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  • Design student ideas aid the delivery of better healthcare[26 June 2017]

    A toy that reports a child’s behaviour, an interactive game that destigmatises mental health, and a virtual healing garden that cultivates patient feedback - these were among 24 ideas developed by University of Sydney students to aid in the delivery of better healthcare. More

  • 2017 NSW Graduate and Student Architecture Awards[8 June 2017]

    Congratulations to all University of Sydney graduates and students who were recognised at 2017 Australian Institute of Architects' NSW Graduate and Student Architecture Awards. More

  • Research sets guidelines for India's building code to reduce energy consumption[1 June 2017]

    A joint research project between India and Australia involving the University of Sydney has produced a new set of guidelines for India's building code that aims to reduce the energy consumption of the second most populated country in the world. More

  • A Vivid moment for two architecture graduates[1 June 2017]

    Two University of Sydney architecture graduates Benjamin Jay Shand and Nicolas Locane have erected their first Vivid sculpture - a mesmerising beacon of light that lures festival goers along Circular Quay to the Overseas Passenger Terminal. More

  • The Form of the Informal[25 May 2017]

    Students from the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning and the Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB), recently participated in a joint studio to study the informal settlement of Lebak Siliwangi in Bandung, the Indonesian capital of West Java province. More

  • Australians' deep-seated fear of foreign investment in housing remains[18 May 2017]

    A study of almost 900 Sydneysiders about their perception of foreign investors in the real estate market finds a deep-seated fear that Australian property is being bought and house prices driven by foreign and, particularly, Chinese investment. More

  • Policy sentiment rather than substance for housing affordability[16 May 2017]

    The Federal Treasurer clearly understands the housing affordability pressures facing moderate and low income renters and Australia's growing homeless. His budget speech set the scene for a package of measures to boost affordable housing supply and recalibrate demand settings. A record number of new and recycled measures recognise the spectrum of crisis housing to home ownership, but there's little in the way of substantive policy change. More

  • Students showcase their talent at DesignBUILD 2017[2 May 2017]

    Eight architecture students at the University of Sydney have unveiled their winning designs for the upcoming DesignBUILD expo, opening Wednesday 3 May at Sydney's new Convention Centre, Darling Harbour. More

  • VIVID Sydney: explore the highlights in science, design and music[2 May 2017]

    Our staff, students and alumni will take part in VIVID Sydney from 26 May - 17 June 2017. The 23-day festival of light, music and ideas will showcase talent from science, design and music, highlighting the exceptional breadth of our community. More

  • Dr Luke Hespanhol finalist for Rita and John Cornforth Medal[26 April 2017]

    Congratulations to Dr Luke Hespanhol, lecturer in Design, who has been named a finalist for the Rita and John Cornforth University PhD Medal. More

  • Australian governments are treading lightly around Airbnb[26 April 2017]

    Australia, and particularly Sydney, is gripped by a housing affordability crisis. So the NSW government's omission of any concrete commitment to monitor the conversion of permanent rental housing to holiday accommodation, like Airbnb and Stayz, is concerning. More

  • Penelope Seidler, architect, advocate and champion of the arts[20 April 2017]

    We talk with Penelope Seidler AM about her extraordinary contribution to Australia's culture life which has been recognised with a 2017 Alumni Award by the University of Sydney. More