Architecture and Landscape Architecture
As distinguished researchers and academics, we believe the natural world should be at the forefront of design decisions. It is our responsibility – in the disciplines of architecture and landscape architecture – to create sustainable, healthy spaces that also address historical, social, cultural and ethical concerns.
We must consider pragmatic, biological and technological dimensions of designed environments – and our teaching reflects this holistic approach to design with professionally accredited programs in Architecture and Landscape Architecture, and a unique double-degree.
For more than 60 years, we conducted research in Sustainability and Culture and Creativity within the discipline of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
Our world-class research is consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities internationally.
Our research activities cover four key areas, within two streams:
Culture and creativity
Extensive undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
All programs are scrutinised by professional accreditation bodies including Architect’s Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA ), Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA ), and the Architectural Practice Board of South Australia .
Undergraduate and honours degrees
Our degrees in Bachelor of Architectural Design and Honours Degree of Bachelor of Architectural Design provide students with a solid introduction to the built environment, enabling them to find their niche in a creative studio environment with internationally recognised experts.
Our unique, blended degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Architectural and Structural) (Honours) combines the artistic flair of architecture with the technical prowess of civil engineering. It prepares students to create high-tech building solutions for some of the most innovative infrastructure today – and tomorrow.
If you aspire to become a registered Architect or Landscape Architect, you need to complete postgraduate study. We offer accredited postgraduate coursework degrees in Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture which allow graduates to create functional, innovative and beautiful buildings and places – locally, interstate or overseas. Pinpoint your specialism through other discipline areas including a postgraduate degree in Master of Construction Management or Master of Property.
Increase employability significantly with our comprehensive double degrees in Master of Architecture with Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture.
Best-in-class teaching and facilities
Our international academic team bring diverse cultural perspectives – from Germany to Chile – to cultivate career-ready, global citizens. Students benefit from our state-of-the-art innovation and creation studios with dedicated supervisors, 24/7 computational design suites and studio spaces to develop creative and technical skills in an environment of discovery. Critical inquiry and problem-solving skills are stretched in the studio through project-based learning. This is supported by exploratory analogue techniques which honour the physical craft of model-making through to cutting edge digital technologies, fabrication and computational design.
Architects and Landscape Architects must engage with diverse disciplines to inform problem-solving and design decisions. Design for healthy ageing must be informed by collaborative engagement with health sciences. Design for a riparian landscape must engage with habitat specialists, ecologists, or environmental engineers. Design for a humanitarian housing project must acknowledge culture, politics and place.
Research in Architecture and Landscape Architecture is enriched through collaboration and interdisciplinary endeavour as well as engagement with industry. We regularly engage with local government to realise projects focused on reducing urban heat, mitigating extreme weather impacts, improving urban greenery or promoting low carbon living.
Our collaboration extends to the studio where students might engage with industry to develop real project solutions – from a prototype display system (Stratco) to sustainable, relocatable dwellings for miners (Oz Minerals) or a design for a sustainable commercial building for an NGO (Aus Ocean).
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