Public Lectures

UNSW Built Environment offers a series of lectures open to the public on a monthly basis. If you are a current student, a future student, alumni, industry partner or colleague there will be a lecture covering a topic you need to know about.

Apart of these lectures is our famous Utzon Lectures which were officially launched in March 2010 by Jan Utzon, the son of the renowned Danish architect Jørn Utzon.

Based at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Kensington campus in Sydney, the Utzon Lecture series focuses on the presentation of ideas from leading contributors of international significance in the design, delivery and management of the built environment. 


Utzon Lecture Series

Since 2010 there have been 25 Utzon lectures with audience numbers ranging from about 70 to 500 people depending on the speaker and subject matter. Typical attendees include the following cohorts. 

  • Built Environment industry professionals such as architects, planners, construction and project managers, landscape architects, urban designers, engineers and industrial designers
  • Professional staff from government agencies/departments
  • University staff and students
  • Faculty alumni
  • General public
  • Media

Comments from the audience

 The talk by Lord Rogers was brilliant”... Rachel Hallet, UNSW BE Interior Architect Student

 “I really enjoyed this great series, and look forward to more of it next year! I particularly liked the good range and variety of topics”... Matthew Armour, UNSW Alumnus (BA Hons)

 “Great way to showcase the expertise, passions, innovations and achievements of BE both present staff and the professional paths of alumni and their international connections and crossdisciplinary collaborations” 

“The lectures were outstanding, stimulating & very well presented raising some critical issues for all of us. Food and drinks were excellent, abundant & a total surprise and a great bonus...a very good basis for attentive listening“...Kaz Kazim, UNSW Alumnus and UNSW BE staff member.

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