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November 2012
Design Lab Research presented at OzChi Conference   View Summary
28 November 2012
Research from the Design Lab is being presented at the annual OzChi conference in Melbourne this week. Design Lab lecturer, Lian Loke, is also running a workshop in conjunction with collaborators from UTS.
Noel Chettle Award Winners Announced   View Summary
20 November 2012
The 2012 Noel Chettle Awards were presented in the Faculty on November 15, 2012
Design Computing Student's Work on Apple App Store   View Summary
20 November 2012
A student-developed iPad app, produced in the Bachelor of Design Computing has been accepted for distribution by the Apple App Store.
Architecture academics secure government research agreement   View Summary
8 November 2012
Two staff members from the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning have secured a prestigious ARC research grant.
Students renew urban spaces through transformative architecture   View Summary
8 November 2012
Graduating student works in the field of architecture will be exhibited at the Wilkinson Building on November 29th.
October 2012
Digital Fabrication leads the way in Sculptures by the Sea, Bondi.   View Summary
30 October 2012
Mirador, by Ivana Kuzmanovska and Rachel CouperTwo entries in this year's Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi exhibition have been produced using the ATSC's advanced digital fabrication capacities.
Design Lab Launches Transporter Talks Series   View Summary
22 October 2012
Transporter Talks LogoThe Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning's Design Lab has launched a new series of talks, as part of our engagement with the NSW Chapter of the Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG)
Digital Entrepreneurs succeed in international competitions   View Summary
15 October 2012
Students collaborating on entriesTwo student teams from the Bachelor of Design Computing have bested international competition in the Media Architecture Biennale awards and the Google Australia-sponsored OzCHI 24 Student Challenge.
Design Lab's Oliver Bown tours US West Coast   View Summary
9 October 2012
The Design Lab's Dr. Oliver Bown is on a tour of conferences and public presentations in the United States, where he will demonstrate his music software and present on the topic of autonomous generation of music.
In Memoriam: Neville Thiele   View Summary
3 October 2012
Neville ThieleIt is with sadness that the Faculty marks the passing of distinguished alumnus Neville Thiele.
September 2012
Faculty welcomes Francois Blanciak to the discipline of Architecture   View Summary
20 September 2012
The Faculty warmly welcomes Fran├žois Blanciak as our latest member of staff.
Architecture revue finds a home in audiences' hearts   View Summary
6 September 2012
Actors in the 2012 Architecture Revue, Game of HomesThe 2012 Architecture Revue, 'Game of Homes' was performed to applause at the Seymour Centre last week.
Did you meet your future boss at yesterday's architecture careers fair?   View Summary
5 September 2012
Students and employers attend the architecture careers fairEleven of Sydney's biggest Architectural firms were in the hearth yesterday to answer students' questions on graduate employment
New Studio-based PhD Options Available from 2013   View Summary
5 September 2012
The Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning has approved a new, studio-based mode of study for Doctorate of Philosophy students.
Industry and government applaud next-generation IEQ laboratory   View Summary
3 September 2012
The Faculty's Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Laboratory was opened to industry acclaim on by Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Greg Combet, on Friday.
Faculty hosts third annual Park Light competition   View Summary
3 September 2012
Parklight contestants light up University buildings.The Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning hosted the third Park Light competition on Thursday. The event is a collaboration between lighting students and local industry to creatively light a public space.
Biome Digital Interdisciplinations Exhibition Reopens   View Summary
3 September 2012
Visitors to Biome are impressed with the prototype worksFollowing its temporary closure last week for the IEQ Laboratory launch, the Biome 'Digital Interdisciplinations' exhibition has reopened in the Tin Sheds Gallery for its final week.
August 2012
Melting Multidisciplinary Diamonds: Faculty welcomes Jennifer Ferng to our academic community   View Summary
27 August 2012
Jennifer FerngExtending our series of profiles of new staff, the Faculty highlights Jennifer Ferng's perspectives on architectural education and how multidisciplinary approaches are informing teaching and practice.
Faculty hosts inaugural Biome Symposium   View Summary
20 August 2012
Biome, a cluster of interdisciplinary researchers investigating shared languages of mathematics and design, hosted its first annual conference at the Faculty on Saturday.
Biome Exhibition Opens to Packed Crowd   View Summary
13 August 2012
The Biome 2012 Exhibition, Digital Interdisciplinations, opened last week in the Faculty's Tin Sheds Gallery to a strong public reception and positive reviews.
July 2012
Architecture students and Broken Hill Council collaborate on new film studio.    View Summary
17 July 2012
Broken Hill Studio Group A team of University of Sydney students from the Architecture and Business programs will this week visit the site of the proposed Broken Hill Studios and contribute their knowledge to the project.
June 2012
Faculty welcomes Sean Anderson to Architecture   View Summary
29 June 2012
Sean AndersonThe Faculty is delighted to welcome Sean Anderson to the discipline of Architecture and Allied Arts for Semester II, 2012.
Alumni awarded Boral Design Awards 2011/2012   View Summary
28 June 2012
The winning entry by Casey Bryant, <Insert House Here>Two of the Faculty's alumni are the recipients of Boral Australia Design Awards for 2011/2012.
Faculty students bring home prizes from AIA NSW student awards night   View Summary
15 June 2012
AIA LogoSome of the Faculty's most talented students are the recipients of awards from the Australian Institute of Architects NSW Chapter.
Faculty alumni awarded Australia's highest honours   View Summary
15 June 2012
Two Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning alumni received Queen's Birthday Honours this year. Congratulations to Christopher Johnson ('68) and Graeme Bond ('67).
Marjo Niemela Launches ATSC Workhop Upgrades   View Summary
6 June 2012
Marjo_NiemeläUpgrades in the Architectural and Technical Services Centre (ATSC) workshops to be re-launched by Marjo Niemela and her skilled team of technicians.
May 2012
The Lights Shine On - Vivid Festival Continues   View Summary
31 May 2012
The first week of Vivid Sydney is over. No matter, there's still plenty of time to see our installations before the festival closes on the 11th of June
Biome Symposium 2012 - Call for Papers   View Summary
31 May 2012
The Biome Symposium 2012 is currently calling for papers. Biome is the 2012 Interdisciplinations Exhibition, showcasing the relationships between art, architecture and interactive media.
Commonwealth Supported Places available for Master of Urban and Regional Planning   View Summary
25 May 2012
Limited Commonwealth Supported Places are now available for domestic students undertaking or planning to undertake the Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Faculty Academic named National Architecture Conference Creative Co-Director for 2013.    View Summary
21 May 2012
Sandra Kaji-O'Grady & John ManicorFaculty of Architecture, Design and Planning academic Professor Sandra Kaji-O'Grady is one of two creative co-directors for the Australian Institute of Architects' 2013 national conference.
Faculty students prepare for Vivid Sydney 2012   View Summary
21 May 2012
chromapollinationThe Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning is entering several student works into Vivid Sydney this year. Vivid is the largest illumination festival in the southern hemisphere.
Students shortlisted at international design prize   View Summary
19 May 2012
Three Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning graduates have been shortlisted for the prestigious CAPITheticAL award.
Design Computing Graduates Establish Data Visualisation Firm   View Summary
8 May 2012
Andrea Lau and Jack Zhao - Founders of Small MultiplesAndrea Lau (Bachelor of Design Computing, (Honours) 2007) and Jack Zhao (Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts, 2009) have leveraged their studies at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning to found a data visualisation firm, Small Multiples.
April 2012
Faculty academics promote new IEQ Laboratory at leading international conference, UK.    View Summary
19 April 2012
Faculty researchers at the Windsor Conference on ComfortUniversity of Sydney Academics, Researchers and PhD Candidates present at prestigious UK conference on comfort.
Master of Urban and Regional Planning students win scholarships to study in the EU.    View Summary
17 April 2012
Student Mobility Exchange Grants for Sustainability Studies in Business, Engineering and Architecture grants awarded to two students.
Faculty alumnus appointed president-elect of the Australian Institute of Architects   View Summary
17 April 2012
Paul Berkemeier, President-Elect, AIAAlumnus and academic Paul Berkemeier appointed AIA president-elect 2012-13 and 2013 incoming national president.
March 2012
29 March 2012
Antonio Sanmartin; A Architects Barcelona launches the Public Lecture 2012
Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning Welcomes New Staff for 2012   View Summary
23 March 2012
The Faculty of Architecture Design and planning has made several appointments over the summer break. New staff have joined the faculty or are commencing soon. We present here a brief profile of our new staff members and extend to them our warm welcome to the University of Sydney.
Faculty Alumnus Wins Australia's Highest Architecture honour.    View Summary
22 March 2012
University Sydney of Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning alumnus and former professor, Lawrence Nield, wins 2012 Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal.
Faculty Appoints New Director of Urban Design & Planning    View Summary
19 March 2012
Rod SimpsonAssociate Professor Roderick Simpson joined the faculty late last year, while maintaining active involvement in his architectural firm, Simpson+Wilson.
Faculty refurbishment nears completion   View Summary
19 March 2012
Masters StudiosWhile students are away for the summer sunning themselves at the beach, or visiting loved ones in their home states and countries, the hard work of the university continues apace.
Julian Lipscombe Lectures at Sydney University   View Summary
16 March 2012
Lecture ImageJulian Lipscome of UK firm Bennetts Associates Architects Lectures at Sydney University this March.
Design Lab's Dr Oliver Bown launches landmark new concept in electronic music   View Summary
16 March 2012
IkarusDesign Lab's Dr Oliver Bown launches landmark new concept in electronic music to a worldwide audience.
Julian Lipscombe Lectures at Sydney University   View Summary
16 March 2012
Lecture ImageJulian Lipscome of UK firm Bennetts Associates Architects Lectures at Sydney University this March.
Global leader heads up Illumination program   View Summary
15 March 2012
Wendy DavisLeading researcher in light standards and measurement
January 2012
Space available for Late Round offers in Design Computing   View Summary
19 January 2012
Bachelor of Design Computing worksThe Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning is pleased to announce that additional spaces have been made available in the Bachelor of Design Computing program.