Preparing for a concert in the West Bank

ALVA Honours student brings music to the West Bank

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Immersing himself in the Arab culture of the West Bank was a perfect springboard into his art studies for Honours student Joshua Baker.

Rainwater harvesting the right solution

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Councils and developers need to consider the "suburb" as a giant piece of water collection infrastructure; a collective system for water management argues Matthew Delroy-Carr, sessional academic at the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts.

Advanced Timber Concepts Research Centre closed

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

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.

Cullity Gallery

Mid-Year Exhibition on now

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

The Mid-Year Exhibition of student work is on at UWA's Cullity Gallery until Wednesday 11 July, 2012.

Prizewinner Craig McCormack (l) with prize donor representative David Gulland fr

Top students recognised

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

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.

Image of The Met hotel in Bangkok designed by WOHA

"Breathing Architecture" lecture by leading international architect Richard Hassell

Thursday, 17 May 2012

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.

UWA library reopens after severe hailstorm damage

Friday, 23 March 2012

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.

House designed by Brian Klopper

Architectural innovator recognised

Thursday, 15 March 2012

A retrospective body of work of renowned architect Brian Klopper is being presented in an upcoming exhibition at UWA.

Architectural dreams in augmented reality

Monday, 5 March 2012

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.

Dirima Cuthbert

Perth "4WD" homes buck green trend

Friday, 24 February 2012

Many Perth houses are not energy efficient and building regulations don't encourage home builders to change, says a researcher from The University of Western Australia.

Performance Shell

South Hedland project

Friday, 3 February 2012

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.

Adjunct Professor Kerry Hill

UWA graduate honoured for ‘distinguished service to architecture’

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

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.’

School student puts the finishing touches to his model

New architects and designers in the making?

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

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.

Studio group at Arikamedu Roman Ruins

Indian study trip challenging Architecture students

Monday, 23 January 2012

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.

"A Tale of Two Cities"

Ground-breaking 3D visions of Australia's urban future

Monday, 21 November 2011

Imagine a future world of floating cities, submerged metropolises and new desert tracts in which much of Australia has become uninhabitable due to climate change.

Catastrophe arrives at ALVA

Thursday, 17 November 2011

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'.

Interior view of gallery from winning entry by Jennie Officer and team.

Martumili Architectural Competition winners announced

Friday, 11 November 2011

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.

Students working together

Yr 11 students wanted for Summer Design Studio 2013

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

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.

ALVA student painting

Inaugural Bali Art Studio

Friday, 16 September 2011

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.

ALVA House_exterior

The ALVA House nears completion

Thursday, 1 September 2011

The ALVA House is a modular timber framed structure that was recently constructed as part of the UWA Future Farm Project in Pingelly.