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  • 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

  • International fellowships to build an architect's view of humanities[20 April 2017]

    Two prestigious Harvard University affiliated fellowships have been awarded to Professor Andrew Leach and Dr Jennifer Ferng in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning. More

  • Georgia Forbes-Smith wins 2017 Architects Medallion[28 March 2017]

    Congratulations to Master of Architecture Alumna Georgia Forbes-Smith who has won the prestigious 2017 Architects Medallion. Awarded annually by the NSW Architects Registration board, the prize recognises a NSW Master of Architecture graduate who has achieved distinction, both in a particular subject area at final level and generally throughout the last two years of their course. More

  • Meet Laura Palmer - a new addition to the University of Sydney's IEQ Lab[28 March 2017]

    Laura Palmer, a life-size mannequin named after the fictional character from the 1990s American cult television series Twin Peaks, is the latest addition to the research team in the Indoor Environmental Quality Lab (IEQ) at the University of Sydney. More

  • 13 staff join the Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning[21 March 2017]

    Thirteen new staff join the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning to support the expanding research interests and growing student cohort that has increased by 35 per cent in five years. More

  • New double degree attracts future leaders in architecture from around Australia[14 March 2017]

    Angus Gregg from Perth and Clare Chuang from Brisbane have moved to Sydney to be among the first group of students to embark on Australia's new and only double degree in architecture at the University of Sydney. Demand for the five-year degree, with a limited intake, has exceeded expectations. The inaugural Program Director Dr Ross Anderson, from the University of Sydney's School of Architecture, Design and Planning, says the degree that combines the three-year Bachelor of Design in Architecture and the two-year Master of Architecture with honours embedded "has clearly appealed to the talented students for who it was conceived". More