Become a Student Member
Hello. We’re the NZIA (and so are you). From students with long careers ahead of them to registered architects with impressive achievements, we exist to build a sense of community in the profession and promote your interests.
The NZIA champions the cause of architecture in this country: we exist to help our members achieve their goal of giving New Zealanders the best possible buildings in which to live their lives. You can join us.
NZIA membership for students of architecture in New Zealand is free – and our student members also become members of the Student Architecture Network New Zealand (SANNZ), which delivers a range of student-specific events and collegial activities for you to enjoy.
Since its foundation in 1905, the New Zealand Institute of Architects has promoted high standards of building design. We produce material essential to architects’ practice, operate design and technical programmes to educate our members, and run a rigorous peer-reviewed awards programme that sets the benchmark for architecture in New Zealand.
By joining with us, we can help you:
- Connect you with other students from the three schools of architecture through the Student Architecture Network of New Zealand – a NZIA student body that organises student-specific events, competitions and collegial activities.
- Connect you with leading architects and future employers.
- Find you opportunities for greater involvement in the profession – seminars, student events, design competitions and international events, such as the Venice Architecture Biennale.
- Keep you up to date with professional news and issues though quality publications, practice notes, e-news and advice.
- Provide you with preferential rates for seminars and lectures, including the NZIA’s bi-annual national conference, in:situ.
The NZIA also undertakes curriculum consultation and degree accreditation roles and provide affiliation with overseas institutes, as well as organising and sponsoring the NZIA Central Innovation Student Design Awards.
Student membership is available to any student participating in an architecture or architecture-related course, the completion of which entitles that person to gain a recognised qualification prescribed by council as being acceptable for architect membership.
Who can join?
Council may admit to Architecture Student Membership any person who is a student participating in an architecture or architecture related course, the completion of which entitles that person to gain a recognised qualification prescribed by Council as being acceptable for Architect membership. All membership applications must be formally approved by the NZIA Council, which meets four times a year. However, once your initial membership submission has been accepted and paid, you will be able to access the full range of member benefits.
NZIA Architecture Student Members also become members of the Student Architecture Network New Zealand (SANNZ). Follow SANNZ on facebook for details of events and activities.
Formal resignation in writing is required for members to discontinue NZIA membership. The NZIA does not supply magazines. Any magazines received by NZIA members are supplied by the magazine publishers.
Please advise the NZIA if your contact details change at any time. You can do this by logging in to the Members' section of our website, e-mailing, phoning, or writing to us at the contact details below.
Am I eligible?
Student membership is available to anyone participating in an architecture or architecture-related course which, upon completion, provides you with a qualification recognised by the NZIA council as being acceptable for architect membership.
How much does it cost?
Student membership is free! And student members automatically become members of the Student Architecture Network New Zealand (SANNZ), which delivers a range of events and collegial activities.
Are there other benefits?
Affordable events – become a student member and benefit from discounted rates for events, including the bi-annual NZIA national conference, in:situ, as well as a host of student events. You’ll also receive the NZIA’s weekly Bulletin, an informative and entertaining digest of essential information pertaining to architecture in New Zealand.
What else does the Institute do for students?
The New Zealand Institute of Architects undertakes curriculum consultation and degree accreditation roles with the three schools of architecture. We provide affiliation with overseas institutes and organise and support the NZIA Cadimage Group Student Design Awards.