As part of Studio Pacific’s longstanding partnership with Victoria University Wellington (VUW) School of Architecture, we are excited to announce our growing engagement with research and teaching programmes over summer 2019-20.
Studio Pacific’s support of VUW’s Summer Research Scholarships programme last year saw the completion of eight summer research scholarship projects looking at a range of architectural research investigations into urban design, sustainability, building performance and the exploration of new construction technologies.
This year the Studio Pacific research arm is expanding its research efforts by working and sponsoring projects in both the Summer Scholarships Programme and the Industry Practicum course that works with final year Masters of Architectural Science students facilitating the completion of a 60-point thesis. Studio Pacific is also looking forward to sponsoring a project that will be hiring a dedicated Research Assistant based on their advanced knowledge and experience of investigating Social Elderly Housing. These ventures will see the following topics researched over the next three months:
- Designing with timber at the commercial scale;
- Defining Density (Phase 2);
- Designing with external Insulation (Commercial Scale);
- Community Gardens (Phase 2): Going beyond the community garden;
- Designing with external Insulation (Residential Scale);
- Understanding emerging building technologies;
- Social Elderly Housing (Phase 3): A multi-generational study.
Professor Andre Brown, Head of the School Architecture reflected on the value and importance of such collaborative arrangements. “This is the kind of activity that has excellent consequences, for the student, for the school, and for industry. The students get the chance to work on real-world projects in real-world situations and rise to this challenge with energy and enthusiasm. It is the kind of activity that is often quoted by students as one of the highlights of their education experience; and for the School it maintains and reinforces important contacts with the leading industrial partners that we interface with.”
We are looking forward to welcoming our summer 2019-20 research team into studio from this week through to February 2020.
The research final reports will be available in March 2020.