Architecture and Design
Study architecture and design to create cities, cultures and communities for a sustainable future. In this field, creative and strategic thinking come together.
Tackle the greatest challenges facing global cities, learn how to create liveable environments and make your mark on infrastructure projects while developing socially engaged designs and responsible heritage practices.
Study in this field will develop your critical thinking skills and help you find creative solutions to bring spaces to life. You will use state-of-the-art equipment, such as plastic-extrusion 3D printers and laser cutters, and have access to facilities such as the Cullity Gallery, Design Hub, printmaking studios and 24/7 computer labs.
You will participate in real projects, from housing and museums to space stations, with our range of industry and community engagement opportunities, enabling you to make a difference.
Our courses help you forge a strong foundation for your future career, ensuring you graduate with the skills to shape the world around you.
- Award-winning students and grads who get jobs
1st in WA for full-time employment for postgraduate coursework students in Architecture & Urban Environments (QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020).
Many of our degrees are accredited or recognised by the relevant body.
Test your ideas through design and experimentation
at the Australian Urban Design Research Centre, an independent, research centre within our School of Design.
- Learn from award-winning, internationally recognised teachers and practitioners.
- Best reputation among employers
for architecture (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020).
Graduate architect at Klopper and Davis, Zac Evangelisti, shares why he loves architecture, the best thing about studying it at UWA, and his advice for future students.
Where our graduates go
Architecture and Design can take you anywhere in the world. Graduates have gone on to create landmark designs as the next generation of architects, landscape architects and urban designers.
Notable alumni include:
- Architect, President of the WA branch of the Australian Institute of Architects, and Deputy Lord Mayor of Perth Sandy Anghie
- Architect Richard Hassell (Director WOHA, Singapore)
- NSW’s first female government architect Abbie Galvin
- WA Government Architect Rebecca Moore
- ABC's Restoration Australia host Stuart Harrison
Clever and creative design is needed now more than ever, and Western Australia is a unique place in which to learn and practise the field of architecture, landscape architecture, uban design and environmental planning.
Strong future growth is forecast for jobs in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban and regional planning (joboutlook.gov.au).
- Architectural draftsperson
- Conservation officer
- Environmental consultant
- Environmental manager
- Land economist
- Landscape architect
- Natural resource manager
- Policy analyst
- Policy and planning manager
- Urban and regional planner
- Urban designer
Job growth in this industry
To find out more about our range of undergraduate courses, visit Our courses explained.
- Bachelor's degrees
- Integrated honours
- Graduate certificates
- Graduate diplomas
- Master’s degrees
- Research degrees
Learn from our experts
Kirill de Lancastre JedenovArchitecture Landscape Architecture and Urban Design
Kirill de Lancastre Jedenov is an architect, researcher, and educator at the UWA School of Design.Read more
Dr Rob CameronArchitecture Landscape Architecture and Urban Design
Dr Rob Cameron is a lecturer and researcher exploring emerging technologies, their impact on the past, present and future of cities, and the opportunities they present for interdisciplinary design research.Read more
Dr Rosangela TenorioArchitecture Landscape Architecture and Urban Design
Dr Rosangela Tenorio is an academic and architect specialising in design for development.Read more
Emeritus Professor William (Bill) TaylorArchitecture Landscape Architecture and Urban Design
Emeritus Professor William (Bill) M Taylor is a registered architect and academic at the UWA School of Design.Read more
Christina NicholsonArchitecture Landscape Architecture and Urban Design
Christina Nicholson is a registered landscape architect and a lecturer at the UWA School of Design.Read more
Craig McCormackArchitecture Landscape Architecture and Urban Design
Craig McCormack is a lecturer and researcher with a passion for teaching architectural design.Read more
Emily Van EykArchitecture Landscape Architecture and Urban Design
Emily Van Eyk is a practising architect and award-winning teacher in the UWA School of Design.Read more
Dr Fernando JerezArchitecture Landscape Architecture and Urban Design
Dr Fernando Jerez is an international award-winning architect, designer and educator at UWA’s School of Design.Read more
Dr Julian BolleterArchitecture Landscape Architecture and Urban Design
Dr Julian Bolleter is an urban designer, researcher and teacher, tackling issues facing Australian cities in the 21st century.Read more
Dr Kate HislopArchitecture Landscape Architecture and Urban Design
Dr Kate Hislop is a registered architect and has been an academic at UWA for over 20 years.Read more
Lara PinhoArchitecture Landscape Architecture and Urban Design
Lara Pinho is an award-winning lecturer and architect focused on sustainability and social impact at the School of Design.Read more
Professor Maria IgnatievaArchitecture Landscape Architecture and Urban Design
Professor Maria Ignatieva is a landscape architect and urban ecologist who teaches and researches at the UWA School of Design.Read more
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Our Future Students Centre is ready to answer all your questions.
- Phone – Domestic students
- 131 UWA (131 892)
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