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Future Thinkers

A platform for young professionals and students to share ideas and connect with the green building industry

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Future Thinkers is a community of students and recent graduates passionate about sustainable homes and buildings. 

We all know we can build better - Future Thinkers offers a chance to get involved, connect with like-minded professionals, share ideas, and help power the shift towards a sustainable future.  

What if we educated and inspired the younger generations within our workforce. Our budding architects, property developers, engineers, contractors, designers, and trades people. What if we showed them how to care about green buildings? Future Thinkers provides the industry with that opportunity.”  
Kate Square

Kate Boylan
Future Thinker of the Year 2019

Why get involved? 

As a Future Thinker you have access to many of the same member benefits as other industry members, as well as some other awesome opportunities: 

  • Network and participate in regular Future Thinker events (Panel sessions, presentations, building tours etc.) 
  • Meet with members from across the industry 
  • Get discounted rates for NZGBC events and training 
  • Receive regular member updates 
  • Be the first to hear about internships and volunteer positions
  • Become our next Future Thinker of the Year 

Become a Future Thinker

Complete the form below to register your interest in our community


Future Thinkers is open to anyone studying in New Zealand or who has graduated within the last four years.

If the institution you studied at is already a member then your membership is free.
For everyone else membership costs $28.50 for the year.

Not eligible to be a Future Thinker but keen to get involved? 

We're keen to chat with industry and NZGBC members about getting involved with Future Thinkers. We're forever on the lookout for people to share their stories, offer mentoring opportunities, give us a tour of their site, host an event, or sponsor Future Thinkers.  

If that sounds like you or you want to run through some ideas please  give us a shout

Thanks to our Future Thinker sponsors

Warren and Mahoney
Mott MacDonald