School of Design
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Research by staff and students in the School of Design aims to understand Australian cities' architecture, landscape and art, as well as create an impact on Australia and the world.
Our School of Design research focuses on Western Australian and Australian cities and housing, contemporary landscape theory, urban ecology and biophilic design, visual and building cultures, contemporary Australian art theory and practice, Indigenous art, and Byzantine architecture.
Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC)
The AUDRC is an independent, non-profit research centre and part of our UWA School of Design, with Postgraduate courses in Urban Design. Through the AUDRC we are able to test ideas through design and experimentation with urban design, prototypes, modeling and facilitation of learning.
2019 WA Architecture Awards Winners
School of Design staff Andrea Quagliola and Emiliano Roia (MORQ) have won at the 2019 WA Architecture Awards for "Cloister House." The design has also been shortlisted for a number of other prizes.Read more
Playing games is a serious way to win community backing
Dr Anthony Duckworth explains how serious games allow people to collectively imagine and help design their urban environments. This leads to a better understanding in the community of the trade-offs necessary in planning urban areas. It also gives policymakers and project managers important information about the values and preferences of locals.Read more
Dr Julian Bolleter
Dr Julian Bolleter is an urban designer, researcher and teacher, tackling issues facing Australian cities in the 21st century.Read more about Dr Julian Bolleter
Community and engagement
Future West Magazine
Future West (Australian Urbanism) is a biannual publication from the School that addresses the need for a conscientious debate about architecture, planning, culture, and society across Western Australia and beyond.It looks towards the future of urbanism, taking Perth and Western Australia as its reference point. Future West is available print-on-demand while a selection of articles from all issues is hosted at The Conversation.
Design studio for school students
Our annual Studio introduces high school students to the design at UWA. It is held during the January school holidays and covers architecture, landscape architecture, integrated design and visual arts through intense tuition sessions with staff.
The Design Hub is a dedicated working space tailored to the needs of design and architecture students.Read more about Design Hub