About us

UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture – through creativity, collaboration and inclusion, we seek and solve problems to improve life on earth.

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Welcome to ADA

We’re a vibrant community of students, academics and professionals from across the world and from all backgrounds and cultures. Our connection is our creative and inquisitive minds and a commitment to working together to tackle society’s most pressing problems relating to people, place and cultures.

The most effective solutions to the big challenges facing the world will come from diverse teams who think about problems from all possible angles. This is why we work inclusively and collaboratively within the faculty, across UNSW and with our local and international partners.

We have six schools and seven research centres, including three prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) Laureates. By bringing together these diverse perspectives, we aim to confront some of the most pressing issues of our time.

Professor Claire Annesley 
Dean, UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture 

Our people

Our internationally recognised academics are leaders in their fields. We're ready to educate, learn from and work in partnership with you, the next generation of problem solvers.

ADA2051 Foundational Strategy

The ADA2051 Foundational Strategy outlines how we’ll deliver our mission to realise our vision. In this strategic framework, we set out the way we’ll use our knowledge and skills to create a sustainable, connected, healthy and socially just world.
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Commitment to Indigenous communities

Arts, Design & Architecture is committed to creating a faculty where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff feel culturally safe and supported to pursue their dreams and goals.

Equity diversity & inclusion

We’re committed to fostering a safe, supportive and equitable environment for all students, staff and the community, regardless of gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity.

Innovation Hub

Established in 2021, the Arts, Design & Architecture Innovation Hub brings together our unique mix of expert knowledge from across six schools, seven research centres, multiple labs, studios and galleries. Our students, staff and partners listen and share knowledge to solve problems, respond to opportunities and facilitate positive change.

Creative spaces

Our supportive and inclusive community comes together to share interests, places and cultures in spaces that inspire your creativity and making.

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