Prof Michael Austin

Location: Building 001, Room 1082

Professional memberships

NZ Institute of Architects
Member of World Society of Existics

Supervised thesis projects

Song, Yutong (2016). A dormitory could be more joyful : student housing
Laidlaw, Reagan (2016). Breaking through
Veber, Eloise (2015). Meeting at the Edge
Broatch, Hannah (2015). Housing for construction workers in Ahmedabad, India : is it possible to design sufficient housing for construction workers?
Baxter, Kyle (2015). "Disasterpiece" : how can architecture turn a human disaster into a positive contribution to an area that was affected?'
Belford-Lelaulu, John (2015). Le malofie : a research project invested in the exploration of Pacific art's influence on New Zealand's architecture
Kake, Bonnie Jade (2015). Pehiaweri Marae papakainga : a model for community regeneration in Te Tai Tokerau
McKenna, Kiri (2015). Parlour of the muses
Morris, Samuel (2015). Stimulating resilience : an architectural research project exploring gender based violence in internally displaced camps
Tregidga, Shane (2014). "The Steaks Are High" : how can architecture promote an intense grazing system that will define an educational farming facility that can bring forth a new and highly sustainable culture of beef farming?
Brown, Mathew R. (2014). A way of looking : an exploration into the representation of architecture
Crum, Ambrosia (2013). Ngahere atawhai : an exploration of a natural environment and an architecture driven by place to encourage the healing of people, the land and the relationships between them
Leung-Wai, Martin (2012). The taualuga: A spatial study. A considered look at space and movement
Trusewich, Shanta (2012). Sitting pretty : the architect & the chair
Fraser, Jamaine (2012). Hunting : connecting hunter, animal and environment
Geary, Whitney (2012). Water wharf : rediscovering the natural processes that support urban life
Wasek, Rafal (2012-10-29). Through the looking glass : an alternative modern history of Takapuna
Hutana, Steve (2011). Hamo Te Rangi : design for a contemporary urban marae
Scott-Woods, Brendan (2011). Exploring cultural gateways: Designing a new international airport terminal that represents New Zealand's cultural identity
Milbank, Anne (2011). O le nu'u o le ao: Polynesian domestic archetypes in Auckland
Hooper, Haley Chantal (2011). Barry's Point: An architectural exploration of site
Cudby, Aimee (2011). A transient life: Stripping life back to its basic daily rituals to focus on the art of socializing around a portable architecture
Smith-Frank, Courtney Jane (2011). The National Library and Archives of Cambodia: A design proposal for an addition to the existing National Library of Cambodia enabling it to encourage and sustain the continued growth and re-emergence of knowledge and culture in Cambodia.
Muir, Gemma (2011). A pattern language
Rashid, Maysum (2011). The adaptation of Islamic culture in a western society: "Building a contemporary mosque in Auckland"
Horvath, Nina (2010). Architecture & enlightenment: An exploration of the experiential possibilities of the constituents of architecture
Varney, Martin (2010). Contex-ture: The active edge and asymmetrical destabilisation
Holtom, Renee (2010). A Maori parliament
Banerjee, Shubhendu (Bobby) (2010). Appropriate vocabulary for a Hindu Temple design in Auckland
Hartono, Gian F.J. (2010). Script + architecture
Rahimi, Cyrus (2010). Architecture, the bridge between two ethnicities
Mahdavi, Hanieh (2010). Fusion of contemporary architecture with historic Persian elements
McNab, Adele (2010). Creative spaces: The application of arts and crafts in contemporary architecture
Thammavongsa, Nikorn (2009). Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre
Giblin, Kylie (2009). A woven shelter
Vulinovich, Rachel (2009). Performance space and public movement
Dowie, Callum (2009). Folding whare : deployable shelter for the 21st century
Hadler, Jacob (2009). Bigness in architecture
Dykstra, Les (2007). Aqua house: A house design that explores the possibility of integrating architecture and water, technically and aesthetically
Wong, Linda (2007). Visual tactility: Architectural photography and tactile design process


Austin, M. R., & Pedlow, G. (2015). Bi-Cultural Architecture. Atiner 5th Annual Conference on Architecture, Athens, Greece.

Austin, M.R. (2015). Open Architecture. Pacific Spaces: Annual Conference of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, Santa Fe, USA.

Austin, M. R. (2014). Turning (Back) to Linguistics. In Christoph Schnoor (ed.) Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: 31, Translation.

Austin, M. R. (2014). Oceanic Architecture. J. Walsh, Auckland, New Zealand.

Austin, M. R. (2014). Open Architecture. Pacific Spaces Annual Conference of the Association of Anthropology of Oceania, Kona, Hawai'i.

Austin, M. R. (2013). The Architecture of Openness. Pacific Spaces and Sacred Buildings Fono #1: Interstices Under Construction Symposium, Auckland, New Zealand.

Harvey, J., Austin , M., Brown, D., Hoskins, R., Mckay, B., Patterson , A., Smith, P., and Yates, A. (2012). Conversation: Bicultural architecture. Artchitecture New Zealand (Vol. 4).

Austin, M. (2012). Opinion: Mike Austin on...Christchurch. Architecture New Zealand (Vol. 6).

Austin, M., and Milbank, A. (2012). Archipelago Architecture: Housing for Polynesians in Auckland. Stuart King and Stephen Loo, Fabulations.

Austin, M. R. (2011). Other Architecture: Consumption and production of the indigenous architecture of the Pacific Islands. A. Moulis and D. Van Der Plaat (Eds). Audience: Proceedings of the XXVIIIth SAHANZ Annual Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 7-10 July.

Austin, M. R. (2011). Futuna: Design Research Seminar. Futuna Anniversary - Celebrating 50 years, 18 - 20 March, Karori, Wellington.

Austin , M. R. (2010). The sculpture of Peter Trevelyan. Wellington City Art Gallery, Wellington. 29 October.

Austin, M. R. (2010). Supervision of Professional Masters. Invited Lecture, University of Auckland, Auckland. 4 March.

Austin, M.R. (2010). An other architecture. Reivew of Richard A Sundt, Whare Karakia: Maori Church Buiding Decoration and Ritual in Aotearoa New Zealand 1834-1863, New Zealand Books: A Quarterly Review (Vol. Vol. 20 No. 4).

Austin, M., and Treadwell, J. (2009). Constructing the Pacific Hut. Interstices: A Journal of Architecture and Related Arts1170585X (Vol. 10).

Austin, M. (2009). Foreword to Maori Architecture. Brown, D. From fale to wharenui and beyond9780143011125.

Austin, M. (2009). The Professional Master's Degree. Invited Seminar, School of Architecture, Victoria University.

Austin, M., and Treadwell, J. (2009). Constructing the Maori Whare. Gately, J. Cultural Crossroads: Proceedings of the 26th International SAHANZ ConferenceCultural Crossroads Conference.

Austin, M. R. (2008). The Maori Meeting House. History in Practice, Proceedings of the XXVth International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Geelong, Australia, 3-6 July.

Austin , M. R. (2008). The Polynesian Marae. ScALA Seminar Series, Public Lecture, 21 August, Auckland, New Zealand.

Austin, M.R. (2008). Polynesian Influences in New Zealand Architecture. A. Leach, A. Moulis and N. Scully (eds.), Shifting Views: Selected Essays on the Architectural History of Australia and New Zealand. University of Queensland Press.

Austin, M. R. (2007). Pacific Culture Centres and Antipodean Museums. M. Ostwald and S. Fleming (Eds). Museum Gallery and Cultural Architectecture in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Region: Essays in Antipodean identity. New York, The Edwin Mellen Press.

Austin, M. (2007). Paradise to panorama: the rediscovery of the south Pacific. Loo, S., and Bartsch, K. 'Panorama to paradise: Scopic Regimes in Architectural and Urban History and Theory', Proceedings of the XXIV Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ 2007)XXIV SAHANZ conference (Vol. CD Rom).

Austin, M. (2007). Integration of design and technology. Orr, K. (Ed). Proceedings of the Fourth international Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools in Australasia, Sydney, UTS Press.

Austin, M. (2006). Polynesians in Auckland. McMinn, T., Stephens, J., and Basson, S. (Eds), Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand XXIII Annual Conference. Fremantle, Australia.

Austin, M. R. (2006). Maori Views of Landscape in Aotearoa/ New Zealand. W. Taylor (Ed). The Geography of Law: Landscape, Identity, Regulation. Oxford, Hart Publishing.

Austin, M. R. (2006). What has Happened since? RECONGRESS One day Symposium concerning the 1971 Australasian Architectural Students Association Congress Auckland and Warkworth, 26-28 May, Auckland, Unitec Institute of Technology.

Austin, M. (2006). Aussie architecture/Kiwi architecture. Architectural Theory Review (Vol. 11 1).

Puntoni, A., Eugenia, A., Abulafia, A., Schlee, A., Hopkins, A., Wagner, C., Laub, D., Austin, M., Diniz, J., Naidu, P., Gower, R., Marques, S., de Podesta, S., and Preston, W. (2006). Lecture. Wagner, C., and Laub, D. Fotografia do Brasil.