At this time of year there is a lot happening. This week, colleagues have presented at international conferences, won awards and appeared in the media. On campus, the Red Centre is buzzing with final presentations and the first EoY student exhibition opened. The first of many.

BE Knowledge Exchange: This week, Dr Philip Oldfield, Dr Paola Favaro, Associate Professor of Practice Elizabeth Farrelly and I all presented to diverse audiences at the Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat international conference in downtown Sydney, after a weekend of workshops.  
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BE in the Media: Dr. Philip Oldfield also talked to another engaged audience when he discussed how to improve the design quality of tall buildings in Sydney on Mornings with Wendy Harmer, ABC Radio Sydney. Listen now. (starts 43 minutes in)

BE students translating research into Policy. Healthy Planning students presented project posters at the Greenway Art Prize. The project was an opportunity for interdisciplinary student teams to address complex, real-world, urban issues in a holistic, integrated way and to understand the value and potential impact of research on public policy. 
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BE EoY Exhibitions: The BIA (Honours) End of Semester exhibition FUSION 
opened on Tuesday night in the Red Centre Gallery. this exhibition showcases interior architecture works by 1st, 2nd and 3rd years. It was organised by a team of 3rd year students: Rachel Ang, Joanne Feng, Leo Wang, Emily Sutton, and Maia Guppy-Hall, and coordinated by Dr Laurence Kimmel. 

BE colleagues win AIA and AILA awards: Congratulations to all our BE colleagues and alumni who were successful at the recent AIA and AILA National Awards. 

At the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) National Awards last night, Tzannes, Cox Architecture with Foster & Partners, took out the David Oppenheim Award for Sustainable Architecture for 1 Central Park. Alumni. Chenchow Little, took out the Residential Award for Coogee House. Panov Scott, Alumni and Studio leaders in Master of Architecture, took out the Housing Award for alterations and additions. Architectus Director and alumnus also accepted 2 awards for interstate projects.
Image: Tzannes, Photography by John Gollings

At the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) National Awards, Professor of Practice Philip Thalis of Hill Thalis won the Urban Design award for the K2K precinct on Anzac Parade through the Kensington and Kingsford town centres and Dr. Libby Gallagher, won the Community Contribution award for her Cool Streets Pilot Project. 
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Vivid Ideas 2018: Expressions of Interest are now open until next Tuesday 7th November.
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Finally, BE Recognition: Congratulations to Steve Ward and Dr Philip Oldfield, who have both been named UNSW Scientia Education Fellows. Well done to you both.
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Until next week,
All the best,