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Annabel Pretty

Senior Lecturer
School of Architecture
Location: Building 048, Room 2011

Qualifications

BA (Hons)., MFA.

Professional memberships

PDINZ - Professional member, Designers Insititute of New Zealand
Cumulus Fellow

Profile

Annabel Pretty is current (July 2019) Discipline Leader for Master of Architecture (Professional) and Senior Lecturer. Previously former Academic Leader for this programme since 2017 within the School of Architecture (Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture) at Unitec Institute of Technology.

 

She is a Principal supervisor for Master of Architecture (Professional) thesis/ Research Project students. Her current research interests lay within the way Architecture is inextricably tied to the images which represent it: the confabulation of multidimensional “truth” as part of her research as PhD (Architecture) candidate at the University of Auckland. Other Architecture research interests lay in Social Architecture, Pavilion typologies, and live studio projects within the field of Architecture.

 

She has twice been appointed as Cumulus Association Executive Board Member for New Zealand between 2010-2016 and is now a Cumulus Fellow. She has been confirmed as a professional member of Designer Institute of New Zealand (PDINZ) since 2012.

Graduate supervision of completed theses/dissertations

Masters theses or dissertations

Masters theses or dissertations supervised by Annabel Pretty as Principal Supervisor

Baker, Eloise (2019). In a prison, architecture is the world : damning denunciation of the Devil's Isle (Master of Architecture (Professional))
Dimock, Hannah (2018). Fortifying women : an architectural research project exploring the need to protect women and children from domestic violence with a 'fit for purpose' intervention (Master of Architecture (Professional))
Su, Rui (Suri) (2018). Happy chappy healing house : how can the spaces and environments within a children's hospital be designed to create hope? (Master of Architecture (Professional))
Rigden, Sarah (2017). The biophilic learning environment : an alternative to the current New Zealand Innovative Learning Environment model (Master of Architecture (Professional))
Teo, Anna (2017). The moving bento : manifestation of cultural flavours (Master of Architecture (Professional))
Viegas, Adrian (2017). State of the art : integrating public art with the rebuilding and re-imaging of the public realm : Christchurch Central Business District (Master of Architecture (Professional))
Shastri, Jinal (2017). Artist village (Master of Architecture (Professional))
Kuzmenkova, Maria (2017). A soul is on the move : urban space pathway for mental restoration (Master of Architecture (Professional))
Philip, Mathew (2016). Public vertical transition : a thought experiment on a pre-emptive response to rapid urbanisation in urban centers in effort to de-privatise the sky (Master of Landscape Architecture)
Young, Daniel (2015). The changing space of education : how can design elements and spaces be combined with contemporary educational pedagogy to develop highly effective, future focused, Innovative Learning Environments, in a primary school setting? (Master of Architecture (Professional))
Tyrrell, Nina (2015). Karangahape Road train station : an urban catalyst for revitalisation (Master of Architecture (Professional))
Howat, Phillip (2015). Modular DIY architecture : how might a modular building block system be created to satisfy regulatory requirements for the revival of do it yourself to New Zealand architecture? (Master of Architecture (Professional))

Masters theses or dissertations supervised by Annabel Pretty as Associate Supervisor

Mosley, Sarah (2019). Highly nurtured : child development in a high-rise typology (Master of Architecture (Professional))
Pavlenko, Olga (2018). Abandoned industrial spaces : the place of adaptive reuse in revitalising a rural community in Tokomaru Bay, New Zealand (Master of Architecture (Professional))
Posala, Carleone (2018). Dead reckoning : curating the currents of Oceania on a journey towards rediscovery (Master of Architecture (Professional))
Monian, Aida (2018). The Pinnacle - science & innovation centre : Albany (Master of Architecture (Professional))
Lewis, Samantha (2018). Retreat to normality : architectural respite for the autistic world (Master of Architecture (Professional))
Smith, Sianne Justine (2018). Architecture of perception : communicating meaning through phenomenological and multisensory-driven design (Master of Architecture (Professional))
Timu, Benjamin (2018). St Pius X School Glenn Innes : matter tells space how to curve, space tells matter how to move (Master of Architecture (Professional))
Jang, Samuel (2017). The extraction of the cultural identity of Korea, and its contextualization into architecture in New Zealand (Master of Architecture (Professional))
Emhail, Zahra'a Kadham Radhi (2017). Khasab contemporary architecture : exploration of heritage and modernity in the Arabian Gulf context (Master of Architecture (Professional))
Beaton, Hayden McDonald (2017). Village in the sky : within city limits (Master of Architecture (Professional))
Carpio Alvites, Fiorella Milagros del (2017). Living to learn : a proposal for affordable rental housing for tertiary students (Master of Architecture (Professional))
Moginie, Amelia (2016). Arch + Alps (Master of Architecture (Professional))
Gruber, K. (2015). Solitude in the city : the open cloister (Master of Architecture (Professional))
Morgan, Peter (2015). Architecture of resilience : how can architecture instil resilience within communities in the face of future disasters? (Master of Architecture (Professional))

Publications

Pretty, A. (2019). Session II Chair - Embodiment: encountering the blurred connections of art and architecture. Architecture Day, Ngā Tūtaki - Encounter/s: Agency, Embodiment, Exchange, Ecologies. Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ), Elam School of Fine Arts; the Art History Department at the University of Auckland; St Paul Street Gallery at Auckland University of Technology; Whitecliffe College of the Arts; and Unitec Institute of Technology.

Pretty, A. (2019). Folly-tecture: Speculative visionary follies. Ngā Tūtaki: Encounters - Architecture Day, AAANZ Conference 2019, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, NZ, Ngākau Māhaki Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae Unitec Institute of Technology.

Su, S.R., & Pretty, A.C. (2019). Happy Chappy Healing House: Can the spaces and environments within a children's hospital be designed to create hope: a case study in Anqing City, Anhui Province, China. IASDR 2019 International Association of Societies of Design Research Conference 2019 - Design Revolutions, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Jadresin Milic, R., & Pretty, A.C. (2018). Relevance of Renaissance Architectural Theories Today: Together. Brunet, Claire and CÉSAAP, To Get There: Designing Together. Cumulus Conference Proceedings Paris 2018.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/4548

Pretty, A.C., & Jadresin-Milic, R. (2018). Ephemeral Crossroads: seven lamps, six years, seven lux-pavilions. Priyadarsini Rajagopalan and Mary Myla Andamon, Engaging Architectural Science: Meeting the Challenges of Higher Density: 52nd International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ASA) 2018,.

Pretty, A.C. (2017). The Gordian Knot of Architectural Studio Praxis. "Spaces and Pedagogies" 2017 National Tertiary Learning and Teaching Conference. Unitec Institute of Technology, Mt Albert, Auckland, New Zealand.

Pretty, A.C. (2017). Urban spaces via the lens of architecture. "Spaces and Pedagogies" 2017 National Tertiary Learning and Teaching Conference. Unitec Institute of Technology, Mt Albert, Auckland, New Zealand.

Jadresin Milic, R., & Pretty, A.C. (2017). Future-Oriented Architectural Education. Online Learning and Teaching in Architectural Education, Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia (AASA), School of Architectural Design and Planning, University of Sydney.

Pretty, A. C. (2017). Leap Dialogues : Career Pathways in Design for Social Innovation. Review of Leap Dialogues : Career Pathways in Design for Social Innovation (Pasadena:Design matters 2016). Mariana Amatullo, Dialectic, Scholarly Journal of Thought Leadership, education and practice in the discipline of visual communication design. (Vol. Volume 1, Issue 1 - Winter 2016-17).

Pretty, A. C., & McPherson, P. (2017). Encountering the Pedagogy of Live and Interactive architectural projects (within the Australasian context.). D. K. Brown., P. McPherson., M. Manfredini., A. C. Pretty., U. Reiger., M. Southcombe, Italy (Vol. 1st).

McPherson, P., & Pretty, A. C. (2017). Re-solved: iterating design solutions by understanding failurein press. D. K. Brown., P. McPherson., M. Manfredini., A. C. Pretty., U. Reiger., M. Southcombe, Italy (Vol. 1st).

McPherson, P., & Pretty, A.C. (2017). Re-solved. Iterating design solutions by understanding failure. The Journal of Public Space (Vol. (Special Issue) Critical Thresholds: Traversing Architectural Pedagogy, Research, and Practice. Vol 2, No 3 2017).
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/4218

Pretty, A.C., & McPherson, P. (2017). Encountering the Pedagogy of Live and Interactive Architectural Projects. The Journal of Public Space (Vol. (Special Issue) Critical Thresholds: Traversing Architectural Pedagogy, Research, and Practice. Vol 2, No 3 2017).
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/4243

Pretty, A. C., & McPherson, P. (2017). Design Dialogues - Ambiguity of "Design" within Architectural Studio. Brown, D. K., McPherson, P., Manfredini, M., Pretty, A.C., Reiger, U. & Southcombe, M. Italy.

Pretty, A.C., & McPherson, P. (2017). Design Dialogues : Ambiguity of "Design" within Architectural Studio. The Journal of Public Space (Vol. (Special Issue) Critical Thresholds: Traversing Architectural Pedagogy, Research, and Practice. Vol 2, No 3 2017).
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/4221

Pretty, A. C. (2017). Thresholds: The Insightful Lens of Architecture. Eleventh International Conference on Design Principles & Practices, Institute without Boundaries at George Brown College, Toronto, Canada.

Pretty, A. C., & Hyltén-Cavallius, S. (2016). Learning by Planning; collaboration across the environment. Open Design for E-Very-Thing, Hong Kong Design Institute, Cumulus Association, Hong Kong, China.

Pretty, A. C., (Creative Director), Kelderman, M., (Creative Director), & White, D., (Creative Director) (2016). Finalist For Exhibition and Temporary Structures, BEST AWARDS 2016 "GlowArtweek Auckland". Silo Park Wynyard Quarter & Windsor Park, Auckland, New Zealand, 9-12 October.

Pretty, A. C. (2016). Architectural Prefabrication Pavilions as a site for cultural diversity. Nottingham Trent University, 'In this Place" Cumulus Association Biannual International Conference.

Pretty, A. C. (2016). The Tribal Longhouse of Innovation. Project to Practice: Innovating Architecture, AASA 9th International Conference, University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

Pretty, A. C. (2015). Incubating + Scaling - Transitional Large Fabrication Architectural Design Propositions, in a post Earthquake Environment. L. Collina, L. Galluzzo & A. Meroni, The Virtuous Circle, Design Culture and Experimentation. Milan, Italy.

Bucolo, S., & Pretty, A. (2015). Supporting Trans-disciplinary Research Platforms, Cumulus Min-Workshop. International Association of Societies of Design Research Interplay Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Pretty, A. C., & Brussaard, M. (2015). A Shortcut into the Performance Indicators of Universities in UK and NZ. Cumulus Leadership and Strategy Working Group, Cumulus Conference Milano (The Virtuous Circle Design Culture and Experimentation), Milan, Italy.

Srinivasan, S. R., Patel, A., Bucolo, S., Pretty, A. C., & Kitawaki, M. (2015). Design Practice and Sustainability - White paper recommendations. A Vision of Sustainability with Focus on Water - Cumulus, Mumbai, India (Vol. Cumulus Mumbai).

McPherson, P., Mismash, L., Pretty, A., Rennie, J., & Wagner, C. (2015). Large scale Fabrication studio - FESTA LuxCity 2012. Association of Architectural Schools of Australasia 8th Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.

McPherson, P., Pretty, A., & Rennie, J. (2015). Large scale fabrication studio - FESTA Canterbury Tales 2013. Association of Architectural Schools of Australasia 8th Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.

McConchie, G., McPherson, P., Pretty, A., & Rennie, J. (2015). Large Scale Fabrication Studio - FESTA CityUps 2014. Association of Architectural Schools of Australasia 8th Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.

McPherson, P. J., & Pretty, A. C. (2015). Iterating success: Learning to change through understanding failure. In D. K Brown, M. Manfredini, P. McPherson, A. Pretty, U. Riege, M. Southcombe, 8th International Conference and Exhibition of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia.
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/3971

Pretty, A. C., & McPherson, P. J. (2015). "Design" and "Design" the verb, noun, prefix and suffix; Architecture studio teaching as an epitome of design methodologies. In D.K. Brown, M. Manfredini, P. McPherson, A. Pretty, U. Rieger, M. Southcombe, 8th International Conference and Exhibition of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia.
https://hdl.handle.net/10652/3970

Pretty, A. C. (2013). EyeEm Abassador. EyeEm Berlin, EyeEm, Berlin, Germany, March.

Pretty, A. C. (2013). Combo #61 Annabel pretty #Watts and #AODLX. E. Rozen, Hipstography(online), Belgium, 9 January.

Pretty, A. C. (2013). Combo #82 #Watts and #Blackeys B+W - Hipstography. E. Rozen, Hipstography(online), Belgium, 22 February.

Pretty, A. (2011). iPhone developer testing for - IPhone application "Amen" - Beta tester. .

Pretty, A. C. (2010). Cabinet of Curiosties or Wunderkammer, Genk Belgium. .

Pretty, A. C. (2010). Cumulus Aotearoa working papers. Helsinki, Finland.

Pretty , A. C. (2010). Design - Campos 300 - Sao Paulo Brazil. .

Pretty, A. C. (2010). Design Anyalsis for Belgium Company - Uniflex. .

Pretty, A.C. (2009). Ravensbourne. O2 Centre, London.

Pretty, A. (2002). America's Cup mania: Team New Zealand as challengers and defenders. Presented to the IHM Business School, 17 September, Goteborg, Sweden.

Pretty, A. (Ed.). (1999). Design for Stagecoach Annual Report. Edinburgh, Scotland.

Pretty, A. (1998). Purity of Blood or Predestine Identity? (photographic). 18 June. Gallery 101 Annexe, Melbourne, Australia.

Pretty, A. (1998). Memory Perception and Visuality: A Discourse. Unpublished Master of Fine Arts thesis, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

Pretty, A. (1998). Provenance or Provenience: Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition (photographic). 16 December. Span Galleries, Melbourne, Australia.

Pretty, A. (1998). NZ. Gallery 101, Melbourne.