Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning

Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning

Overview

For the opportunity to meet with employers and get practical career tips and advice from people working in a wide variety of disciplines in architecture, visit the Architecture, Design and Planning Careers Fair.

Design graduates take up roles in designing environments, both digital and physical, through informing the future of our recreational, employment and residential environments. For more information about the skills and careers in Design Computing, please see the Design Computing toolkit.

Planning graduates find employment in metropolitan planning; housing studies; regional policy; designing dimensions of urban form and many other fields of policy and development with a focus on SE Asia and the Pacific. In the past four years, graduates have increasingly found more employment options in the private sector as compared to the public sector.


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Occupations (based on graduate positions obtained in the last two years)

The following employers and occupational titles are indicative of graduate destinations for this faculty, however career options available for graduates are not limited to those listed. Graduates from a double degree have a broader range of career options.
This information is based on the 2010 Graduate Destinations Survey for the University of Sydney.

  • 3D Graphic Designer
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Analyst
  • Architect
  • Architectural Assistant
  • Architectural Technician
  • Assistant Designer
  • Assistant Manager
  • Assistant Researcher
  • Assistant Tutor
  • Associate Architect
  • Audio Engineer
  • Building Services Supervisor
  • Casual Tutor
  • Commercial Evaluation Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Designer
  • Development Assessment Officer
  • Director
  • Draftsperson
  • Duty Property Supervisor
  • Engineer
  • Estimation Consultant
  • Facilities Assistant
  • Facilities Coordinator
  • Facility Manager
  • Freelance Designer
  • Freelance Web Designer
  • General Manager
  • Graduate Architect
  • Graduate Consultant
  • Graphic Designer
  • Heritage Program Co-Ordinator
  • Heritage Project Officer
  • IT Support Officer
  • Lecturer
  • Liaison Officer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Manager
  • Mechanical Design Drafter
  • Planner
  • Product Engineer
  • Project Design Manager
  • Project Engineer
  • Project Leader
  • Project Manager
  • Qualities Assessor
  • Research Assistant
  • Road Safety and Sustainable Transport Officer
  • Senior Associate
  • Senior Development Assessment Officer
  • Senior Environmental Scientist
  • Senior Heritage Consultant
  • Senior Photographer
  • Senior Policy Officer
  • Senior Technician
  • Service and Maintenance
  • Solicitor
  • Stonemason
  • Strategic Planner
  • Student Architect
  • Sustainability Architect/Consultant
  • Technical Services Manager
  • Town Planner
  • Transport Planner
  • Tutor
  • Urban Designer
  • Webmaster

Employers (based on those who recruited graduates in the last two years)
  • Actrone
  • Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency
  • Alan JackMan Collier
  • Alex Dorov and Associates
  • Allens Aurther Robbinson
  • Alpha Acoustics
  • AM Architects
  • AMC Architects
  • Angel Mahchut
  • Artbox
  • Auburn Council
  • Australian Consultant Architects
  • Australian Museum Business Services
  • Australian Securities and Investment Commission
  • Bates Smart Architects
  • Bienalto Consulting
  • Blacktown City Council
  • BORG Architects
  • Borris Lend Lease
  • Brewster Murray
  • Brian Meyerson Architect
  • Buchan Group
  • Candalepas Associates
  • Canner Architects
  • Casey Brown Architecture
  • Castlepeake Consulting
  • Christchurch City Council
  • City of Sydney
  • Colin Williams Architecture Company
  • Colliers International
  • Connort and Colomon Architects
  • Cox Richardson Architects and Planners
  • Cracknell and Longergan
  • Deloitte
  • Department of Planning
  • DR Design
  • East China Architectural Design & Research Institute
  • ECCELL Environment
  • Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
  • Elders Real Estate Lidcombe
  • FKM Architects
  • Fountain Cosmetics
  • FuDaChi.com
  • Fulton Trotter and Partners Architects
  • Gosford City Council
  • Harbour Port Consulting
  • Hassell
  • Humphrey & Edwards
  • Integrated Design Group
  • ITC Group
  • Jasper Swan Stonemasonary
  • Jim Buda Architects
  • JMC Academy
  • Jo Gillies Architect
  • Johnson Pilton Walker
  • Katzis and Associates
  • Keith March constructions
  • Landmark Venues
  • Leichhardt Council
  • Luigi Rosselli
  • M Webster Holdings
  • Mackenzie Pronk Architects
  • Macquarie University
  • Marrickville Council
  • Mathew Stubbs Partners
  • McConnel Smith & Johnson Architects
  • Milkyway Image
  • Miramare Gardens
  • Mirvac
  • NBRS and Partners Architects
  • Neeson Murcutt Architects
  • Norwest Productions
  • NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water
  • NSW Health
  • Optus
  • Pepper Image
  • Peter Stutchburt Architects
  • Peter Willett Associates
  • PMDL Architecture and Design
  • Pragmatic Designers
  • PTW Architects
  • PW Architects
  • QANTAS
  • Quantum Collage
  • RailCorp
  • Reinhardt Jung
  • Roads and Maritime Services
  • Rock Interior Design
  • Rother Architects
  • SB Design
  • SCA Architect
  • Self Employed
  • Senitar
  • Simon Bathgate
  • Smart Design Studio
  • Spa 3D Australia
  • Squillace Nicholas Architects
  • Stanisic Associate Artitects
  • Supersoma
  • Sydney Water
  • TAFE NSW
  • Tanner Architects
  • Taronga Zoo
  • Telecraft Printing
  • Times Business Promotion
  • TJS Developments
  • Toshido
  • Turtin Burtin Architect
  • UGL Limited
  • University of Canberra
  • University of Sydney
  • Videoec
  • Vimwood Australia
  • VIRIDIS E3
  • Viscona
  • W Construction
  • Warringah Council
  • Waverly Council
  • Wellington Council
  • Westfield Design Construction
  • Wollongong City Council
  • Workcover
  • WSP Environmental and Energy