Professor Richard Weller

Leading landscape architect Richard Weller to head Urban Design Centre

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

An internationally regarded, leading-Australian landscape architect has been appointed as the new Director of the Urban Design Centre of Western Australia (UDC).

Bioregional designs 'hot up' ALVA Faculty

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Things have 'hotted up' this year at The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts (ALVA) with a bioregional design studio in landscape architecture.

The first year studio, which grappled with the big, bold, complex issues of global biodiversity, recognised the importance of 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity, and focused on the world's 25 geographical 'hotspots' of biodiversity significance.

Graduating Visual Arts students' work on display for a limited time

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Contemporary social and cultural issues will be deconstructed at a new exhibit on display at The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts (ALVA) for a limited time next month.

ALVA's third year Bachelor of Fine Arts students will present their Graduation Exhibition at the Faculty's Cullity Gallery from November 2 - 5.

Visual Arts Third Year and Exhibition Coordinator Sarah Douglas said the exhibit was a culmination of the 18 Fine Arts students three years of study at UWA.

Cut Hill 2010 Design Competition winner announced

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Shrouded under a cloak of secrecy to ensure each entry was based on its merit, the winner of the Cut Hill House 2010 Design Competition was announced as Team 371, lead by UWA Assistant Architecture Professor Rene Van Meeuwen, at the exhibition's official opening on Monday night.

ALVA staff and students competing to create world’s best practice sustainable house

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Teams of staff and students from The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts (ALVA) are competing against each other to design a world's best practice sustainable and sculptural house at Cut Hill, York, Western Australia, and for the $10,000 prize on offer.

As part of the Cut Hill House 2010 Design Competition, sponsored by Charlie and Caroline Morgan, the seven teams, whose identities are being kept strictly anonymous during the competition; have to design a home for the Morgans, including their four grown up children.

Image courtesy of John Maloney

Banksia exhibition highlights Australia's extraordinary floral diversity

Thursday, 17 June 2010

A new photographic exhibition of native flora will open at The University Club Gallery on July 2.

First TAFE students gain entry to UWA design course

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

A 20-year-old Iranian-born woman and a 21-year-old man from Réunion are the first students to enter The University of Western Australia under a new agreement between UWA and Central Institute of Technology, formerly Central TAFE.

Mammalia in Angel City by Jon Tarry

Artistic vision deepens cancer awareness

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Accompanying the launch of an important new book on a cancer that affects one in nine Australian women before the age of 75 are a series of pencil and wash drawings by Jon Tarry that symbolise the relationship between mother and child.

Architects in the making

Architects in the making

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

On Monday (18th January 2010) 22 WA high school students will discover what it's really like to be an Architect or Landscape Architect as they complete a Summer Design Studio at The University of Western Australia.

Landscape Architects Design and Develop

Landscape Architects Design and Develop

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree is a design based course that addresses both the problems and opportunities facing the natural and built environment.

As we become more conscious of preserving our environment, culture and artistic vision, Landscape Architecture has a growing relevance in our world.

New guide to Breast Cancer

Monday, 18 January 2010

Breast Cancer:  The Facts, an informative addition to the popular series published by Oxford University Press was officially launched at the Cullity Gallery at The University of Western Australia today.  The launch also marked the opening of an art exhibition featuring images and drawings from local artists, presenting an alternative dimension into the journey of breast cancer survivorship.

UWA architecture and urban design students win recognition

Friday, 13 November 2009

Students from The University of Western Australia have won recognition for design concepts for the redevelopment of Royal Perth Hospital and its health precinct.

Gus Rose

Clean green farm will make every raindrop count

Thursday, 12 November 2009

The University of Western Australia's Ridgefield Future Farm will be officially opened next week with the aim of integrating cropping, livestock and native ecology and being carbon neutral by 2020.

Simon Anderson

New Dean of Architecture at UWA

Thursday, 12 November 2009

A Western Australian architect who has taught at The University of Western Australia for the past 20 years has been appointed to lead the University's Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts as its Dean.

Art pushes cultural boundaries

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Two Indonesian art students are about to embark on an intensive art program of cultural orientation and investigation at The University of Western Australia (UWA) to see how art education differs from their home school in Java.

Achitecture, Landscape and Visual Arts building

Beachside sand structures before the jury

Friday, 1 May 2009

Leighton Beach will become a design hub on Tuesday (May 5) when Architecture and Landscape Architecture students from The University of Western Australia build a variety of three-dimensional sand structures which will later be judged.

Bushfire smart house

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

A PhD project at The University of Western Australia has resulted in the development of a house which can sustain itself in a bushfire without human intervention.

Fights, loss and videotape at UWA graduates' art exhibition

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

A canvas ‘painted' by people staging a bloody and theatrical fight; paintings that evoke nostalgia for a lost childhood at the beach; and a jumper knitted from video tape are some of the works on show in an exhibition opening soon at The University of Western Australia. 

Architecture and Landscape Architecture students visiting India's Taj Mahal

Architecture and Landscape students apply their skills outside the classroom

Thursday, 23 October 2008

A number of UWA students studying Architecture and Landscape Architecture have recently had the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in the ‘real world'. Fourteen Landscape Architecture students returned from India recently after starting work on plans for the gardens around the newly completed Australian High Commission's Chancery building in New Delhi, whilst a number of first year Architecture students have also put their skills into practise in a way that was enjoyed by the wider community for the Kings Park Festival.

Bush gazebos in Kings Park

Friday, 26 September 2008

Bush Gazebos inspired by the tale of Alice in Wonderland and designed by The University of Western Australia's architecture students promise to create another dimension at this year's Kings Park Wildflower Festival.