This week, we have alumni and student successes to share. Plus, our researchers feature in the media and we have some upcoming opportunities.

Lauren Rutstein at the Design Institute of Australia

BE Student Success: Interior Architecture graduate Lauren Rutstein is in the running for a national award after taking out the Graduate of the Year award at the 2018 NSW/ACT GOTYA design awards. Laura Ng, who also completed her Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Honours) last year, won the Design Institute of Australia Student Council (DIAS) award. Find out more.

BE Alumni Success: Announcement of projects included in 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale exhibition at the Australian Pavilion includes eminent alumni Anton James, Ingrid Mather and James Delaney with JMD Design’s Glebe Foreshore Walk and Professor of Practice Rachel Neeson and Adjunct Prof Sue Barnsley’s Prince Alfred Park and Pool project. Find out more.

Landscape Australia Conference flyer

Landscape Architecture Conference May 2018: To celebrate World Landscape Architecture Month, Landscape Architecture are offering double passes at 25% off the standard price to their upcoming conference. Speakers include, eminent international practitioners in landscape architecture, architecture and urbanism, Chang Huai-yan (Salad Dressing, Singapore), Prapan Napawongdee & Yossapon Boonsom (Shma, Thailand), Jungyoon Kim (PARKKIM, South Korea), John Lin (Rural Urban Framework, Hong Kong), Shefali Balwani & Robert Verrijt (ArchitectureBRIO, India).
CPD points apply. Limited tickets are available so book now to secure your seats.

A gif of different images from the developing world

EOI: International Studios We are seeking studio leads for two upcoming International interdisciplinary studios. One in Ahmedabad India and another in Hong Kong/Shanghai. We have Endeavour funding for a studio with CEPT in Ahmedabad and alumni funding for a new Hong Kong/Shanghai 2 city studio similar to the Seidler Venice/Vienna studios. These are great opportunities to shape new multi-year partnerships with local partners. Express your interest by Monday 23rd April.

Bins overflowing with rubbish

BE in the Media: BE researchers are working in collaboration with Street Furniture Australia and Georges River Council in New South Wales, with funding from the Commonwealth Smart Cities and Suburbs Program to use sensors in public spaces to provide information on patterns of usage that help Councils better serve the needs of the community. Maybe this will ensure bins are emptied before this happens! Read more.

Dr Nancy Marshall featured on ABC Sydney, Drive program, last week discussing the research with Mayor Kevin Greene, Georges River Council and presenter Richard Glover. Listen now. 2:10.39

National Science Challenges flyer

BE International Knowledge Exchange: Professor Susan Thompson has been appointed as an expert international reviewer for the New Zealand Government’s Science Challenge. The Mid-way Review Panel has been established to assess the progress with the National Science Challenge – Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities. Find out more.

A city with a big highway

More BE Alumni News: Master of Urban Policy and Strategy (MUPS) graduate Mike Brown was recently featured in the Fifth Estate with an article on city building infrastructure policy in Sydney.
Find out more. 

Also, MUPS student Alex Lawrie has been accepted into the prestigious Humboldt University International Summer School for Social Sciences (which has a strong urban theme this year), in Berlin from mid-July to early August 2018.  Alex was part of the MUPS research team who visited Berlin for their International Studio last November. He will also pursue his PhD in Berlin after graduation. Well done all.

Finally, we are seeking undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree research students to join our Faculty Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.Express your interest.

Until next week,
All the best,