Research

Built Environment research is about cities, people, places, property, buildings, design, infrastructure, environment, landscapes, institutions, and the complex interactions between them.

It addresses a spectrum of vital policy and theoretical issues across a range of scales from different disciplinary perspectives examining Australian and international problems. Our overall mission statement is geared towards designing, delivering and managing sustainable 21st century cities and all their critical elements.

The faculty offers a collegiate and supportive research environment facilitating high quality and innovative research by both staff and students.

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Faculty-Funded Research Grants

 

2016     2015     2014     2013     2012

 

2016

Dijana Alic
Faculty Research Grant: $9,000
Projections of Conflict: Articulating the destruction of architectural heritage

Rina Bernabei/Marjo Niemela
Faculty Research Grant: $10,000
Craft and Digital Artisanship

Lan Ding/Chris Pettit
Scholarship of Learning and Teaching: $3,000
Development of an Immersive 3D Virtual Environment to Support Team Collaboration of Students

Laura Crommelin/Chris Martin/Laurence Troy
Early Career Research Grant: $9,000
This House is Not a Home: Exploring the use of residential property for non-residential uses in Sydney

Hoon Han/Scott Hawken
Research Symposia/Exhibition Support: $5,000
International Symposium of Smart Cities and Urban Innovation

Scott Hawken/Chris Pettit/Scott Lieske
Research Symposia/Exhibition Support: $5,000
International Geodesign Workshop: Developing a framework for collaborative multi-agency scenario planning

Imriyas Kamardeen/Martin Loosemore
Faculty Research Grant: $10,000
Suicide in the Construction Industry: An investigation of construction company management strategies at an operative level

Laurence Kimmel
Faculty Research Grant: $10,000
Far From Country: Contemporary interiors in Aboriginal communities

Mohammed Mojtahedi
Early Career Research Grant: $8,000
Measuring the Resilience of Local Councils' Buildings and Infrastructure to Flood Disasters

Mohammed Mojtahedi/Bee Oo
Scholarship of Learning and Teaching: $3,000
Formation of an evidence-based interpersonal competency assessment framework (i-CAF)

Ainslie Murray
Early Career Research Grant: $8,000
Everyday Life in the Atmosphere: Continue to analyse and interpret data towards the development of a major creative work

Marjo Niemela
Early Career Research Grant: $8,000
Bridging the Gap Between Digital Fabrication and Robotics

Marjo Niemela
Scholarship of Learning and Teaching: $3,000
The pedagogy of integrating robotics into design teaching

Philip Oldfield/Gethin Davison
Faculty Research Grant: $10,000
Regulating Apartment Design: International best practice and approaches to the evaluation of development outcomes

Philip Oldfield/Stephen Ward/Catherine Evans
Scholarship of Learning and Teaching: $3,000
International Students @ BE: Experience, Performance and Satisfaction

David Sanderson
Faculty Research Grant: $10,000
Matching Supply to Changing Demand: Gauging future urban vulnerability in the Asia Pacific region to build effective resilience

Samad Sepasgozar/Cynthia Wang
Early Career Research Grant: $9,000
Trialling Real-time Locating System Technologies for Construction Operation Management

Katrina Simon
Faculty Research Grant: $8,000
Designing for Sudden Urban Disruption: Devising new typologies for the opportunistic creation of urban open space systems

Christian Tietz
Early Career Research Grant: $8,000
Domestic Use of Public Space: Improving park amenities for community use in a time of increasing urbanisation

Anir Upadhyay
Early Career Research Grant: $8,000
Eco-renovations: Improving energy efficiency of existing housing stock during home renovations

 

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2015

Rina Bernabei
Faculty Research Grant: $10,692
Weaving Together 3D Digital Fabrication and Traditional Handcrafts

Kate Bishop/Linda Corkery (eds)
Book Publication Subsidy: $5,000
Beyond Playgrounds and Skate Parks: Designing cities with children and young people

Lan Ding/Paul Osmond
Research Symposia/Exhibition Support: $5,000
International Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2016

Hazel Easthope/Edgar Liu
Faculty Research Grant: $15,355
Multicultural Strata Living

Matthias Haeusler
Reseach Symposia/Exhibition Support: $5,000
Media Architecture Biennale 2016, Chatswood

Matthias Haeusler
Book Publication Subsidy: $5,000
Computational Design - Practice, Research, Teaching

Matthias Haeusler
Faculty Research Grant: $13,478
New Forms of Community Engagement: Enabling social networks in an improving public transport for a community through responsive transport interchanges

Hoon Han
Special Project Development Grant: $4,330
Building Smart Cities Research Alliance between UNSW and Korean Industries

Scott Hawken/Hoon Han/Smart Cities Cluster
Research Symposia/Exhibition Support: $5,000
Open Cities/Open Data

Paul Hogben/Judith O'Callaghan/Urban Typologies Cluster
Research Symposia/Exhibition Support: $5,000
SAHANZ 2015

Paul Hogben/Judith O'Callaghan/Urban Typologies Cluster
Book Publication Subsidy: $5,000
Martin Place

Imriyas Kamardeen
Faculty Research Grant: $14,544
Developing a Causality Model for Psychological Injuries in the Construction Industry

Jinu Kim
Faculty Research Grant: $8,666
The Dynamics of the Australian Office Market

Edgar Liu/Robert Freestone
Book Publication Subsidy: $2,000
Placeand Placelessness Revisited

Martin Loosemore
Special Project Development Grant: $7,000
Reducing Australia's Youth Unemployment Through Social Enterprise in Construction.

Harry Margalit
Book Publication Subsidy: $5,000
Energy, Cities and Sustainability: An historical approach

Ainslie Murray
Early Career Research Grant: $13,281
Everyday Life in the Atmosphere

Ainslie Murray (ed)
Book Publication Subsidy: $5,000
Architecture by Hand and Mind

Judith O'Callaghan
Faculty Research Grant: $13,066
Modern Living: Residential architecture and interiors in Sydney’s King’s Cross 1912-2016

Miles Park
Faculty Research Grant: $11,200
Design Development for Three Design Projects: MeerkatGo, This to That and Print to Repair

Chris Pettit
Book Publication Subsidy: $5,000
Property and Real Estate: The application of GIS and mapping technologies

Bill Randolph/Hazel Easthope
Faculty Research Grant: $9,784
Evidence for Best Practice Apartment Design and Development

Russell Rodrigo
Faculty Research Grant: $13,837
Spatialising the Cold War: The Australian context
 

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2014

 

Rina Bernabei/Matthias Haeusler/Design Research Collaboration Cluster
Research Symposia/Exhibition Support: $5,000
DOING: Process, prototype, produce.

Kate Bishop/People and Place Cluster
Research Symposia/Exhibition Support: $5,000
Delivering for Diversity in the 21st Century City

Sing d'Arcy
Early Career Research Grant: $17,000
Infill Interiors; Taking advantage of oversupply in Sydney CBD commercial tenancies.

Gethin Davison
Early Career Research Grant: $12,000   
Code-based Planning Assessment: Reviewing international practice and assessing recent experiences in NSW.

Paola Favaro
Faculty Research Grant: $11,400
Concrete Ambitions for Sydney: Selected journal articles and three concrete urban projects from the late fifties to the early seventies.

Hank Haeusler/Design Research Cluster
Research Symposia/Exhibition Support: $5,000
Media Architecture Biennale 2016

Scott Hawken
Early Career Research Grant: $10,000
Emerging Megacities of Southeast Asia: New development models for delta ecologies.

Paul Hogben
Faculty Research Grant: $7,480
A Study of the Australian Buildings Designed by Edward E Raht.

Paul Hogben/Judith O'Callaghan/Urban Typologies Cluster
Research Symposia/Exhibition Support: $5,000
SAHANZ 2015

Imriyas Kamardeen
Faculty Research Grant: $16,000
Developing a Building Information Modelling Methodology for Fall Prevention Through Design in Construction. 

Martin Loosemore
Book Publication Subsidy: $2,500
Social Entrepreneurship in the Construction Industry: Building better communities

Nancy Marshall/Jon Lang
Book Publication Subsidy: $4,526
Notes on the Design of Urban Squares as Places, Links and Displays

Ainslie Murray
Early Career Research Grant: $10,000
Breathing Buildings: Analyse contemporary regional architecture and produce short films investigating air, body and architectural space.

Martin Loosemore/Benson Lim
Faculty Research Grant: $15,800
The Dark Side of Construction: An exploration of inter- and intra-organisational unfairness in the construction industry using theories of organisational justice.

Hal Pawson/Viv Milligan
Faculty Research Grant: $16,850
Furthering Institutional Investment in Affordable Housing: Updating investor requirements and developing a stakeholder-informed research program.

Mariano Ramirez
Faculty Research Grant: $12,000
Co-creating Sustainable Living Solutions with City Apartment Renters.

Riza Sunindijo
Early Career Research Grant: $12,000   
Improving  Health and Safety in Small Construction Organisations in Australia: Strategies and challenges.

James Weirick/Scott Hawken
Research Symposia/Exhibition Support: $5,000
MUDD20 Research Symposium: Emerging Megacities of Asia - Urban development and design challenges.

Lisa Zamberlan
Faculty Research Grant: $12,000
Developing entrepreneurial capacity in design education: an analysis of structural and pedagogical models for renewed curricula.

 

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2013

 

Rina Bernabei
Faculty Research Grant: $11,985
Designing new methods for end-user interventions with mass manufactured products.

Matthias Haeusler
Faculty Research Grant: $8,318
Australian cities in the Asian century: urban activation through moderating cross-cultural community engagement between Australia and China using digital media.

Hoon Han
Faculty Research Grant: $20,003
Ubiquitous Cities: A brighter and smarter digital street for road safety.

Scott Hawken
Early Career Research Grant: $13,500
Southeast Asian Desakota Cities: alternative paths to urbanisation and implications for the conservation of cultural and natural heritage.

Shanaka Herath
Early Career Research Grant: $13,500
Location, urban amenities and house prices in Sydney.

Imriyas Kamardeen
Faculty Research Grant: $24,920
Mobile computing for accident prevention through design in the construction industry.

Martin Loosemore
Faculty Research Grant: $17,000
Various

Harry Margalit
Faculty Research Grant: $7,461
The National Capital Development Commission (NCDC): An evaluation of its efficacy as a statutory procurement body for architectural projects.

Ainslie Murray
Faculty Research Grant: $13,020
Re-imagining mine site remediation: Innovation via partnerships between community, creative practitioners, scientists and engineers.

Michael Neuman
Faculty Research Grant: $18,851
Plug-in electric vehicles: transportation and electricity convergence in the built environment.

Mariano Ramirez
Faculty Research Grant: $5,612
Upcycling food processing wastes into more sustainable, higher-value domestic products.

Russell Rodrigo
Faculty Research Grant: $8,307
CAD documentation of key 1950-60s Sydney tourist offices and their contextualisation in a reframed history of branded environments.

Lisa Zamberlan
Faculty Research Grant: $15,323
Design for an unimagined future.

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2012

 

Oya Demirbilek/Phillipa Carnemolla
Faculty Research Grant: $15,735
Exploring developments in 3D printing/scanning: juxtaposing with traditional manufacturing methods to produce a range of digitally fabricated customisable objects.

Hazel Easthope
Early Career Research Grant: $22,268
Green Square community.

Paul Hogben/Judith O'Callaghan (on behalf of the Urban Typologies Research Cluster)
Faculty Research Grant: $19,620
Landscapes of leisure and pleasure in modern Sydney.

Crystal Legacy
Early Career Research Grant: $13,633
Achieving policy integration in metropolitan planning – examining policy coordination across local governments in Sydney.

Nancy Marshall/Kate Bishop
Faculty Research Grant: $20,060
BE place-centred: place-making services for MOU partners and government agencies.

Paul Osmond/Bruno Parolin
Faculty Research Grant: $13,900
Application of thermal image analysis to evaluate microclimate benefits of urban greening.

Miles Park
Early Career Research Grant: $11,000
Energy use products in the home: behaviour and practices.

Marco Pompili
Early Career Research Grant: $17,125
The re-urbanization of the central wards of Tokyo (1995-2011) and models of urban densification through a case study-based investigation.

Russell Rodrigo
Early Career Research Grant: $8,171
The significance of the modernist inheritance in architectural design through an investigation of significant post-1950 interior spaces in Sydney.

Cynthia Wang/Jim Plume
Faculty Research Grant: $19,059
Improving document and information management in the architecture, engineering and construction industry: from a web-based information system to BIM integration.

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