Rare insights into the demolition of the iconic Perth Entertainment Centre and intriguing ideas behind the design of new Perth Arena will be revealed in an exhibition at the Australian Urban Design Research Centre - affiliated with The University of Western Australia - during November.
The impact of stormwater management on local wetlands and urban design will be the main focus for review as State and local governments, business, industry and The University of Western Australia prepares to launch new research that will guide water management reform in Western Australia.
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.
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'.