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We provide many opportunities to expand your networks

Our alumni have achieved remarkable success in their professional careers and as mentors, volunteers and advisers helping to improve the lives of others.

Many of our alumni have shaped our cities’ skylines and made leading contributions to the intellectual debates around pressing issues of urban planning, design, built form and social equity.

Stay connected with your fellow alumni and keep in touch with what’s going on through Sydney Alumni Magazine (SAM), our email newsletter SAM Extra, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

All you have to do is keep your details up to date so you don't miss out on any of the great opportunities available.

Alumni Association

The Alumni Association encourages alumni to maintain contact with the University, the school and each other, and facilitates connections between the University and the wider profession.

The Alumni Association hosts a number of events throughout the year, open to alumni and friends, which include:

Walks – A series of tours led by alumni, academic staff, stakeholders and other design professionals to explain developments such as Green Square, the Goods Line and Central Park.

Talks – Hosted in conjunction with the Art Gallery of NSW. Panel discussions that include members of the profession, alumni and academics discussing a wide range of topics seeking to educate, illuminate and challenge.

Student Conference – Hosted in conjunction with the school for undergraduates to examine current trends in the profession and explore opportunities to work overseas. Students hear directly from alumni about their different career paths to get a broader understanding of where their tertiary education may take them.

Workshops – Opportunities to gain CPD points and update or learn new skills in the DMaF Lab.

Graduate exhibition – The VIP opening co-hosted by the Alumni Association, is a celebration of the academic achievements of the graduating cohort and an opportunity for industry to meet students and staff.

The association consists of a group of dedicated volunteers, currently working in the professions of architecture, interaction design and planning, as well as academics and staff from the University.

If you are interested in joining this committee please contact Bridget Bible, Alumni and Engagement Coordinator at bridget.bible@sydney.edu.au

Current committee members

  • Kristin Utz (Chair), Director, Utz Sanby Architects
  • Lynette Gurr, Senior Heritage Architect
  • Prue Hudson, Social Planning Consultant, Elton Consulting
  • Dr Adrienne Keane, Program Director, Master of Urbanism
  • Michael Muir, Program Director, Bachelor of Design in Architecture
  • Chloe Rayfield,  Architect, Tanner Kibble Denton
  • Associate Professor Martin Tomitsch, Head of Design
  • Sue Ziesing, Design Manager, Hansen Yuncken

Notable alumni

  • Andrew Andersons AO, BSc(Arch)'64, BArch'64
  • John Andrews AO, DArch'88, BArch'57
  • Louise Cox AO, BArch'63, DipTCPlan'71    
  • Philip Cox AO, BArch'62, DipTCPlan'71                                                       
  • Richard Francis-Jones, BSc(Arch)'81, BArch'85                
  • James Grose, BArch'85    
  • Sarah Hill, MUrbRPlan'00, BSc'99                                        
  • Richard Leplastrier AO, BArch'63    
  • Rachel Neeson, BSc(Arch)'90, BArch'94        
  • Crighton Nichols, PhD'15                                        
  • Philip Thalis, BSc(Arch)'82, BArch'85                                        
  • Ninotschka Titchkosky, BSc(Arch)'92, BArch'95                                        
  • Peter Tonkin, BSc(Arch)(1975) BArch(1977)                                       
  • Alex Tzannes AM, BSc(Arch)'74, BArch'76                                        
  • Brian Zulaikha, BArch(1968)