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  • 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

  • Architecture/Built Environment at Sydney Uni already 1st in Australia and rises to 15th globally[8 March 2017]

    Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Sydney retains the number one spot in Australia for the second year and moves up two places to 15th globally, following the release of 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject today. More

  • Architecture students learn 'real life' lessons from Yarrabah[7 March 2017]

    The Indigenous community of Yarrabah, situated about 50km south-east of Cairns, was the focus of a design studio undertaken by University of Sydney architecture students who were given a unique opportunity to work with the local community on an affordable housing project. More

  • Why housing supply shouldn't be the only policy tool politicians cling to[15 February 2017]

    The most popular government policy at the moment for solving housing affordability continues to be increasing housing supply. After a visit to the UK to look at this very problem, Treasurer Scott Morrison said: More

  • Dynamic duo wins prize for best graduation work in global competition[14 February 2017]

    Jonathon Donnelly and Jennifer McMaster, University of Sydney's 2015 graduates of the Bachelor of Design and Architecture (honours), are among eight winners from a field of 385 graduation projects submitted for Archiprix International 2017. More

  • The 'Ubers' of digital real estate have housing researchers wary[14 February 2017]

    The rapid global expansion of the residential property market driven by the uploading of digital real estate in the last decade has housing researchers concerned. The globalisation of residential real estate through new digital platforms will be raised in a keynote address by the University of Sydney's Dr Dallas Rogers at the 2017 Australasian Housing Researchers conference at RMIT University in Melbourne on Thursday, 16 February. More

  • The community impact of Airbnb calls for closer scrutiny[19 January 2017]

    There needs to be closer scrutiny of the impact of online short-term home rentals following concerns over platforms such as Airbnb, new University of Sydney research finds. More