Luminocity 2016

LUMINOCITY 2016

What is it really like to design and build tomorrow’s cities? 

Come to Luminocity, an exhibition of Built Environment student work and see for yourself.

Be inspired by the real world projects students have brought to life across all seven built environment undergraduate degrees. Explore different career options, and discover how you can build on your own passions and experiences.

Our graduates are already creating innovative spaces and solving urban challenges around Australia and the globe. Come to our showcase event, Luminocity and find out how you can too.

Exhibition Dates: 29 August – 6 October 2016 9am-6pm
Venue: UNSW Built Environment, Ground Floor Gallery - Red Centre West Wing Building, UNSW Kensington (Map Ref. H13)
 
 
 
Luminocity Launch picture gallery, click the image below.
 

Past Events

 

Events: High school students, friends and family

Open Day

Join us for Open Day and find out everything you need to know about studying a Built Environment degree. This is your opportunity to chat face-to-face with our academic staff and current students to help you choose your ideal degree.

Saturday 3 September, 9-4pm | UNSW Kensington Campus

Find out more here.

 

High School Workshops

Join us for a hands-on experience at our interactive workshops for high school students. Meet students and staff members, and take a tour of the university and its facilities.

Industrial Design Workshop Tuesday, 20 September 9.30am-3pm

Industrial designers shape the way we live through the design of things we use every day in the home, at work and in the public domain. One of our many tasks is to meet the challenges of a changing world and consider how the things we design are experienced by people in diverse settings. The profession demands imagination, technical capability and a keen awareness of new possibilities. 

The workshop will be led by Industrial Design Program staff and student ambassadors.

  • Welcome presentation & introduction to Industrial Design
  • Students will be given a background on Industrial Design, what an industrial designer does and how the course works at UNSW. Students will also participate in a design based problem solving/making activity. 
  • Morning tea (provided)
  • Tour of MCIC with a laser-cutting demonstration, facilities, labs and studios
  • Lunch (BYO) 
  • Students will participate in a design-based workshop/project, centred around lighting. Students will be given a brief explaining the project as well as instructions to help them design their solution. 
  • A presentation of each design proposal. This will be followed by a certificate presentation

Interior Architecture Workshop Monday, 26 September 9.30am-3pm

Interior architects have the job of understanding what it is to live, work and think in interior spaces. Learn how interior architects translate the needs and desires of users of space into functional, healthy and intelligent interiors.

The workshop will be led by Interior Architecture Program staff and student ambassadors.

  • Welcome presentation & introduction to Interior Architecture
  • Students will be given a background on Interior Architecture, what an interior architect does and how the course works at UNSW. 
  • Morning tea (provided)
  • Students will participate in a design based problem solving/making activity. 
  • Lunch (BYO) 
  • Students will participate in a design-based workshop/project
  • A presentation of each design proposal. This will be followed by a certificate presentation

Landscape Architecture Workshop - Tuesday, 27 September 9.30am-3pm

Landscape architecture is a design profession which shapes our outdoor environments. Landscape architects work on projects of many sizes: from small-scale courtyard gardens and medium-scale streets and neighbourhoods to large scale highways and regional parks. The practice of landscape architecture integrates art with science, and aims to create and sustain beautiful and resilient landscapes for everyone. Landscape architects often work in urban settings to balance human needs and impacts with the protection and enhancement of ecosystem health.  
 
The workshop will be led by Landscape Architecture Program staff and student ambassadors, with input from practitioners and industry partners.
 
  • Welcome presentation & introduction to Landscape Architecture
  • Students will be given a background on Landscape Architecture, what a landscape architect does and discussion of landscape architecture elements on campus. 
  • Morning tea (provided)
  • Campus village visit, with a sketch activity of the site. Students will participate in another design based problem solving/making activity in groups.
  • Lunch (BYO) 
  • Students will participate in a design-based landscape architecture activity with modelling clay.
  • A presentation of each design proposal in small groups. This will be followed by a certificate presentation

Computational Design Workshop - Thursday, 29 September 10am-3pm

Learn about the application of digital technologies that will equip you to face the challenges of a 21st century city. You will learn how creative, technical and aesthetic solutions are gained through the application of an extensive range of emerging digital tools. 

The workshop will be led by Computational Design Program staff and student ambassadors.

  • Welcome presentation & introduction to Computational Design
  • Students will be given a background on Computational Design, what a computational designer does and how the course works at UNSW. 
  • Morning tea (provided)
  • Virtual Reality demonstration 
  • Lunch (BYO) 
  • Students will participate in a design-based workshop/project with laser cutting and metal shaping demonstrations
  • Certificate presentation

Construction & Property Management Workshop - Thursday, 29 September 9.30am-1pm

Construction management and property professionals play a significant role in developing sustainable cities. They are responsible for managing resources throughout project lifecycle to accomplish specific project objectives, which include time, cost, quality, safety, and sustainability. They resolve conflicts, lead people, solve technical problems, and bring together all the designs produced by the other built environment professionals and deliver the actual building product to the world. The end products of this profession are actually buildings and facilities that we use on daily basis. They are related to everyone’s daily life and are making a difference to our cities.

The workshop will be led by Construction Management and Property Program staff and alumni. There will be an opportunity to meet and interact with industry practitioners.
  • Welcome presentation & introduction to Construction Management and Property 
  • Students will be given a background on Construction, what a construction manager does and how the course works at UNSW. 
  • Morning tea (provided)
  • Panel interview with alumni and Q&A session
  • Lunch (BYO) 
  • Virtual Reality view of a construction site, followed by a design-based workshop/project in groups
  • Certificate presentation

City Planning Workshop - Friday, 30 September 9.30am-3pm

City planners are at the heart of designing and delivering sustainable and equitable outcomes for our cities, regions and their communities. One of the many tasks of planners is to see the big picture, and to think strategically about the needs of residents 10-20 years into the future. How many homes do we need? Where should they go? What about jobs? What about transport and infrastructure? What about our environment and natural resources? Our role is to bring together a wide variety of stakeholders – often with different competing interests - to help direct the most appropriate responses to the challenges and opportunities faced.

The workshop will be led by City Planning Program staff and student ambassadors, with input from practitioners and industry partners.
  • Welcome presentation & introduction to City Planning
  • Students will be introduced to strategic city planning issues facing Sydney
  • Morning tea (provided)
  • Students will learn how city planners work through the issues and how ideas, tools and techniques are used and applied
  • Lunch (BYO)
  • Students will be shown around the UNSW campus. Working with City Planning staff and student ambassadors, they will evaluate the campus design and suggest possible improvements
  • Wrap up, Q&A and a certificate presentation

Architecture Workshop - Wednesday 5 October 9.30am-3pm

An architect designs buildings and their settings to meet the needs of individuals and their community. Learn how architects design buildings and cities through the consideration of sustainability, culture and economy.

The workshop will be led by David Sanderson, international disaster risk-reduction expert and the Inaugural Judith Neilson Chair of Architecture at the University of New South Wales. 

  • Welcome presentation & introduction to Architecture
  • Students will be given a background on Architecture, what an architect does and how the course works at UNSW. 
  • Morning tea (provided)
  • Students will participate in a design based problem solving/making activity. 
  • Lunch (BYO) 
  • Students will participate in a design-based workshop/project
  • A presentation of each design proposal. This will be followed by a certificate presentation

Portfolio Workshop - Wednesday 28 September | 9.30am-3pm

Find out more about alternative admission by coming along to the workshop event. UNSW Built Environment recognises that your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent may not reflect your potential in creative thinking and making. 

We are pleased to offer you the alternative admission scheme to give you the opportunity to submit a portfolio of your work to support your ATAR. This workshop will provide you with information, advice and practical skills that will help you design, layout and construct your own portfolio for submission.

The day will include presentations from key staff members and students, a tour of the Luminocity Exhibition and a Q&A session. 

  • Welcome presentation & introduction to the Alternative Admissions Scheme
  • Students will be given information on addressing the selection criteria, key dates and portfolio layouts
  • Morning tea (provided)
  • Students will participate in a design based activity
  • Lunch (BYO) 
  • Students will participate in a design-based activity
  • Directors of each discipline accepting portfolio entry will be available to talk to students and answer any questions
  • Certificate presentation

 

Events: High Schools and teachers

School Tours

UNSW Built Environment is inviting schools and their students to join us on campus and experience university life first-hand. Take a tour of the Luminocity Exhibition, explore the university facilities and talk one-on-one with current students. Please allow 4 hours, with a morning tea break. 

Teacher Training (Design & Technology)

Fabrication Fundamentals: Woodwork and metal work workshop practices

Fabrication Fundamentals introduces students to safe and effective operation of fabrication equipment, processes and materials. Students will operate hand tools, power tools, stationary machinery and other equipment to construct an object. The course will also familiarise students with relevant WHS procedures and workshop etiquette. Fabrication Fundamentals provides foundation skills to enable further experimentation in the development of models, prototypes and functional products or structures.

9.30am - 12.30pm, Tuesday 27 September | Squarehouse, UNSW Kensington Campus (Map Ref. E4)

Digital Fabrication Fundamentals: Laser cutting + 3D printing workshop

Digital Fabrication Fundamentals introduces students to safe and effective operation of laser cutters, 3D printers and associated materials and software. The course will also cover 3D modelling for fabrication to highlight modelling techniques and software practices to optimise the use of digital technologies.

1.30 - 4.30pm, Wednesday 28 September | Squarehouse, UNSW Kensington Campus (Map Ref. E4)

CNC Router introduction training: Training on 2D + 3D CNC routing workshop

9.30am - 12.30pm, Thursday 29 September | Squarehouse, UNSW Kensington Campus (Map Ref. E4)

 

Events: General public

Utzon Lecture

Innovating to Zero in the Building Sector: minimising energy consumption, eradicating energy poverty and mitigating local climate change

Professor Mattheos Santamouris | Anita Lawrence Chair in High Performance Architecture at UNSW
Wednesday 28 September, 7pm | UNSW Ainsworth Theatre

 

 
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PlannerComputational DesignerConstruction and Property Manager

 

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