The Advanced Timber Concepts Research Centre (ATC) in the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts was established to administer the research work associated with a joint venture between The University of Western Australia and the Forest Products Commission. The agreement expired in December 2010 and the ATC Research Centre has now closed.
Seventeen of ALVA’s top students from 2011 were recognised for their exceptional work in both practical and theoretical subjects at the Annual Prize-Giving Ceremony and exhibition opening held on Thursday 10 May.
The Inaugural Dean's Lecture was held on 30 April at the University Club. The Lecture ‘Breathing Architecture for the 21st Century' was presented by Richard Hassell, Founding Director of WOHA in Singapore and Adjunct Professor of Architecture at UWA.
Education Minister Elizabeth Constable today reopened The University of Western Australia's Education, Fine Arts and Architecture Library, after it was severely damaged during Perth's freak 2010 hailstorm.
Imagine walking inside a beautiful cathedral that exists only in virtual space or inspecting a 3D display home from every angle on a smart phone or digital tablet in the comfort of your home or office.
Construction is now complete on the white curvilinear Performance Shell which is located in the newly-developed urban centre of South Hedland. The project, which is part of a major infrastructure scheme for the Pilbara Cities Initiative, was officially opened by the Minister for Regional Development & Lands, Hon Brendon Grylls MLA, in December.
Internationally recognised UWA Architecture graduate and Adjunct Professor, Kerry Hill, has been made an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) for ‘distinguished service to architecture, particularly as an ambassador for Australian design in South East Asia, and as an educator and mentor.’
The four day annual Summer School Studio was held this month for Year 12 students from WA schools. Aimed at students interested in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture and urban design, the studio provides a taste of life as a Bachelor of Design student.
A group of 3rd, 4th and 5th year architecture students is currently in India, working in a collaborative studio with students from the School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University, Chennai. Their common goal is to address design problems relevant to the contemporary Indian context.
Recently, the Australian Research Council (ARC) announced that the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Art's Winthrop Professor Bill Taylor and Winthrop Professor Michael Levine (UWA Philosophy), in collaboration with three-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist James O'Byrne (New Orleans), have won a major Discovery Project award for research on ‘Catastrophe: a historical and philosophical assessment of urban disaster, ethics and the built environment'.
On 3 November the winners of the Martumili Architectural Competition were announced by Associate Professor Patric de Villiers at a showcase event at the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts (ALVA).
The limited design competition for an innovative Arts and Gallery Facility for Martumili Artists in Newman, WA was held by the Martumili Creative Indigenous Partnership, BHP Billiton, the WA Government, the Shire of East Pilbara and ALVA.
Current Yr 11 students with an interest in architecture, urban design or landscape architecture are being invited to take part in the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts' (ALVA) Summer Schools' Studio 2013.
During the mid-semester break, 19 students from the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts (ALVA) travelled to Bali as part of the inaugural Bali Art Studio. The studio was offered as an elective unit and was taken by students studying Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Fine Arts.
In a significant ceremony the Rector of Indonesian Institute of the Arts (ISI) Profesor Dr I Wayan Rai, along with Ibu Made Rinu the Dekan of the Faculty of Art and Design (FSRD), signed an agreement of collaboration with the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts (ALVA).
A ‘slum shack' will be built by urban planning students from The University of Western Australia to highlight the plight of millions of people living in informal settlements in rapidly urbanising areas of the developing world.
The ‘shack' will be constructed during a major UWA-hosted international conference from 4 to 7 July