Fund our research
The Faculty is undertaking research in materials used in the built environment and new techniques for designing and building which will improve cities and regional towns - their design and heritage.
Through our unique breadth and transdisciplinary focus, we carry out creative, fundamental and applied research projects into the past, present and future of our built and natural environments. Research in ABP is immediately relevant to fundamental questions about how we live. Our research makes real and lasting impacts and critically informs the teaching of future generations of practitioners, researchers and designers.
As testament to our strengths and diversity, in the 2015 Excellence in Research in Australia (ERA) assessment, the Faculty was awarded the highest rating for outstanding performance well above world standard (rated 5) for research in Architecture and in Urban and Regional Planning.
Our research covers themes such as architectural and urban history, cultural and sustainable landscapes, data and value, design and creative research, future cities, healthy communities and infrastructure, Indigenous place and practice and construction innovation. Our research is led by expert individuals who are internationally recognised leaders in their fields, and in collaborative groups, and research centers and institutes embedded within the Faculty.
The Faculty is home to the Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage, Thrive Research Hub, the Urban Design, Transport and Health Research Hub, the Learning Environments Applied Research Network (a collaboration with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education), the NCRIS-funded Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network, the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute and the Informal Urbanism Research Hub. Our research community also includes a vibrant cohort of PhD and Masters students, post-doctoral researchers and research assistants.