UTZON | Annual Paul Reid Lecture in Urban Design | Zhizhe Yu

11 May 2020

UNSW Built Environment’s 13th Annual Paul Reid Lecture in Urban Design features Zhizhe Yu, Co-Founder & Managing Director of AI.SpaceFactory New York, Shanghai, Barcelona and faculty alumna who joins the event live from New York and shares her thoughts on “Humanising High Density”. It is followed by an industry panel discussion. 


UTZON Lecture | 2019 Donald K Turner address and Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal Lecture

29 Nov 2019

Santa Monica-based Australian architects and 2019 AIA Gold Medalists Hank Koning and Julie Eizenberg discuss their lifelong pursuit of social and community outcomes through architecture.


Utzon Lecture | Annual Judith Neilson Lecture | Brett Moore

06 Sep 2019

The 2019 Judith Neilson Lecture features Brett Moore, a global leader in disaster recovery and Head of Shelter and Settlements at UNHCR. Watch Brett’s lecture as he explores details of the scope of global humanitarian displacement and what role built environment professionals can have in responding to this.


UTZON Lecture | Francine Houben

06 Jun 2019


Multi-award winning architect (including the prestigious Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Prize bestowed by Queen Máxima of the Netherlands in 2015), and Founding Partner and Creative Director of Mecanoo Architecten in the Netherlands, Francine speaks on “People, place, purpose, poetry.” In this talk, Francine illustrates her practice's unique, humanistic approach to architecture.


Engaging Women in the Built Environment 2019

22 Aug 2019

Launched in 2016, Engaging Women in the Built Environment event brings together industry, alumni, students and academia to celebrate the achievements and diverse career paths of women in this professional field. See the highlights of the 2019 event and hear from our fantastic line-up of speakers.


Cities@UNSW | Designing the Global City | Professor Robert Freestone

24 May 2019

UNSW Built Environment Professor Robert Freestone summarises the findings of a multi-year research project into the effectiveness of the competitive processes in Sydney’s CBD.


Utzon Lecture | Annual Paul Reid Lecture in Urban Design | Scientia Professor Mat Santamouris

18 Mar 2019

The 12th Annual Paul Reid Lecture in Urban Design features Scientia Professor Mattheos Santamouris, the Anita Lawrence Chair in High Performance Architecture at UNSW Built Environment, who shares his research on urban overheating and mitigation solutions for cooling our cities.


Utzon Lecture | The Discipline of the Existing | Flores & Prats

11 Mar 2019

UNSW Built Environment presents “The Discipline of the Existing” - the first 2019 Utzon lecture featuring Eva Prats and Ricardo Flores, co-founders of the award-winning Flores & Prats. Watch as they discuss the rehabilitation of the old workers cooperative that has been transformed into the Sala Beckett Theatre and Drama Centre, a place dedicated to promoting new drama stories.


Utzon Lecture | Annual Judith Neilson Lecture | Jo da Silva

09 Nov 2018

The final Utzon Lecture for 2018, The Judith Neilson Lecture, Reducing risk, building resilience, was presented by Arup Fellow and Director of Arup International Development Jo da Silva OBE.


A.S. Hook Address | 2018 AIA Gold Medallist | Alec Tzannes

06 Nov 2018

UNSW Built Environment with the Australian Institute of Architects was delighted to host the AS Hook Address by 2018 AIA Gold Medallist, Emeritus Professor Alec Tzannes AM. In his address, Alec Tzannes will explore themes that influence contemporary design thinking and language, the way we work, and the role of architecture in community.