Graduate exhibition highlights

11 May 2020
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Our students talk about their graduation projects

17 Dec 2019
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Our students share the highlights of their degrees

17 Dec 2019
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Hear our students' advice to their first-year selves

14 Dec 2019
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Our students tell why they chose to study their degrees

13 Dec 2019
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UNSW Built Environment Research

28 May 2018

UNSW Built Environment research. Design, delivery and management of the 21st century city.

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Public Events

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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Utzon Lecture | Carme Pinós

18 Oct 2018

World renown architect Carme Pinós delivers the fourth Utzon Lecture of 2018. She discusses the similarities between design and architecture practice, architectural values and principles, and her approach to architectural design spanning from large urban developments, social housing, public works and furniture design. 

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Utzon Lecture | Annual Donald K Turner Address | Professor of Practice Rachel Neeson

13 Sep 2018

UNSW Built Environment Professor of Practice Rachel Neeson, Director of Neeson Murcutt Architects presented a compelling overview of her practice framed around the topic "The house in the city, the child in the sports hall" for the third Utzon Lecture for 2018 and the Annual Donald K Turner Address. 

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Luminocity 2018: Open Day

03 Sep 2018

Dean of Built Environment, Professor Helen Lochhead discusses the importance of collaboration and Work-Integrated Learning at the launch of the Luminocity 2018 Exhibition on UNSW Open Day. 

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Luminocity 2018: Part 2

27 Aug 2018

Build a career in the built environment through our strong connections to industry. See our students' collaborate with leading international design studio HASSELL to bring you Luminocity 2018, an annual exhibition of current student work launching at UNSW Open Day.

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2018 Engaging Women in the Built Environment Event

15 Aug 2018

 

UNSW Built Environment hosted an inspiring evening, headlined by 20 remarkable professionals and academics, including Dean of UNSW Built Environment Professor Helen Lochhead and City of Sydney Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, speaking on the Faculty's bold vision for 50% women in leadership roles by 2025.

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Luminocity 2018: Part 1

14 Aug 2018

See our students' collaborate with HASSELL, a leading international design studio to bring you Luminocity 2018, an annual exhibition of current student work launching at UNSW Open Day.

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Utzon Lecture: Alternative Nature | Jungyoon Kim

18 May 2018

Utzon Lecture Alternative Nature presented by Korean Landscape architect Jungyoon Kim from PARKKIM focuses on the experience of nature in highly urbanised environments.

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Utzon Lecture - 11th Annual Paul Reid Lecture in Urban Design: China's Changing Urban Communities

07 Mar 2018

Professor Peter Rowe presents a critical analysis of China’s contemporary urbanism based on his recent book, China’s Urban Communities: Concepts, Contexts and Well-Being, co-authored with Ann Forsyth and Har Ye Kan (Birkhäuser, 2016).

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UNSW Built Environment Faculty Showcase Event

19 Jan 2018
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Utzon Lecture and Annual Judith Neilson Lecture: Humanitarian Architecture: Who really designs? Presented by Dr Anshu Sharma

08 Nov 2017
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Utzon Lecture: Resilience Beyond Rhetoric - Design for A New Sustainability Presented by Nina-Marie Lister

11 Oct 2017
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Donald K Turner Address: Architectural Culture; From Site to Society by Philip Thalis

12 Sep 2017
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Luminocity 2017

24 Aug 2017

Our Luminocity exhibition shows how our students use their research & technical skills and analytical & creative thinking to address the challenges of the built environment.

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2017 Engaging Women in the Built Environment Event

09 Aug 2017

If we are going to reach 50% women in leadership roles by 2025 in the Built Environment industries we need to work together in new and innovative way

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Utzon Lecture: Homes and Cities: Growth and Inequality

20 Jun 2017

By Professor Duncan Maclennan

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Utzon Lecture - 10th Annual Paul Reid Lecture in Urban Design

08 Mar 2017

Presented by Reiner Nagel

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UNSW Built Environment: Delivering for Diversity in the 21st Century City

05 Jul 2015

Symposium held by the People & Place research cluster in 2015.

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Student Videos

Masters of Architecture Portfolio Development Tips

18 Jan 2019
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'Future Tense' UNSW Interior Architecture Graduation Exhibition 2018

27 Nov 2018

‘Future Tense’ is a student organised event showcasing the works of 2018 UNSW Built Environment Interior Architecture (Honours). Our learning experience has significantly shaped our approaches, factoring in the evolution of urban interiors with the intent for collaboration and social and cultural contribution. This has led to the establishment of world class design leaders in our esteemed alumni community. This event is an opportunity for our graduates and future design leaders to celebrate and start a conversation with industry leaders towards the next phase of our design narratives.

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UNSW CoDe - Industry Collaboration Projects 2017

28 Aug 2018
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UNSW CoDe: Bio-Shelters - Designing Reef Habitats at the Sydney Harbour

14 Aug 2018

 

Academics and students from UNSW Computational Design are performing advanced and unique research to improve the harbour environment in Sydney.

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UNSW Built Environment Students in Fiji

27 Jul 2018

Four UNSW students from the Master’s program in Sustainable Built Environment travelled to Fiji for a symposium which included workshops and site visits to villages. We asked them about this real-life experience and how valuable it is as a part of their course. For more information: www.be.unsw.edu.au

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2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

13 Jun 2018

Innovative urban planning designs by a group of UNSW Built Environment students are now on show in the prestigious 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.

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Gabrielle Coleman talks about studying City Planning

18 Dec 2016
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Lauren Rutstein talks about studying Interior Architecture

18 Dec 2016
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Madi King talks about studying Industrial Design

18 Dec 2016
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James Lim talks about studying Construction Management & Property

18 Dec 2016
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Scott Wall talks about studying Landscape Architecture

18 Dec 2016
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Branko Cosic talks about studying Computational Design

18 Dec 2016
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Erin Gonthier talks about studying Architectural Studies

18 Dec 2016
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Staff Videos

Decreasing temperature and energy poverty in our cities

09 Jan 2020

Through High-Performance Architecture, Professor Mattheos Santamouris tackles problems affecting most of the population of the world.

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Meet Dr Kate Dunn | designing sustainable materials

25 Oct 2019

Dr Kate Dunn is a researcher and lecturer at UNSW Built Environment. Her research involves designing materials for 3D printing. This includes bones to be used in practice before surgery at Westmead Hospital, as well as the visualisation of scientific research such as climate change.

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Meet Dr Gloria Pignatta | Civil & Energy Engineer

15 Oct 2019

Dr Gloria Pignatta is a Scientia Fellow at UNSW Built Environment. She designs advanced technologies and passive strategies to improve building energy efficiency and mitigate the urban heat island phenomenon in a changing climate.

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Urban Humanitarian Response - David Sanderson

22 Jul 2019

Professor David Sanderson, the Innaugural Judith Neilson Chair of Architecture, discusses urban humanitarian response.  

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