This week, our Architecture students, staff and alumni feature on the world architectural stage at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. Closer to home more of our programs were accredited and we have some upcoming opportunities to share.

BE at 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

BE at 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale: This week the 2018 Venice Biennale was opened and I was fortunate to be there for this global gathering of thought leaders. Where comment, provocation and speculation of the current and future state of architecture is front and centre. This year’s exhibition, FREESPACE was curated by Irish Architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara. In the Curators’ words It celebrates architecture’s capacity to find additional and unexpected generosity in each and every project. There was varied interpretation of their proposition, from the reflective to to the challenging.

I had the privilege of serving on the Australian Biennale Commission that oversees the curation of the Australian Pavilion. This year’s exhibit by Barocco + Wright Architects with Louise Tegg was titled REPAIR. The exhibit focused on the impact of architecture on the natural environment and projects that repair that relationship through environmental and social repair. Projects by eminent alumni and staff from UNSW Built Environment are among 15 contributors. Find out more

Alternative housing models for Sydney 2018 Venice Biennale

BE Student collaboration at 2018 Venice Biennale: Another exhibition of note was an exhibition developed in collaboration with Government Architect NSW (GANSW) and a small group of M.Arch student projects promoting alternative housing models for Sydney. It was great to see these propositions confidently positioned in the global context.

Kensington Park Community Centre and Landscape Design by JMD Design

Upcoming Architecture on Show Talk: Kensington Park Community Centre and Landscape Design by JMD Design will be the first topic in the 2018 series. 
Architecture on Show is a Randwick Council initiative curated by members of the Australian Institute of Architects. The talks are aimed at creating a better understanding about good architecture and design. Find out more.

BE involved, partners, education, research and exchange

BE involved: we are always seeking partners to work with us to build an agile platform for education, research and exchange that responds to the changing needs of the professions. We invite you to join us in our goal to develop career-ready graduates with conscience that positively engage, adapt and shape our future cities. Find out more.

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accreditation

BE Academic Excellence: Recently, our Master of Construction Project Management successfully achieved Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accreditation. Well done to Associate Professor Imriyas Kamardeen and the team.

BE Student Experience: As the Session comes to a end, be sure to complete your myExperience surveys by 7th June. Built Environment students that complete their surveys will be entered in a draw to win a Samsung Galaxy tablet or one of four $50 UNSW Bookshop vouchers.

BE Staff Mentoring Opportunity: Career Collaborator: The future of Staff Mentoring @ UNSW is an exciting new initiative from the UNSW Capability & Development (UCD) team. Find out more.

Virtual Design World Cup 2018

BE Student Opportunity: Registration is open for the Virtual Design World Cup 2018. Develop your ideas around urban simulation in the Virtual Design World Cup. Find out more.

Lastly, final submissions are due in the coming weeks, as such models and student work will be collected for the 2018 Luminocity Exhibition, to be held as part of UNSW Open Day in September.

Until next week,
All the best,