Become a partner

As a leader in vital urban and spatial research, UNSW School of Built Environment is internationally renowned for expertise in creating and designing sustainable, resilient, equitable and productive cities that improve people’s lives. We can only achieve this through working with our partners. 

Partnering with UNSW School of Built Environment is a smart way to ensure the future of your business. As a leader in multifaceted, evidence-based, urban and spatial research, UNSW School of Built Environment partners with government, industry and the community. We offer the most comprehensive integrated research portfolio in Australasia to advance academic and public debate, inform policy, and undertake dynamic and applied high-impact research that improves people’s lives. 

Find out more about the connections between UNSW School of Built Environment and our government, industry and the community partners by exploring our case studies below.

If you’d like to become one of our partners, please contact us.

Arup’s origami-style meeting room

A unique origami-style meeting room that can respond to the behaviour of people has been designed by Bachelor of Computational Design students at UNSW School Built Environment in a successful collaboration with top engineering firm Arup. The interactive Centaur Pod will adapt to external environmental and human stimuli by moving up and down and changing its shape.

Georges River Council partnership

A partnership involving UNSW School of Built Environment, Georges River Council and Street Furniture Australia is giving parks and urban spaces in south Sydney a makeover. Using a federal government grant, the successful collaboration is installing "responsive" technology such as smart sensors on street furniture in Olds Park, Penshurst and Memorial Square, Hurstville, to monitor and respond in real time to their use.

UNSW School of Built Environment informing product design at Breville

A team from UNSW School of Built Environment used co-design – a participatory and collaborative design methodology – to help Breville Group get insights into the way their new designs were perceived by customers.