UNSW Built Environment


Australia’s first edited book on urban planning and the sex industry has received national recognition from the Planning Institute of Australia.


Living in one of the world’s fastest growing cities is an experience well suited for an architecture student, says Johannes Welander, who has completed three semesters in Shanghai as part of the UNSW/Tongji dual degree in Architecture.


There has been a vast amount written about construction productivity stretching back more than 50 years, writes Martin Loosemore.

Utzon Opera House

One hundred UNSW Built Environment students have been invited to design backdrops to a landmark Opera Australia production that charts the construction of the Opera House. 


A sophisticated homage to the humble Australian pool is the inaugural exhibition in the new Australian Pavilion at this year's Venice Architecture Biennale.


This year marks the largest UNSW presence at Sydney’s Vivid Festival with a “kitsch Love-O-Meter” designed by UNSW students taking centre-stage as one of the Festival’s most popular installations.

Hong Kong

High density housing promises to revitalise our cities but there's a risk it could become the dystopian overdevelopment many fear, writes Bill Randolph.


UNSW students have collaborated with Università IUAV di Venezia on a project investigating Venice’s historical urban forms as well as modernist and contemporary projects.

White Bay design

UNSW student Lucy Williams' study in how the White Bay Power Station could be re-purposed into an Earth and ocean observatory has won the IDEA 2015 Inception Silver Award.


UNSW Built Environment’s new dean is using her industry knowledge to show students how to find creative solutions to building equitable cities.