The Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning is the premier research faculty in the area of the built and designed environments in Australia. It has on staff a number of internationally renowned researchers and it houses several research centres of international standing.
Consistent with its mission, the Faculty has invested heavily in research infrastructure, in growing the professoriate, in funding schemes that promote and support the research activities and professional development of academic staff, and in its doctoral program. The Faculty has significant capability to support high quality research performance and to provide an attractive (and competitive) environment in which research can take place.
Strategic Goal: To place research at the centre of our scholarly activities
The Faculty contains two major research centres - the IB Fell Housing Research Centre and the Planning Research Centre, together with many other specialised research laboratories and groups.
The Faculty supports a number research groups, some of which are inter-disciplinary. These groups draw together the Faculty's specialist capabilities and interests, enabling it to work at the forefront of its discipline areas, influencing research agendas and professional practice. Two prominent academic journals are edited by the Faculty.
The faculty has published Architectural Science Review since 1958. This is now an Taylor & Francis publication but the editorial board is still comprised of faculty staff.
Architectural Theory Review, also published by the faculty, has been a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on the theory of architecture since 1996.
Staff within the faculty have produced a large number of other publications in recent years. These span the broad research interests of staff from illumination design to urban planning policy development.