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.

Project Co-ordinator Paul Trinidad with the ISI team

Agreement of collaboration with Indonesian Institute of the Arts

Thursday, 25 August 2011

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).

'Slum shack' to highlight poverty at international conference

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

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

A fresh look at developing Dampier by a new generation

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Six final year, architecture, landscape architecture and urban design students from The University of Western Australia (UWA) are taking a fresh look at ways to develop built form, infrastructure and landscape design at Dampier in the State's north west.

Raymond Jones Kiernan house

Pioneering ecological architect celebrated

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

The work of an architect who, over a career spanning seven decades, changed the landscape of Perth with his innovative houses, flats, schools and churches will be celebrated at a retrospective exhibition at The University of Western Australia.

Winthrop Professor Richard Weller

Planning experts discuss future vision for "big" Perth

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

With Perth's population projected to reach 3.5 million by 2050, it's time to think big about the planning challenges facing us and the policy responses needed to deal with these challenges, according to Associate Professor Paul Maginn, organiser of UWA's annual Stephenson Hepburn Oration to be held on 16 March.

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.