Urban Development and Design

Head of Discipline

Professor James Weirick
Director, Urban Development & Design Program

Senior Lecturer

Arlene Segel
Adjunct Senior Lecturer


Michael Gheorghiu
Ben Driver

Visiting Professor

Dr. Karl Fischer

Emeritus Professor

Emeritus Professor Jon Lang
Emeritus Professor Sandy Cuthbert

Sessional Academics

Jodi Lawton
Brendan Randles
Andrew Sweeney
Vanessa Trowell
Carla Mamaril

Industry Teachers

UNSW Built Environment is committed to providing education that is broad and deep. We have strong industry links and partnerships and our students gain professional experience before they graduate through work integrated learning, career ready mentoring program and working on real world projects. Here is the list of industry professionals who teach our students. 

Amy Bendall Urban Designer City of Sydney
William Haviland Architectual Assistant  Grimshaw Architects
Matthias  Irger  Senior Associate  Architectus
Jodi Lawton Director Lawton Design pty ltd
Elise Loeuille Design Director - Super Retail Group Design Director
Andrew Sweeney Partner Palfreeman Sweeney Architects
Vanessa Trowell Director URBANO
Anne Warr Director Anne Warr Heritage Consulting