Min Hall


Professional memberships

Registered Architect
Member SNZ committee New Zealand Earth Building Standards


I am a Registered Architect with 30 years experience designing all manner of buildings and directing two architectural practices, I have received a number of NZIA awards including a Presidents Award for my contribution to environmental issues.

I teach in both the BAS and MArch programmes: Studio, Architectural Technology and Professional Business Management and have a particular interest in low energy architecture.

Research interests include earth building methods, bio-based building materials and the history of low carbon architecture in New Zealand.

Graduate supervision of completed theses/dissertations

Masters theses or dissertations

Masters theses or dissertations supervised by Min Hall as Principal Supervisor

Chandra, Shableet (2017). Cultural habitat for the elderly : an aged care facility in a multicultural Fijian society (Master of Architecture (Professional))
Smith, Hannah (2017). Sound of silence. How can an architectural proposition enhance and promote ecological conservation, while facilitating an educated interaction between wildlife and humans? (Master of Architecture (Professional))
Pringle, Ryan (2016). Straw into gold : a low carbon approach to Christchurch's housing needs (Master of Architecture (Professional))


Hall, M. (2017). Less and more. Marc Aurel Schnabel, Back to the future: the next 50 years ASA2017.

Hall, M. (2017). More is less: more building, less emissions (title changed for paper to "Less and more in Aotearoa New Zealand: more houses and less CO2 emissions"). ASA 2017, Victoria University of Wellington.

Hall, M. (2017). Mid-century earthen architecture in Aotearoa New Zealand - a new vernacular? C.Mileto, F.Vegas Lopez-Manzanares, L. Garcia-Soriano, V.Cristini, Vernacular and Earthen Architecture: Conservation and Sustainability.

Hall, M. (2015). Guidelines for Strawbale Construction in New Zealand. BOINZ Senior Building Control Officers' Forum, Hamilton.

Forsyth, B., Hall, M., & Johnston, S. (2014). "Is there a place for natural building in New Zealand's conventional housing market?" A prefabricated straw bale case study. Building a Better New Zealand Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Hall, M. (2012). Straw bale in Aotearoa, New Zealand. International Straw Builders' Conference (ISBC 2012), Colorado, USA.