Excellent job opportunities are increasing for students of Architectural Studies due to the rebuilding of homes and commercial premises in Christchurch, and the resolving of the nationwide leaky building crisis.
With our qualifications you be well set to meet this demand. Whether you choose to study architectural technology, interior design or decor, construction management or quantity surveying, our team of design and architectural professionals can get you there.
Our lecturers and tutors are professionals in the fields they teach and know the variety of solutions that can be applied to design challenges. They will show you how excellent visual, oral and written communication will help smooth a project's way and also connect you with their industry colleagues to enhance your abilities with real world experience.
CPIT's Architectural Studies facilities is located at our Madras Street Campus in Christchurch.
Facilities and resources
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
Industry and community
Employers seek our graduates knowing they are ready to contribute their creative energy, enthusiasm and ideas.
CPIT’s industry partnerships ensure we respond quickly to marketplace demands and provide the skills and qualifications employers tell us they need you to have right now.
As a CPIT student of Architectural Studies you will graduate to find employers’ doors wide open, knowing you are highly skilled and well trained to be industry-ready from day one.
Student's Godley House design plan
A range of innovative architectural projects created by the next generation of Christchurch’s talented designers are now on display at CPIT....
A little shed built of earth for FESTA
Our Architectural Studies students are building a sustainable city farm for FESTA this weekend....
CPIT students light up for transitional architecture festival
Architectural studies students at CPIT have secured the symbolic heart of the city for FESTA....
CPIT hosts summer design ideas factory
Architectural students from around the country converged on CPIT for Studio Christchurch. This architectural summer school gave students the opportunity to collaborate and respond to the blueprint for the future...
Summer in the Studio
Architectural studies students from four NZ institutes concludes Studio Christchurch's summer school this Friday, with a presentation of their green frame ideas....
Local industry eyes CPIT's new 3D printer
CPIT's new 3D printer, acquired with a grant from the CPIT Foundation, converts 3D digital computer designs into solid models....