UNSW Built Environment: Utzon Lecture “Sustainable use of Public Space: Cities for Walking, Cycling and Transit” now on UNSWTV

28 06 2011

The third instalment of the 2011 Utzon Lecture Series “Sustainable use of Public Space: Cities for Walking, Cycling and Transit” by Lars Gemzøe, Associate Partner, Architect MAA, Gehl Architects, Copenhagen, Denmark is now available for viewing on UNSWTV.

The lecture can be viewed by clicking the icon below.





UNSW Built Environment: Awards Ceremony

16 06 2011

On Friday 3 June the UNSW Built Environment Awards Ceremony celebrated and acknowledged the faculty’s highest achievers. Over 200 family, friends, benefactors and faculty staff were present to celebrate the academic excellence of these talented students.

The night was officially opened by the Faculty Dean, Professor Alec Tzannes, and was hosted by Professor Alan Peters, Head of Discipline for Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Construction Management and Property, who noted that “the ceremony was a wonderful opportunity for our students to have their hard work recognised, and to meet the beneficiaries whose generous donations are assisting them with their education at UNSW.”

This year the faculty awarded 49 prizes to 56 students for their outstanding academic accomplishments. This year The Dean’s Award, which honours students who received the highest mark this semester was shared by two Architecture students, Matthew O’Brien and Yun Fu.

Other awards were: The Program Director Awards (acknowledging students who achieve the highest marks within a specific degree or subject) and a variety of other awards and prizes which were funded and presented by a wide variety of Built Environment benefactors.

The awards ceremony provides an opportunity for benefactors to meet the students they are supporting and to foster better relationships between industry members, students and built environment professionals.

Santiago Villa Moreno (Master of Construction Project Management) received two awards at Friday’s ceremony and noted in a thank you letter to Professor Alec Tzannes “My journey at UNSW would not have been possible without the support provided by your organisation.”

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the award recipients for the dedication and determination and to encourage them to keep up the good work.

2010 Built Environment Prizes

Image: Faculty Dean, Professor Alec Tzannes with students Lillian Chung and Santiago Villa Moreno.





UNSW Built Environment: Scholars Program

3 06 2011

A new initiative called the Built Environment Scholars Program has been created to acknowledge the faculty’s highest achieving students.

The Built Environment Undergraduate Scholars Program is comprised of a group of 20 students who are identified as the BE’s top performing students based solely on their annual academic performance.

For a one year period the BE Scholars will receive recognition from their peers, the faculty and industry professionals. The benefits given to these talented and driven students include a $500 scholarship and vouchers to the UNSW book shop, mentoring and support, special invitations to BE events, a certificate of achievement and more.

The 2010 BE Scholars were formally congratulated at a morning tea on 18 May where they were presented with a certificate of recognition, their $500 scholarship and a $100 voucher for the UNWS bookstore.

We would like to extend our congratulations to all the BE Scholars for 2010.

BIA – Catherine Allington, Tara Christina Gunasekera, Yoshimi Iwaya

B Arch Studies – Mathew O’Brian, Pouwel Frederik Wind, Yun Fu, Cissy Miao Kang, Sean Thien Tran

B Arch Comp – Chor Yan Lau

BCMP – Thomas David Bitmead, Shane Christopher Bleyer, Shane Saba Rouhani, Gary Yaghlejian

B Plan – Ellie-Mae Simpson, Rachelle Ariane Newman, Katherine Louise Tudehope

B Land Arch – Jason Kenneth Cuffe, James Hargrave

B Ind Des – Aryetta Pazpinis, Jason Jian Hao Khiang





UNSW Built Environment: New Scholarship Opportunities

13 05 2011

Two new prestigious scholarships are now open for application. The 2011 AustCham Scholarship information booklet aims to foster the next generation of Sino-Australian business leaders. While the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Awards Student Information are available to students who are interested in a unique opportunity to undertake international study and research related to their Australian degree, and gain international work experience through an internship which will build their professional network in Asia.

Click on the scholarship you are interested in to find out more.





UNSW Built Environment: Emerging Architect Prize

14 04 2011

The New South Wales  Emerging Architect Prize is now open for entry. The prize recognises an emerging architect’s outstanding contribution to architectural practice, education, design excellence and community involvement.

The winner of the NSW prize will receive a certificate, an invitation to the awards ceremony, public recognition including the opportunity to give a talk at Sydney Design 2011 and will be eligible for the national prize which will be presented at the 2012 Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards. Nominees can be self nominated or nominated by a third party.

If you are a member of the Australian Institute of Architects, a registered Architect and have graduated in the last 15 years you are eligible to enter.

For full details of eligibility and submission requirements please visit the Emerging Architect Prize Entry Page

Entries close 12 May 2011.





UNSW Built Environment: Interposition Exhibition

7 04 2011

Interposition: transforming the Parramatta Ferry Wharf area

The sixth UNSW/SEU Joint Design Studio Interposition is being displayed in the Red Centre Gallery from the 4th to the 8th of April.

Interposition examines the physical, social and cultural qualities of the Parramatta Ferry Wharf area and explores its potentials for helping to invigorate the “second CBD of Sydney”.  This urban site, historically charged and strategically positioned in Parramatta, presents itself as a meeting point between the city of regular grid and the suburbs of irregular layout, between the seawater and freshwater along the Parramatta River, between stable office/residential spaces and fluid transport lines, between business and leisure, between local inhabitation and latent tourism.  It is an area of conspicuous tensions between elements of significant diversity in history, culture, use, scale, and character.

Architecture, Interior Architecture and Landscape Architecture students from the Southeast University and the University of New South Wales are positioned between different cultures, different institutes and different disciplines, working in teams of three to develop seven evocative propositions for the redevelopment of this richly charged site.  Cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary engagement is prominent and nurtured in the process of design; in such an educational setting students energetically pursue conceptual creativity and at the same time actively develop sensitivity and capability in exploring feasible design ideas and architectural resolutions.

The studio emphasizes thoroughness and consistency of architectural and landscape thinking and design, ranging from site planning down to architectural space organisation, from interior design to construction details, where students are encouraged not only to conceive the kinds of spatial quality they wish to create in visual, audio, tactile, and other experiential terms, but at the same time truly to understand how such qualities were to be achieved tectonically and technically.  The outcome of the studio demonstrates a significant cooperative achievement in inter-institute design education between Australia and China.

 





UNSW Built Environment: Clover Moore MP, Lord Mayor City of Sydney presents Utzon Lecture “Sydney 2030 Vision”

5 04 2011

The second installment of the UNSW Built Environment Utzon Lecture Series is being held tomorrow night. The lecture, titled “Sydney 2030 Vision” will be given by Clover Moore MP, Lord Mayor City of Sydney.

Date: Wednesday 6th April, 2011

Refreshments: 6.15pm – 6.45pm, Foyer area, AGSM Building, UNSW Kensington campus

Lecture: 7.00pm – 8.00pm

Venue: John B Reid Theatre, AGSM Building

Cost: Free

Download a UNSW campus map here.

Clover Moore MP has been an Independent Member of the New South Wales Parliament since 1988 and Lord Mayor of Sydney since 2004. The first popularly elected female Lord Mayor of Sydney, she was re-elected in 2008 with an increased majority.

Throughout her public life, Clover Moore has pursued appropriate sustainable development, better residential and urban amenity, increased open space, improved public transport, action to protect our environment and address climate change, open and accountable government and social justice.

As Lord Mayor she leads Sydney’s City Council to implement Sustainable Sydney 2030, the City’s strategic plan to secure Sydney’s future as a competitive global city and one of the world’s leading green liveable cities.

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