We’ve moved!

10 04 2012

Hi all, just a quick note to let you know the BE blog has moved and now forms part of our new website http://www.be.unsw.edu.au/. Even though we’ve changed location we still welcome your contributions. So, if you have anything you’d like us to blog about please let us know! Visit:http://www.be.unsw.edu.au/blogs





UNSW Built Environment: 7 days to go!

17 11 2011

Get ready! There are only 7 days until the new BE website is launched. Join us as we countdown to Thursday November 24.





UNSW Built Environment: Tom Loveday named a finalist in the annual Blake Prize

23 08 2011

UNSW BE senior lecturer Tom Loveday has had his work ‘Yellow Memorial’ selected as a finalist in the 2011 Blake Prize.

Tom’s work will be included in the 60th Blake Prize Exhibition. This will be running from 16 Sept – 15 Oct at the National Art School Gallery in Darlinghurst, and entry to the exhibition is free.

The Blake Prize was established in 1951. It is an open art prize that challenges artists to explore the themes of spirituality, religion and human justice. It is open to all faiths, artistic styles and media.

The official opening of the exhibition and the award announcements will be conducted at:

Time/Date: 6.00 – 8.00pm, 15 September, 2011

Venue: National Art School Gallery, Cnr Forbes & Burke St, Darlinghurst

We would like to congratulate Tom on this fantastic achievement.

Click here for more information on the Blake Prize exhibition.





UNSW Built Environment: Emergency Shelter Exhibition

19 08 2011

‘Support Japan’ is an exhibition created by Australian and international architects who have taken action to highlight the need for emergency shelters in disaster zones and to bring awareness to the role of the design and construction industry in the aftermath of natural disasters.

The exhibition will take place from the 1st to the 3rd of September in and around Customs House in Circular Quay. A wide variety of Australian and international architects will be designing and building shelters for the exhibition. UNSW Architecture students have volunteered to assist with the construction and dis-assemble of the shelters and during the days of the exhibition. Our students’ involvement complements UNSW’s Built Environment’s sponsorship of the exhibition.

By donating to the Emergency Shelter Exhibition you will be supporting the design and construction industry and raising awareness and aid for the thousands of people who have been displaced by Japan’s natural disasters.

ACCOUNT NAME: EMERGENCY SHELTER EXHIBITION
BANK: NAB
BSB: 082 001 / A/C NO: 19 832 4405
REFERENCE: DONATE (YOURNAME)

Please click here for more information on this exhibition and how you can contribute to this worthwhile cause.





UNSW Built Environment: Digital Marketing Position Available

16 08 2011

Would you like to help engage and update people about what’s happening at UNSW BE? If you have digital marketing experience and would like to be involved in marketing the faculty, we currently have a full time Digital Marketing Coordinator position available.

This is a full time (35 hours per week) contact position until 20 December 2011. You will be working in the Enterprise and Engagement Unit at UNSW BE.

You will be responsible for creating online marketing campaigns, delivering internal online communications, facilitating the social media strategy and managing content for the web.

The Digital Marketing Coordinator will be required to develop and maintain professional relationships with external suppliers, industry and government, media and sponsors, as well as other external stakeholders.

Click here for more information on this exciting opportunity.





UNSW Built Environment: Q & A(rchitecture)

10 08 2011

The next DARCH Q & A(rchitect) session will be held tomorrow night  11 August with the winner of the 2011 NSW Emerging Architect Prize Matt Chan and will be hosted by Janne Ryan, ideas curator and executive producer of TEDxSydney.

The NSW Emerging Architect Prize recognises overall excellence in practice, research or education, and involvement in the profession through leadership.  In 2011 it was recognised that with the opportunities Matt has created to develop thinking through teaching, research, discourse and speculative work, as well as collaborative practice, he has great potential to continue this contribution to the profession, well into his career.

Matt, who is a UNSW Built Environment Alumnus, will give a talk which will be followed by a question-and-answer session, where fellow emerging architects, students and graduates are free to ask the difficult questions, focusing on mentoring, teaching and career progression. In order to keep the session moving along, he only has one minute to answer each question.

The session will begin at 6.30pm Thursday 11 August at Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown Street. The event is free for members of the Australian Institute of Architects and City of Sydney Library and $10 for others, which can be paid at the door. Drinks and finger food will be available afterwards.

Please RSVP to darch@raia.com.au.

There will also be an exhibition of the entrants for the prize in the foyer of Surry Hills Library throughout August as part of Sydney Design 2011.





UNSW Built Environment: Utzon Lecture Series ‘Going Green: Risks and Opportunities’

4 08 2011

The next instalment of the 2011 UNSW Built Environment Utzon Lecture Series will be held on Wednesday the 10th of August in the Keith Burrows Lecture Theatre at 7pm. The lecture is titled “Going Green: Risks and Opportunities” and will be given by Martin Loosemore, UNSW Built Environment Professor.

Date: Wednesday 10 August, 2011

Refreshments: 6.15pm – 6.45pm Red Centre, West Wing, Gallery

Lecture: 7.00pm – 8.00pm

Venue: Keith Burrows Lecture Theatre, UNSW Kensington Campus

Cost: Free

Download a UNSW campus map here.

This lecture addresses how consulting and contracting firms in the construction and engineering industry, both large and small, can innovate to translate sustainability into improved business performance. It seeks to untangle the rhetoric from the reality of the sustainability debate by exploring both its opportunities and risks. Drawing perspectives from the social and behavioural sciences, psychology, economics, politics and philosophy, the presentation argues that the key to a more sustainable built environment industry is a more balanced debate and an open and collaborative industry which draws from a more liberal knowledge-base and seeks new integrated business configurations through supply and demand chains.

Please RSVP for this event to fbeevents@unsw.edu.au.