Arnika Blount

  • Arnika Blount

JOB: Architectural Graduate, Jasmax

QUALIFICATION: Bachelor of Architectural Studies and Master of Architecture (Professional) 

"I've always been fascinated by the relationship people have with the physical environment and I think architects and designers have a unique opportunity to improve and influence the way people live. At Unitec, I really appreciated the direct contact you can have with staff members and the opportunities on offer.

I went on exchange to the Universitá degli Studi di Firenze in Florence, Italy, volunteered in Haiti with Architecture for Humanity, and wrote a paper for the SAHANZ 2012 conference in Australia. I'm also really proud to have won the NZIA Graphisoft Student Design Award in 2012, a national competition between the top 12 final- year students from New Zealand's three schools of architecture. At Jasmax I'm really enjoying the collaborative studio environment and the variety of projects that I am involved in."