Message from Helen

Last week we celebrated the opening of the Luminocity exhibition in UNSW library. A first for BE and hopefully the first of many collaborations with the library. Luminocity showcased inspiring works from BE architecture and design disciplines. This was followed by our Utzon lecture presented by esteemed Spanish architect and designer of the MPavilion Carme Pinós who delivered a compelling lecture on her recent urban projects. Finishing with a celebration of Joern Utzon's 100th anniversary - an Exhibition and new film about his life and work was on at the Sydney Opera House. This was followed by fascinating lectures  presented by Danish architects Praksis and Johansen Skovsten to 50 BE architecture students in our newly opened gallery. They spoke on their works and inspirations from Joern Utzon. Courtesy of the Utzon Center.

Until the next edition,
All the best

Professor Helen Lochhead
Dean, UNSW Built Environment

BE Student Awarded 2018 Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

BE Student Awarded 2018 Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Congratulations to Tiana-Jane Furner, a 5th year UNSW Master of Architecture student in the Social Agency stream, on winning the prestigious 2018 Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship. Tiana's research topic 'Architecture and Australia's Criminal Justice System' will be an extension of her final Social Agency design studio project.

BE Publication: Social Value in Construction

Social value in construction
In his new book, Professor Martin Loosemore examines social value in construction. He explores case studies of best practice to demonstrate how innovative companies can utilise contemporary research to create social value. Download the flyer for a 20% discount. Find out more.

BE UPskilled

BE UPskilled
A reminder to complete your BE UPskilled training by 1 November and claim 8 CPD points. Payment upon completion is available for current sessional staff. Tutors who have completed the training will be prioritised for tutoring in 2019. For enquiries contact Dean Utian. Find out more.

BE Research

UNSW BE Research

Professor Catherine Bridge recently participated in the Urban Governance dialogue hosted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The focus of the workshop was on the governance challenges and practices. Her contribution included co-design measurement; well-being and comments on the demographic challenges of ageing. Find out more.

BE Educational Excellence

BE Research Professor Catherine Bridge
Congratulations to our new Scientia Education Fellow, Dr Dijana Alic to the UNSW Scientia Education Academy. You can register to attend the Learning and Teaching Forum on 26 October. Register.

BE Professional Placement

BE Professional Placement
BENV6800 course offers 6 units of credit towards your BE degree and provides you with the opportunity to apply the theory and skills you've learned while studying in a professional workplace. It will be available in every term in 2019 (including an intensive 4 week Summer option) to undergraduate students with above 720UOC, and all masters students. Find out more.

BE Interdisciplinary Education

BE Interdisciplinary Education
Congratulations to 'Team Next' BE Industrial Design students Sarah Yeriko and Natalie Hua who collaborated with Business school students and UNSW founders of the program. Their winning design 'Yung' (Dharawal word for 'Shield') is a diamond shaped Micro Needle Patch monitoring blood sugar levels and features artwork by Indigenous artists. Find out more.

BE In the Media

Dr Natalie Galea
An article in ABC News on Women in construction: government can do more to shake up the 'boys club' is written by Dr Natalie Galea, Post-Doctoral Fellow, UNSW Australian Human Rights Institute (AHRI); and Associate Professor Abigail Powell, Senior Research Fellow, UNSW Centre for Social Impact. Their research team also included Professor Martin Loosemore, UNSW Built Environment and Professor Louise Chappell, Director of AHRI, Faculty of Law. Find out more.

BE International Engagement

UNSW BE Danish Architects Praksis and Johansen Skovsten Architects
Danish Architects Praksis and Johansen Skovsten Architects gave a lecture to BE architecture students as part of the Utzon 100 celebration to mark his 100th anniversary. Find out more.

Naming Competition for Students

UNSW BE Design Y
A reminder that BE students are invited to propose a brand name for 'Design Y' a new cross-faculty design institute. The winning pitch will receive $500 in prize money. Competition closes on 23 October. All contributions welcome. Find out more.

Built Environment Women in Travel Award

UNSW BE Grace Jenkins
Congratulations to Grace Jenkins, a second year Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Honours) student who received the inaugural Women in Built Environment Travel Award valued at $5,000. Many thanks to Mr Robin Mellon who generously donated the award. We look forward to hearing more on Grace's travels.

What's On?

A.S. HOOK Address by 2018 AIA Gold Medallist Alec Tzannes, 24th October

A.S. HOOK Address by 2018 AIA Gold Medallist Alec Tzannes
A reminder to register for the A.S. HOOK Address by AIA Gold Medallist Alec Tzannes. Find out more.

BE Symposium on Wellbeing and Habitability, 25th October

UNSW BE Symposium on Wellbeing and Habitability
This symposium will focus on the techniques necessary to enhance our wellbeing and habitability of the planet for all. A multidisciplinary panel of renowned experts will present and analyse challenges through best practice examples. Register.

BE UNSW Scientia Education Academy Lecture, 25th October

BE UNSW Scientia Education Academy Lecture
Dr Benson Lim will present a teaching model which integrates the concepts of scaffolding, experiential learning, problem & game-based learning and mentoring, which has been developed to facilitate students’ learning in construction courses. Register.

EAINZ Forum: Imagine a Sustainable Western Sydney, 31st October

EAINZ Forum Imagine a Sustainable Western Sydney
Join Professor Mat Santamouris at this one-day forum in Parramatta. Mat will share his expertise on the topic of Water Mitigation – the potential of water and evaporative cooling. Register.

Utzon Series: Annual Judith Neilson Lecture, 6th November

tzon Lecture for 2018 and Annual Judith Neilson Lecture Reducing risk, building resilience Jo da Silva OBE.
Join us for the final Utzon Lecture for 2018 and Annual Judith Neilson Lecture Reducing risk, building resilience presented by Jo da Silva OBE. Register.

Urban Resilience Asia-Pacific Conference, 7th & 8th November

Urban Resilience Asia-Pacific Conference
This two-day international conference is co-hosted by UNSW, Arup, Australian Red Cross and the South Asia Institute at Harvard University. Presenters will discuss, debate and recommend realisable social, physical, political and economic measures that build resilience in the Asia Pacific region. Register.