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.
Architecture graduate appointed NSW's first Government Architect
UWA graduate Abbie Galvin has been appointed NSW Government Architect – the first woman to hold the role in its 200-year history. A principal and director of architecture firm BVN, she will take up the position in December 2019Read more
Accolade at the 2019 Perth Royal Art Prize
Fine Arts lecturer Andy Quilty was a finalist for the Perth Royal Art Prize. Images: Andy Quilty 32°16’50.10’’S 115°42’16.83''E (Marking territory) | Motorbike burnout, concrete, pine, screen print on aluminium 60 x 60cm (x 2 panels)Read more
A healthy dose of nature
Dr Zoe Myers of the Australian Urban Design Research Centre talks about the growing evidence that being outdoors may also make you healthier. Have you had your 'dose' of nature today?Read more
Dr Fernando Jerez
Dr Fernando Jerez is an international award-winning architect, designer and educator at UWA’s School of Design.Read more about Dr Fernando Jerez
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
End of Year Exhibition
Presenting work from Fine Arts, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and History of Art.Read more
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