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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.


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.