Architecture ākonga wins national challenge

Congratulations to Architecture ākonga Mila Makasini, who was part of a three-person team that won the recent the ArchEngBuild Challenge.

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Organised by the Building Research Association New Zealand (BRANZ), the challenge comprised an intensive, three-day competition for New Zealand tertiary students studying architecture, engineering or construction management.

Mila, who is studying a Master of Architecture (Professional) at Otago Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga  School of Architecture, was responsible for resolving the architecture and landscape challenges. He was joined by Construction Management ākonga Aleksandsr Bakharshovskii (Ara) and Engineering ākonga Andrea Tang (Auckland University).

"This is the first time that the School of Architecture Otago Polytechnic I Te Pūkenga has taken part in the competition as it’s typically aimed at contestants in their final year of post-graduate study,” says Tobias Danielmeier, Head of School. “It's humbling to have one of our first-year Master's ākonga come out on top."

Video of the winning project

Published on 05 Sep 2023