School of Built Environment

Scientia Building at Kensington Campus

This 2022 round of grants will support research across UNSW Sydney’s six faculties, with topics ranging from cooling technologies for urban heat mitigation to systemic risk in insurance.

man at home on sofa listening to music with a smartphone

UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture stories explored a range of ideas, from purpose-built quarantine facilities to whether artificial intelligence could create art.

Prof. Ford and Prof. Freestone

Two UNSW Sydney professors are recognised for their outstanding contribution to the humanities.

sydney city cbd silhouette

New building materials that reflect rather than absorb solar energy can reduce peak temperatures in our cities by up to four degrees. 

razorwire fences at a prison

Prisons seem an unlikely source of outstanding university students, but it is. What’s more, those who have done such study are much less likely to re-offend when they get out.

The ICU equipment tower in the Intensive Care Unit

A new-generation ICU unit on wheels is timely during COVID-19, when ICU capacity needs to surge.

bushfire evacuees shrouded in thick haze

Supporting regional communities to respond to the increasing threat of climate-fuelled disasters has never been more vital.

the japan national stadium

It aims to be the most sustainable Games in history, but will Tokyo 2020 break the Olympic record? 

University campus on an Aboriginal hunting ground

Universities must meaningfully acknowledge they are sited on unceded First Nations land and Indigenous culture should be recognised in campus design. These steps are vital for reconciliation.

A woman peers out at the city from a hotel room some floors up

The Federal government has just announced it will help fund the building of a quarantine facility in Victoria; meanwhile UNSW academics wonder why it has taken this long.

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