ArchEngBuild Challenge

The ArchEngBuild Challenge is an intensive 3-day competition for New Zealand tertiary students studying architecture, engineering or construction management.

The challenge

The ArchEngBuild Challenge involves 30 of New Zealand’s top final-year students in architecture, engineering or construction management. Over 3 days, students collaborate in 10 teams of three (one from each discipline) to respond to one real-life client brief.

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

Where: ArchEngBuild 2022 is going to be hosted by University of Auckland

When: ArchEngBuild 2022 is scheduled to run on the 29 November – 1 December.


The winning team receives a $7,500 prize, awarded at a prize-giving event at the end of the competition.

Get involved

Challenge participants are selected from a pool of student self-nominations or nominations by representatives from tertiary education organisations (for example, heads of department or lecturers).

Learn more about what the ArchEngBuild Challenge involves:


Student self-nominations

Student self-nominations are now open for 2022.

Final-year students can nominate themselves by emailing a short CV and a brief summary of why they should be accepted for the ArchEngBuild Challenge to

Tertiary provider nominations

Student nominations are now open for 2022.

Representatives from tertiary education providers could nominate a top final-year student by emailing a short CV and a brief summary of why their nominee should be accepted for the ArchEngBuild Challenge to

Sponsors and supporters

ArchEngBuild is possible thanks to our sponsors and supporters from the building and construction industry, as well as tertiary education providers who teach architecture, engineering and building courses.

If you are interested in sponsoring or mentoring, please email


The ArchEngBuild Challenge is funded by the Building Research Levy.


ArchEngBuild is sponsored by:


ArchEngBuild is supported by: