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Daniel Irving

School of Architecture
Location: Building 048, Room 2011

Professional memberships

New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architecture (NZILA)


I am a Landscape Architect and designer working in Auckland, New Zealand. I recently worked on secondment in the United States for the firm Nelson Byrd Woltz (2014). I have a keen interest in urbanism, and especially in trying to understand the economic and social networks that make cities thrive. I tend to mix it up across disciplinary boundaries as much as possible, as I think we can learn much from our peers in other fields. I am happy to be contacted and keen discuss ideas that will advance the health, wealth and success of our cities.

Graduate supervision of completed theses/dissertations

Masters theses or dissertations

Masters theses or dissertations supervised by Daniel Irving as Principal Supervisor

Kumar, Aleesha (2019). Land, symbiosis & cultural identity : curating a collective narrative in Fiji (Master of Architecture (Professional))
Shum, Kenneth (2019). Inside outside (Master of Architecture (Professional))
Zhang, Yuan (2018). Urban ecology and the design of a green infrastructure network based on catchments for urban Auckland, New Zealand : the Oakley Creek Catchment case study (Master of Landscape Architecture)
Singh, Raina (2018). Unlocking the potential of neglected urban spaces : Mangere Bridge West : community connection to the natural landscape (Master of Architecture (Professional))
Li, Shasha (2017). Bicycle revolution : a new bicycle network for Auckland - towards an elevated cycleway development in Auckland CBD (Master of Landscape Architecture)
Bhandari, Riyasp (2016). The urban edge : an integrative approach towards a sustainable and resilient waterfront (Master of Landscape Architecture)
Jawadi, Zara (2016). Urban retrofitting (Master of Landscape Architecture)
Noronha, Shayne (2016). Rising tides and the future of coastal communities (Master of Landscape Architecture)
Warne, Grace Ann (2014). Social interaction and the sustainable industrial landscape (Master of Landscape Architecture)
Kettle, Elizabeth Elaine (Betsy) (2014). Daylighting waste : can community-based recycling depots become part of Auckland's everyday life? (Master of Landscape Architecture)

Masters theses or dissertations supervised by Daniel Irving as Associate Supervisor

Pearn, Celine (2019). Memory in soil : the preservation and revitalisation of a Chinese market garden (Master of Architecture (Professional))
Singh, Baadshah (2019). The merging city : creating a socially connected urban development (Master of Architecture (Professional))
Zhang, Jie (2018). The bioregional park : commemorating the visit of Captain Cook (Master of Landscape Architecture)
Li, Muyao (2018). How can landscape strategy make the unavailable coastal areas that are influenced by motorways more accessible? (Master of Landscape Architecture)
Wang, Chenghao (2018). Mass customization in mass housing : how to design a high-rise apartment through mass customization? (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))
Mayekar, Harshal (2017). Under one roof : hybrid architecture for Auckland (Master of Architecture (Professional))
Coombes, Daniel Reginald (2011). Unfamiliar terrain: From the paradox of intervention to paradoxical intervention (Master of Landscape Architecture)


Irving, D., & Beca Consultants (2018). NetWORK: Community Building Model for Adelaide as a Hyper-Connected Hub. Adelaide Creative Community Hub, Adelaide, AUS.

Irving, D. (2017). Uncertainty & Experimentation: How Planning Won't Help Us See Around Corners. Invited Professional Presentation, Babbage Consultants, Auckland, New Zealand.

Irving, D. (2016). Landscape Architecture and the Human Scale. Invited Presentation, Shandong University, China, China.

Noronha, S., & Irving, D. (2016). Rising Tides and the Future of Coastal Communities. Eighth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses and the Climate Change, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Irving, D. J. (2016). Architecture Across the Public-Private Divide. Ninth Global Studies Conference and Global Studies Knowledge Community, Common Ground Publishers, University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles, USA.

Irving, D.J., and Vincent, I.J. (2013). The Ethics of Place-Making: How Landscapes Lie. X-Section, Available at (Vol. 3.).

Irving, D. J. (2013). Urban Strategies and Entrepreneurship. Spaces and Flows: Fourth International Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies. University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Irving, D. J. (2012). The Logic of Specultion. Talanoa: Unitec Studio Presentations, Auckland, NZ.

Irving, D. J. (2011). Nothing Revolutionary...Yet. X-Section Magazine, ISSN 2230-6277 (print edition) (Vol. 1).

Irving, D. J. (2010). Black-Boxing Design Education. . ANZASCA2010 44th Conference of the Australia and NZ Architectural Science Association, Auckland, New Zealand, 24-26 November.

Irving, D. J. (2008). Landscape, Poetic and Sublime: The Landscape Architect's Personal Experience of Landscape as a Form of Knowledge. University of Guelph, Canada.