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: Society for Responsible Design Change 11 Exhibition

2 08 2011

Three UNSW Built Environment Graduate Designers, Kate Stanistreet, Lily Tandeani and Anthony Papas have secured places in the ‘Society for Responsible Design (SRD) Change 11’ Sustainable Design exhibition, 1-12 August.

Inspire. Promote. Change, is the compelling theme for the graduate sustainable design exhibition presented in an iconic new venue, Coca-Cola Place, 40 Mount St, North Sydney (formerly known as the Ark).

SRD presents its eighth annual graduate exhibition series with over 25 exhibits challenging conventional thinking and showcasing sustainable design solutions across all creative design disciplines and areas of life, from visual arts and communication, architecture and industrial products to high-end fashion and including issues relating to Third World health.

Be inspired with Visual Trajectories by Kate Stanistreet (MArch, 2010) who has successfully dealt with the challenges of design for high rise buildings, while still creating a comfortable and energy efficient working environment.  This has been done by paying particular attention to efficient sustainable measures with air, light, heating and materials which increases the functionality of the space while at the same time alleviating its impact on the environment.

Embrace change with the high density living that comes with Sustainable Vertical City by Lily Tandeani (MArch, 2010). Lily has provided an example of a solution oriented design that deals with our burgeoning population growth in a sustainable way.  Showing how a 48-storey mixed-use tower can be transformed to incorporate strategically arranged office vertical villages, a retail ring, a sky garden and residential units.

Communal Remediation by Anthony Papas (BLArch, 2010) deals with a post‐industrial urban renewal concept developed for Central Canberra, in which his design seeks to resolve the conflict of interests existing between local community identity and the need for urban densification alongside the growing need for regional environmental sustainability.

Come and see these great exhibits from UNSW BE graduates, who join the talented young designers from many other Sydney University Design Schools and selected National Universities.

SRD Change 11 National exhibition, is a must see special project of the SRD and part of Sydney Design 2011 presented by the Powerhouse Museum. Entry is free and open Monday 1st to Friday 12th August. Review the exhibits, speak to the designers and be inspired about positive change for the future.

Click here for more exhibition details.

UNSW Built Environment Event: [re]vision 09 exhibition to celebrate Masters of Architecture students

11 11 2009


Over 100 student projects will be showcased as part of the 2009 Masters of Architecture Graduation Exhibition — [re]vision09 — which will run from 20-26 November at CarriageWorks in Eveleigh.

It really is an exciting opportunity to look at the work of the next generation of architects who will design our neighbourhoods, towns and cities.

The student committee has been working hard for months to coordinate sponsorship, secure a venue and pull together this exhibition which, for many, will be the culmination of five years study in architecture.

We’re pleased to welcome a diverse range of industry supporters who have sponsored the exhibition and will be there to view this showcase of student work.

Please thank them for their support for students studying architecture at UNSW!  Thanks also to our generous alumni donors, particularly the leadership gifts by Glenn Murcutt and Thomas Ho.

The exhibition will feature work from a diverse range of design studios including ‘public space in Sydney’, ‘a manner of making things, ‘materials, tectonics and detailing’ and ‘living in contemporary Sydney’.

[re]vision09 opens on:

Friday 20 November



Wilson Street, Eveleigh

[re]vision09 will be officially opened by Professor Marco Frascari, author, architect, and Dean of the Azrielii School of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Carleton, Canada. Professor Frascari will also give a seminar on Scarpa’s view of construction drawings at 4.30pm at CarriageWorks.

UNSW Built Environment is grateful for the support of:

Founding Sponsor: James Hardie

Principal Sponsor: NSW Architects Registration Board

Director Sponsor: Australian Institute of Architects, FJMT. Stramit Building Products, PTW

Associate Sponsor: Indesign, BATESSMART, Cox, HASSELL, Woodhead

Congratulations to all the graduating students and we look forward to joining our community of students, staff, industry and alumni at this celebration.