Research

The Research wing of the Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning at the University of Sydney is one of the best in the world. We combine cutting edge labs and resources, world-leading researchers and the flexibility and support required for exciting and innovative research.

Our department currently has 99 research students across the Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture) and the Master of Philosophy (Architecture). With the Faculty ranked #1 in New South Wales, #2 in Australia and #17 in the world, the time to extend and deepen your expertise is now.

Click here to browse our research areas and strengths. Click here to read about our affiliated academic staff. We look forward to welcoming you, whether as a student, colleague or research fellow.


Research News

$4M research grant to innovate prefabricated housing industry

Last month a significant $4 million research grant was awarded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) to establish a training centre over the next four years, which will unlock the enormous potential of Australia's prefabricated housing industry.

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Research goes nuts - architects and engineers to develop new Microtimber

Macadamia shells are already used as a biofuel. Australian researchers are now proposing to use the nut's extraordinary properties as a basic element in a new Microtimber, made using pioneering 3D-printing technology. Until now, this technology has been primarily used for small-scale, industrial design products.

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Event News

Friday, 10 July – A day in the life of… women in architecture

An exhibition honouring women's contribution to architecture, presented by activist and advocate group Parlour: women, equity, architecture.

Exhibition opening: Friday, 10 July, 6-8pm
Tin Sheds Gallery
University of Sydney

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Thursday, 6 August – We bring you... 4 books, 1 night...

Join us to celebrate the launch of 4 books in Ashgate's Studies in Architecture series.

5-6pm, Thursday 6 August.
The Hearth,
Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning
148 City Road, Darlington
University of Sydney

The Material Imagination
Reveries on Architecture and Matter
Edited by Matthew Mindrup, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney.

The City Crown by Bruno Taut
Edited by Matthew Mindrup, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, The University of Sydney, Australia and Ulrike Altenmüller-Lewis, Drexel University, USA

The Architecture of Industry
Changing Paradigms in Industrial Building and Planning
Edited by Mathew Aitchison, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney, Australia

Modern Architecture and its Representation in Colonial Eritrea
An In-visible Colony, 1890-1941
Sean Anderson, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, The University of Sydney, Australia

Followed by our regular Thursday Night Lecture series.