Resources & Facilites

The Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning boasts an especially enviable position amongst architectural and related faculties in Australia in terms of studio space, research laboratories, teaching venues and computer facilities.

Studios

The faculty provides dedicated studios for each year of the BDesArch, as well as an enlarged studio for MArch students. Studios are used as both teaching and individual work spaces, with each student having 24-hour access to their studios.

Architecture studios are located on levels 2, 3 and 4 in the Wilkinson Building. In addition, there is a specialist Urban Design Studio on level 5.

Art workshops and studios

The Art Workshops/Tin Sheds Gallery, besides being a creative research laboratory as well as a cultural facility of the University of Sydney and wider community, provides students with the opportunity to work in various media under the direction of professional artists. Facilities include a Printmaking, Graphic Design & Mixed Media Studio; Photography Studio; and Painting, Drawing & Public Art Studio, all located on Level 1 of the Wilkinson Building) and the Tin Sheds Gallery itself, located on Level 2.

Architectural and Technical Services Centre

Technical staff supervise, as well as support research and undergraduate/graduate teaching in a number of specialist Studios and Laboratories: Digital Fabrication Laboratory; Metalasitics Studio; Wood Technology Studio; Structures Laboratory; Aerodynamics Laboratory; Artificial Sky Laboratory; Lighting Laboratory; Acoustics Laboratory; Audio Studio; Surround Sound Studio; and the Cognition Laboratory. These are located throughout the Wilkinson Building.

Specialist equipment includes rapid prototype printers, laser cutters and sensitive sound and light measuring tools. These are used by students as well as staff and industry.

Computer Labs

The faculty provides students with 24-hour access to a number of Mac and PC platform computer laboratories that are used for teaching as well as individual work and research. Printing facilities attached to the labs includes standard laser printers as well as plotter printers for AO+ sized printing.

SciTech Library

Located on the Darlington Campus of the University of Sydney, the Scitech Library supports the Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning, the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies and the Faculty of Science.

The SciTech Library is the amalgamation of the Architecture, Engineering, Madsen and Mathematics libraries, brought together as part of the Campus 2010 project.

The University Architecture Library is acknowledged as the largest and best architecture, architectural science, design science, planning and allied disciplines library in Australia.