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Min Hall

School of Architecture
Location: Building 048, Room 2014

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.


Hall, M. (2022). Developing a prefabricated timber and strawbale wall panel for Aotearoa New Zealand. Dr Parisa Izadpanahi and Dr Francesca Perugia, ASA 2022 ProceedingsArchitectural Science and User Experience: How can Design Enhance the Quality of Life.

Hall, M. (2022). The path to green: making sustainability matter. Elizabeth Cox, Wellington.

Hall, M., & Garbarczyk, M. (2022). Drawing Straws: the power of collaboration. Rangahau:Te Mana o te Mahi Kotahitanga, Auckland.

Garbarczyk, M., & Hall, M. (2020). Nodal strategies for a sustainable architectural education. Jorge Rodríguez Álvarez & Joana Carla Soares Gonçalves, PLEA 2020 A Coruna, Planning Post Carbon Cities (Vol. 3).

Hall, M. (2020). Project Pātūtū: pre-fabricated timber and straw panels. Unitec Research Symposium 2020, Unitec, Mt Albert Campus, Auckland.

Hall, M., Morris, H., & North, G. (2020). Low Carbon Rules: an interdisciplinary approach to writing standards for earth and straw construction in Aotearoa New Zealand. Ali Ghaffarianhoseini, Imaginable Futures: Design Thinking and Scientific Method. 54th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association 2020 (Vol. 54).

Hall, M. (2020). The Art of Earth Architecture: Past, Present, Future. Jean Dethier, Architecture New Zealand (Vol. September/October 2020).

Hall, M. (2019). Back to earth: earth building in Aotearoa New Zealand 1945-65. Andrew Leach and Lee Stickells, SAHANZ - Distance Looks Back [Add precise title] (Vol. 36).

Hall, Min. (2019). Counting straw:the capacity of New Zealand's grain growing sector to supply straw for construction. Avlokita Agrawal and Rajat Gupta, Revisiting the Role of Architecture for Surviving Development, [53rd International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA)].

Hall, M. (2017). Less and more in Aotearoa New Zealand: More houses and less CO2 emissions. M. A. Schnabel, Proceedings of the 51st International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA 2017) - Back to the Future: The Next 50 Years.

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. (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. (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.