UNSW Built Environment

Professor Helen Lochhead UNSW Built Environment

Professor Helen Lochhead has been recognised by the Australian Institute of Architects for her outstanding contribution to gender equity in architecture.

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Australia’s policymakers must address the cultural and institutional barriers that exist for Indigenous Australians instead of framing them as a problem for society. 

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Australian houses are not designed and built for the realities of climate change.

Schools need ventilation for better health and student learning

Australian classrooms are recording high levels of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, says Built Environment Professor Mat Santamouris. 

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For this year's Sydney Vivid festival UNSW Engineering, Built Environment and Art & Design students cooked up a two-tonne treat  – an eight-by-eight meter Celestial Pancake that is suspended from the ceiling of Sydney’s Overseas Passenger Terminal.

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Regulations that are meant to protect residents from building failures and fires have been found wanting. All governments must take responsibility for fixing the defective regime they created.

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Indigenous procurement policies are kicking goals, but who for?

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Award winning Dutch architect Francine Houben will explain her humanistic approach in the next UNSW Built Environment UTZON Lecture.

Diana Espiritu

UNSW Built Environment student Diana Espiritu was excited by her time in Cambodia undertaking professional work placement with an artist-run organisation.

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It would be difficult, but we could probably build a tower over 2,000 metres tall, which would be like ten normal skyscrapers on top of each other! This is probably not a very good idea though.

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