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Conference Venue

School of Architecture


Over the 40 years, Victoria’s School of Architecture has been a leading tertiary provider of education in the built environment, for which it has an international reputation. 


Students complete a three-year undergraduate degree followed by a two-year Master's qualification. On completion, graduates can enter the industry as professional designers or as a practitioner in a range of careers.


Our programmes span a range of disciplines at the core of the built environment, from architecture, building science, landscape architecture and interior architecture to architectural history and theory. Our commitment to teaching and learning is underpinned by our ongoing research in these areas.

Link to the School of Architecture.


Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most prestigious tertiary institutions with a proud tradition of academic excellence. 


Our connections and influence—both here and overseas—are strengthened by our capital city status, providing opportunities for staff and students to work internationally, and helping us take New Zealand’s perspective to the world. Through excellent teaching, research, scholarship, public service, and entrepreneurship, we are committed to shaping New Zealand’s national identity and to fostering a better world. We are here to lead thinking on the major questions confronting New Zealanders.


Central to our mission is the cultivation of creative capital—the capacity of individuals and communities to imagine and—to express new possibilities through creative activity. This is the genius behind art, music, and writing. It is also the curiosity and insight that finds new solutions to complex social and environmental issues. It is the entrepreneurship that establishes new businesses. It is leadership, innovation, and inspiration.

Link to Victoria University of Wellington.

Te Herenga Waka Marae


Te Herenga Waka Marae is the venue of Opening. Located on the Kelburn campus, Te Herenga Waka Marae provides a tūrangawaewae (a place where Māori custom prevails) for the students and staff of Victoria University to promote, disseminate and maintain the use of te reo Māori and tikanga Māori.


Link to Te Herenga Waka Marae


Wharewaka Function Centre 

The Conference Dinner venue is Wharewaka Function Centre. It is a purpose built function centre, capable of hosting conferences, events, meetings, dinners and functions from 10 to 500 guests. Boasting four beautiful function spaces, coupled with full onsite food and beverage operators, means they can offer a great experience, underpinned by cultural values - you will be well looked after.

This venue is managed by Wellington Functions, along with Pipitea Marae and Function Centre located in Thorndon.

Link to Wharewaka Function Centre.

Southern Cross Garden Bar

The Welcome Drinking venue is Southern Cross Garden Bar. For over 100 years their place here in Te Aro, Wellington, has been a favourite meeting place for locals. They love being a part of the community and we are ready to throw in the hard yards to make sure everyone who visits us has a great experience. 

Link to Southern Cross.


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