8%

4.0%

per year

3.6%

per year

*Growth projections are for the broader category “Architects, Designers,

Planners and Surveyors.”

Over recent years, the number of architects and landscape

architects employed has remained relatively stable. Employment

growth of about 4.0% per year is projected until 2019 and 3.6%

from 2019 to 2024.


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