BRANZ ArchEngBuild 2024

ArchEngBuild brings together New Zealand’s future industry leaders. Thirty of the country’s best architecture, engineering and construction management students take part in this intensive 3-day real-life client brief competition held this year in Christchurch.

They work together to deliver a concept design in response to a project brief. The project brief addresses issues faced by industry and allows the students to come up with creative and innovative solutions.

Students utilise their existing knowledge and draw on professional advice and resources made available to them at the event. During their studies, these students don’t usually get the chance to work with other disciplines. ArchEngBuild nurtures collaboration and innovation at the beginning of the careers of our future construction industry leaders.

The creativity and innovation the students bring always impresses the ArchEngBuild judges. Seeing how their teammates think and make decisions has made a real difference in past participants’ work lives. Their designs are also showcased at the awards evening, allowing current industry leaders within the sector to view and network with the students.

The teams’ mission is to enhance the environment of the host town or city while also demonstrating effective inter-disciplinary collaboration.

If selected to be part of the ArchEngBuild challenge, students will be placed in teams of three, and compete to win a team prize $10,000!

More information on the competition can be found here.

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