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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.
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
Bauhaus in Australia
History of Art lecturer Dr Darren Jorgensen reviews a new exhibition in Melbourne and a book on the Bauhaus, the German art school of the 1920s, that offer a new history of the avant-garde and art education in Australia.Read more
International recognition for architects
Dr Fernando Jerez and his team at SMAR Architecture Studio have been selected in the top 4 (out of 248 architectural ideas) for an international competition for a new concert hall at Vilnius.Read more
Lawns and sustainability
UWA School of Design Landscape Architecture Program Director Dr Maria Ignatieva was recently interviewed by ABC News about lawn issues and how greener alternatives in suburbia are more environmentally friendly. "We are trying to take the existing way of making turf, but looking for the most sustainable and least resource-dependent solutions" says Dr Ignatieva.Read more
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
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
Junior Art and Design Awards
As part of our commitment to the broader community, the UWA School of Design is proud to announce its inaugural Junior Art and Design Awards. In celebration of the emerging creative talent which exists across Western Australia, the awards are open to young artists and designers who engage in a variety of disciplinesRead 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