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Bachelor of Architecture and Environments

The Bachelor of Architecture and Environments (BAE) offers you a career pathway into the future of architecture, design, construction and urban planning. With this multi-disciplinary program, you can access a wide range of professions in the field of architecture and the built environment. Whether you choose to graduate with this course, or proceed to one of our range of professional master’s courses, the BAE provides you with the skills and knowledge to operate successfully in today’s complex and globalized construction industries.

Design, collaborations and interdisciplinary teamwork are central to the BAE degree, and taught as a series of Design Integration Labs with a disciplinary lens; the DIL Materials (Architecture), the DIL Energy (Architectural Science), the DIL Urban (Urban Planning), and the final Capstone Project for Graduation (Architecture/Arch Science or Architecture/Urban). You will learn the latest 3D modelling and scripting techniques for developing your designs, and evaluate by using cutting edge simulation and performance software.
Your studio-based classes are paralleled with intensive practical work in the highly specialized and unique labs of the Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning; the Audio and Acoustics Lab, the Lighting Lab, the IEQ Environmental Quality Lab, and the DMaF Advanced Manufacturing and Fabrication Lab. In addition to design, you will also be able to engage further in core studies and an elective range that teach: architectural history and theory; property development; traditional and experimental structural principle; building material properties; and best practice construction. Importantly, you will develop a thorough understanding of the collaborative relationship between architects, urban planners, urban designers, heritage conservation, property developers, engineers, construction managers and other built environment professionals. This will provide you with a clear advantage in an industry that is becoming increasingly multidisciplinary.

Design is central to the degree. You will also gain a broad understanding of urban planning and policy, architectural science and the IT systems, which underlay contemporary design and modelling.

You will learn the latest techniques through intensive practical, laboratory and studio-based classes. Your studies will also cover architectural design, best practice construction techniques, structural principles and building material properties. Importantly, you will develop a thorough understanding of the relationship between architects, urban planners, urban designers, heritage conservation, property developers, engineers, construction managers and other built environment professionals. This will provide you with a clear advantage in an industry that is becoming increasingly multidisciplinary.

Core units are complemented by electives to allow you to deepen your knowledge within the School, or to explore the unrivalled breadth offered across the University of Sydney. The degree culminates in a capstone design studio.

Your studies will be informed by the research of the academic staff and professional expertise of our visiting lecturers. The BAE draws on the full range of the School's disciplines and its laboratories, which are the most extensive in Australia.

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Bachelor of Architecture and Environments

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Our Students

Shasha Hu - from Nanjing

Bachelor of Architecture & Environments, 1st year.

When I first arrived in Sydney, it took time to identify my area of interest until I saw those brilliant and fantastic architectural models. That made a difference - it is important that once you identify your interests, you follow them - and enjoy what you do!

Ariel Del Rosario

Bachelor of Architecture & Environments.

I was excited to enter into a new program unlike any other available. I was looking for a more well-rounded education in architecture, design and planning that would open up possibilities that I may never have considered. The degree provided a more multi-disciplinary approach to design and gave me the opportunity to look into other areas that interested me such as urban planning whilst also hopefully inciting new interests in design fields.

Our Program Director

Dr Dagmar Reinhardt

Dagmar Reinhardt is the Program Director of Bachelor of Architecture and Environments, and the Master of Digital Architecture Studio Leader. Reinhardt is an academic with a practice – reinhardt_jung, operating in Frankfurt and Sydney. Reinhardt chaired the RobArch2016 Conference for Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art and Design (www.robrarch2016.org), which brought together researchers, industry and practitioners from an international and Australian community. Reinhardt’s research continues on the potential of non-finite formations in architectural theory, design and practice through research on relationships between generative design, digital manufacturing, programmed behaviour, acoustic performance and cognitive impact of design on architecture, and is subject to 2 major grant applications.

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