Our research directions address the University's three broad research areas: understanding our place and purpose; fostering health and wellbeing; and supporting sustainability and resilience.
Our faculty is crucially placed to address these complex issues, and we have embraced them in our own research directions and challenges. Our research is led by expert individuals who are internationally recognised leaders in their fields, and in collaborative groups, and research centres and institutes embedded within the Faculty.
Architectural and Urban Past
Research into the history of architecture, landscapes and the urban realm is critical to the continual re-shaping of our understandings of the past, and to the informing of creative responses in the present and future.
Cultural and sustainable landscapes
Australia's changing ecological and cultural landscapes and its place in broader international regions presents vital challenges at this moment.
Data and Value
New tools, techniques and strategies for accounting for populations, cities and buildings are making new research approaches possible into the way we build and manage our urban environments.
Design and Creative Research
Many researchers in the Faculty bring a wealth of experience in design and creative work that is continued in the University setting and underpins their research.
Rapid urbanisation and multi-faceted pressures on existing cities demands research that can better inform design, governance and construction.
Healthy Communities and Infrastructure
How can we plan, design and construct facilities and communities that are resilient, inclusive and promote better health outcomes?
Re-thinking our approach to collaborative-led design and building with Aboriginal communities, and finding alternative ways that indigenous landscapes can be thoughtfully experienced and managed.
Practice and Construction Innovation
Rapid technological advances in building design, construction, fabrication and project management are issuing great challenges and opportunities for innovative and sustainable practice.