This week, we farewell a friend and colleague, we recognise the success of our staff and students and we have some upcoming opportunities to share.

Vale Emeritus Professor Patrick Troy AO dead
Vale Emeritus Professor Patrick Troy AO: It is with great sadness that we heard the news that Prof Patrick Troy had passed away on Tuesday morning in Canberra after a short illness. Pat was a UNSW Alumnus had been an Adjunct Professor with the City Futures Research Centre here in the Faculty since its inception in 2005 and so was a regular visitor here.  Pat was a giant among urban researchers in Australia and had a huge reputation which matched his unquenched enthusiasm and dedication to the pursuit of urban scholarship. He has been a mentor to the many in the Faculty over the years and has been a huge supporter of the Faculty’s research in this area. Image Source: ABC

UNSW BE HDR 3MT Competition, Aysu Kuru and Carlos Bartesaghi Koc

HDR 3MT Competition: Congratulations to Aysu Kuru and Carlos Bartesaghi Koc for winning the first and second prize award respectively in the faculty 3-minute thesis competition heats held recently. Topics ranged from clustering cities, to understanding their characteristics and recommending the right policy to materials that disperse heat beyond our hemisphere. As usual all the competitors were great. Well done to all involved.

Autumn issue of the Architecture Bulletin

Architecture Bulletin: The Autumn issue of the Architecture Bulletin explores the shifting ground of architecture and allied design professions. It affirms the relevance of our interdisciplinary education that prepares graduates for a breadth of professional roles. Moreover the issue affirms the agency we all have to make a difference through proactive engagement. I contributed a short article, Shifting our educational paradigm: outlining our UNSW directions and the paradigm shift in our pedagogy that is underway. Find out more.

UNSW BE Students Luminocity Exhibition

BE Students - FINAL CALL: 2018 student work is required for this year's Luminocity Exhibition. We are seeking a selection of models, drawings and posters. This year the Luminocity exhibition will be an outdoor pop-up – a temporary, interactive frontage for the Red Centre on the University Walk that will engage the thousands of visitors on UNSW Open Day. A fringe exhibition will support the Luminocity Lab Activities. An online exhibition on the BE website will allow even more work to be displayed, and for longer. Submit your work.

UNSW BE MAAS Architecture design

Opportunity: MAAS Architecture Commission 2019: Architects and designers are invited to design a temporary installation or structure that responds to the site and explores the potential for architecture to address complex issues, including those of environmental sustainability, access and inclusion through collective design. The commission will be held as part of the Sydney Design Festival in early March 2019. Find out more.

UNSW Learn@Lunch: Join Professor Susan Thompson as she discusses her work to design health-supportive ways of living in 21st Century cities that will ensure a renewed focus on the health of all residents, as well as surrounding environments. She will unpack how designing, planning and managing better cities can support people being more physically active, socially connected and gaining better access to fresh and nutritious foods. Register now.

UNSW Disability Inclusion Action Plan: The next stage of the DIAP Implementation and Scoping Project involves staff and student consultation. Interested in taking part?

Louise McKenzie Adaptation Futures 2018 conference

BE Knowledge Exchange: Dr Louise McKenzie just participated in the ‘Adaptation Futures 2018’ conference held in Cape Town. Louise’s paper, ‘The influence of heat on everyday use of outdoor public space and implications for adaptive city design and planning’, showcased her PhD research. Louise’s attendance was supported by an ‘Association of Commonwealth Universities – Early Career Academic Grant’. Find out more.

Nicola Pullan won Best Postgraduate Paper at the 18th International Planning History Society (IPHS) Conference 2018

BE HDR Success: Congratulations to Nicola Pullan who received the award for the Best Postgraduate Paper at the 18th International Planning History Society (IPHS) Conference 2018 held in Yokohama, Japan, recently. Her paper was entitled: ‘Temporary dwellings as successful informal suburban development: the case of Sydney 1945 to 1960’. Find out more.


UNSW Student Opportunity: The SMART Games, co-hosted by Telstra and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) is a design competition for students from all faculties at UNSW. You will get the opportunity to form a team of 4, and pitch your solution to one of five company challenges proposed by CISCO, Ericcson, HiVis, LXGroup or Microsoft. The SMART Games is open to all students, both undergraduate and postgraduate. You can register in a team, or as an individual. Find out more.

Finally, in last week's edition we missed mentioning panovscott Architects for their project Bolt Hole. Well done on this AIA award.

Until next week,
All the best,