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, and the ongoing success of our Postgraduate Research Support Scheme, the time to extend and deepen your expertise is now.

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Research News

SAMBA wins People’s Choice at Green Cities 2015

A new technology developed at the Faculty's Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) Lab has won the People’s Choice category of the Weapons of Mass Creation innovation award, presented at the Green Cities conference in Melbourne. The technology, known as SAMBA—which monitors air temperature, speed, humidity, light, sound and air pollutants—was developed by FADP research student Tom Parkinson in conjunction with IEQ research assistant Alex Parkinson, under the leadership of Professor Richard de Dear. Read the full story here.

Event News

Archiving Seasons of Light launches at Tin Sheds Gallery

Renowned architectural photographer Erieta Attali’s series of photographs of two projects by acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma are being exhibited as part of Archiving Seasons of Light: Erieta Attali on Kengo Kuma. The exhibition will run at the Faculty's Tin Sheds Gallery until June 26. Read the full story here.