Women in Architecture Lead Change

In an unprecedented moment in Victoria, every university school of architecture has females in leadership positions. What does this mean for the city and its future? And is it symptomatic of broader shifts taking place within the architectural profession? School of Architecture and Built Environments Associate Professor Ursula de Jong, took part [...]

A Global Challenge

Geelong College ‘Global Village’ students in the Year 7  ‘Learning to Learn’ program have been collaborating with the School of Architecture and Built Environment to tackle a challenge of Global proportions. A meteorite has hit the city of Geelong and the UN have decided to send nine teams of surviving citizens [...]

Game Changing VR Tool for Homebuyers

A+B architects are pioneering the future of dream home design, with a virtual reality tool that lets people customise and walk around inside their future space before it's built. The new Pre-Occupancy Evaluation Tool, or P-OET, uses augmented and virtual reality to enable developers to produce bespoke homes and [...]

Green Rating Tools No Guarantee

Focus groups run by Deakin University researchers Dr Igor Martek and Reza Hosseini have helped identify problems with current building sustainability ratings. Nothing uses more resources or produces more waste than the buildings we live and work in. Our built environment is responsible for half of all global energy use [...]

New Colombo Scholar – Kieran Maguire

School of Architecture and Built Environment student Kieran Maguire was selected as one of nine outstanding Deakin University students who will be supported to study, work and live in the Indo-Pacific region next year thanks to the Australian Government's 2018 New Colombo Plan Scholarships. Kieran were among 120 New Colombo [...]

Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sustainability: receives national and state awards

A book by Deakin landscape architect Joshua Zeunert has received national and state awards and been shortlisted for an international award It has been an exciting time for Deakin University landscape architect Joshua Zeunert with a book he was ‘meant to write’ receiving awards at state and national levels and [...]

PaperSpace takes the Stand

Exceptional work from Deakin University’s graduating architecture students was showcased at special public exhibitions in Melbourne and Geelong this month. The grand designs of students were on display at Federation Square during Melbourne Cup week before moving to the [...]

Design and Construct Workshop

In November the School of Architecture and Built Environment welcomed 71 year 10 students from St Patricks College, Ballarat to participate in a construction activity in the a+b studio at the Deakin Waterfront Campus. Students took part in a construction activity designed to challenge their understanding of basic physics. The [...]

TreeMate Project a Hackathon Success

A design team organised by School of Architecture and Built Environment IDeEA lab research group has achieved national success with their mobile app that turns tree data into a game encouraging users to connect with the environment Their prototype TreeMate app was the STEM Hack runner up and received an [...]

Dean Landy “Young Alumni of the Year”

Each year, Deakin's Alumni Community Awards recognise, acknowledge and promote prominent Alumni around the world who have achieved outstanding success in their communities, professions or given outstanding service to the University. It is with great pleasure that we announce School of Architecture and Built Environment graduate, Dean Landy, has [...]

iDiDe Exchange Experience

Following an inspired experience as participants of the Deakin led Intercultural Dialogue Through Design (iDiDe) Sri Lanka study tour three architecture students from Manipal University in India spent Trimester 1 on exchange in Deakin’s School of Architecture and Built Environment third year Bachelor of Design in Architecture degree. Kartina Ranjit, [...]

Staff Challenged to Think Differently at the Tertiary Education Management Conference

Faculty and School of Architecture and Built Environment professional staff recently attended the Tertiary Education Management Conference (TEMC) 2017 conference in Melbourne. The conference challenged staff to think about the way they market themselves internally to colleagues about the services and support they offer. The message being that great outcomes [...]

Exploring Geelong’s Creative Future

The #VacantGeelong research project on Geelong's vacant industrial space has moved into its next stage. Deakin University’s #VacantGeelong project  presented a symposium this week at the National Wool Museum to discuss the historical impact of Geelong’s industrial spaces and potential for their future, as explored through a number of new [...]

Special Guest Alexia Nalewaik

The School had a special visit from Dr Alexia Nalewaik in September, the incoming president of the American Association of Cost Engineers. Alexia talked to staff and students about the issue of performance auditing of construction projects. Alexia and our Head of School, Anthony Mills, have co-authored the newly released book [...]

Building Bonds Between Countries

China Scholarship Council funding is making it possible for overseas PhD architecture students to realise their dreams at Deakin. From developing a new model for funding aged care facilities to researching the landscape architecture of ancient cities, PhD students from China are contributing to architectural research locally and internationally. Ten [...]

Integral Design Futures

Over the course of the last 18 months the School of Architecture and Built Environment has restructured its collaborative research groupings in order to tighten its research focus. As a result, the old research clusters have been replaced by multidisciplinary teams researching projects on integral design. Such an approach aims [...]

Iconic Industry Exhibition

ICONIC INDUSTRY EXPLORING THE BUILT FABRIC OF GEELONG 24 AUGUST to 1 OCTOBER - National Wool Museum This project provides a creative exploration of Geelong’s industrial identity, and a collaborative interface between architecture, art and community. Its intent is to focus artistic processes on the re-activation of memory and erasure as [...]

Exquisite Corpse Exhibition

On Friday 14 July Deakin Architecture Students exhibited there work from unit SRD763 entitled The Exquisite Corpse Exhibition. More than 100 people attended the exhibition held in Melbourne at the offices of TAUT Architecture in Collins St including students, Deakin graduates working in [...]

iDiDe Sri Lanka Building Ampara

A faculty led study tour “Intercultural Dialogue Through Design, known globally as “iDiDe Sri Lanka Building Ampara” was conducted by the School of Architecture and Built Environment with strategic partner institutions, University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka, Manipal University India and International Islamic University Malaysia. The study tour was a recipient [...]


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