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.
Secondary students recognised with UWA awards
Young local artists and designers were recognised at our inaugural Junior Art & Design Award presentation celebrating emerging creative talent in Western Australia.Read more
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
Dr Clarissa Ball
Dr Clarissa Ball is an art historian and the Director of the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies.Read more about Dr Clarissa Ball
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
Dr Nigel Westbrook
Dr Nigel Westbrook is an architectural history researcher, lecturer and research supervisor at the School of Design.Read more about Dr Nigel Westbrook
Dr Kate Hislop
Dr Kate Hislop is a registered architect and has been an academic at UWA for over 20 years.Read more about Dr Kate Hislop
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
Craig McCormack is a lecturer and researcher with a passion for teaching architectural design.Read more about Craig McCormack
Emily Van Eyk
Emily Van Eyk is a practising architect and award-winning teacher in the UWA School of Design.Read more about Emily Van Eyk
Dr Ionat Zurr
Dr Ionat Zurr is a pioneering artist and researcher in bioart.Read more about Dr Ionat Zurr
Dr Maria Ignatieva
Dr Maria Ignatieva is a landscape architect and urban ecologist who teaches and researches at the UWA School of Design.Read more about Dr Maria Ignatieva
Christina Nicholson is a registered landscape architect and a lecturer at the UWA School of Design.Read more about Christina Nicholson
Dr Tijana Vujosevic
Assistant Professor Tijana Vujosevic is a historian of the built environment and published researcher at the School of Design at The University of Western Australia.Read more about Dr Tijana Vujosevic
Arvi Wattel is an art historian with international experience, and a lecturer at the UWA School of Design.Read more about Arvi Wattel
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