ALVA China visit strengthens ties

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

A recent visit to China by the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts (ALVA) during the semester break saw him travel to two major cities in a packed schedule that included a lecture at Zhejiang University and duties as an architectural competition juror.

Jorg Baumeister

New Director for the Australian Urban Design Research Centre

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Following an international search, The University of Western Australia is pleased to announce that Dr Jörg Baumeister has recently been appointed as the new Director of the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC).

Winning scheme for the 1991 Perth City Foreshore Urban Design Competition

Take me to the river - past, present and future

Thursday, 31 October 2013

From almost the first moment of colonisation in 1829, the question of how to best harness and make use of Perth's riverfront setting has taxed the minds of its citizens and administrators.

Luminous Dreams (artist impression)

Mid-West future tale: UWA Centenary grand finale

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Following on from the huge success of LuminousNight, The University of Western Australia's biggest community event in a century, the city of Geraldton will play host to Luminous Dreams, the curtain closer to UWA's centenary celebrations.

PARK(ing) Day Nashville

Pop-up living room for Perth's PARK(ing) Day

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

In cities around the globe this Friday, artists, activists and citizens will temporarily transform metered car parking spaces into public parks and other social spaces, as part of an annual event called PARK(ing) Day.

Design and planning workshops - 'Recasting Terra Nullius...'

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

The Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts will host two events next month, part of the national Office of Learning and Teaching research project ‘Recasting Terra Nullius - Indigenising Built Environment Education and Practice’*.

Augmented Australia 1914 - 2014

UWA to represent Australian architecture on world stage

Thursday, 18 July 2013

A team led by Assistant Professor Rene Van Meeuwen from the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts at UWA has won the coveted position of creative director of the Australian exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014, one of the discipline's most prestigious and important events.

Detail from The Scream by Chris Lawrence, oil on canvas, 2013

Latest exhibition at Artlaab

Friday, 12 July 2013

/Fractions/ is an exhibition of works by artist and UWA Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) graduate Chris Lawrence exploring the texture of electronic noise as it breaks down, shifts and distorts the transmitted image.

Art work by Glen Stewart

Hint of history in Winter Arts paintings

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Drawing on his interest in historical painting techniques, a staff-member and fine arts graduate from The University of Western Australia will exhibit some of his recent works during the City of Perth's Winter Arts season.

Gridded timber 'trees' for school garden centrepiece

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Master of Architecture students participating in Semester 1’s Timber in Architecture elective have recently completed the design and build of a new outdoor structure at Carey Baptist College Primary School in Perth's southern suburbs.

Architecture students in Shanghai

Megacities study tour in the lower Yangtze Delta

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

A group of 18 students, led by Assistant Professor Romesh Goonewardene and PhD candidate He Shan, undertook an architectural study tour of the lower Yangtze Delta in early April 2013.

Levee breach in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina ©2005 BY JAMES O’BYRNE,

Catastrophe Project hosts public lecture series and symposium

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

As part of their Australian Research Council (ARC) funded project ‘Catastrophe: a historical and philosophical assessment of urban disaster, ethics and the built environment', Winthrop Professors William Taylor (Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts), and Michael Levine (Faculty of Arts), will host two public lectures in the first week of June.

Qian Yun Say with Steve Sutton from Boral Midland Brick

Prize-winning students recognised

Friday, 10 May 2013

Eighteen of ALVA's top students from 2012 were recognised for their exceptional work in both practical and theoretical subjects at the Annual Prize-Giving Ceremony and Exhibition opening held last night.

CapiTHETICAL competition commendation for AUDRC

Friday, 15 March 2013

Winners of the CAPITheticAL competition, a Centenary of Canberra project administered by the Australian Institute of Architects, were announced last night. The Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC)’s entry by Dr Julian Bolleter and Professor Richard Weller received a commendation.

Report co-authored by AUDRC aims to transform Perth

Friday, 15 March 2013

The Australian Urban Design Research Centre has co-authored a report with the Australian Greens and the Property Council of Australia proposing that redevelopment of seven major urban transport corridors in Perth is an intelligent way to achieve residential infill targets.

Thur Pei Mak with her award

Architecture graduate wins top Malaysian award

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Master of Architecture graduate Thur Pei Mak was recently awarded the inaugural Tan Sri Chan Sau Lai Architecture Award by the Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM).

Attackers from space to help launch LUMINOUSnight

Friday, 1 February 2013

A giant spaceship will hover over The University of Western Australia's Reid Library, a weird one-eyed flying creature will guard UWA's new Centenary sundial, and a swarm of space invaders will threaten the University Club - but only in ‘augmented reality'.

Laura Thwaites accepting her prize

Landscape Architecture student wins WA Water Award

Thursday, 6 December 2012

On Friday 30 November at a gala dinner at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, final year Landscape Architecture student, Laura Thwaites, was awarded the WA Undergraduate Water Prize (as part of the Australian Water Association (AWA) Water Awards 2012).

Students working together

Yr 11 students wanted for Summer Design Studio 2013

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

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.

Perth Arena

Enthralling memories unveil secrets of new Arena

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Rare insights into the demolition of the iconic Perth Entertainment Centre and intriguing ideas behind the futuristic design of new Perth Arena are revealed in an impressive exhibition at the Australian Urban Design Research Centre - affiliated with The University of Western Australia - opening in Perth on Friday (November 2).