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Scholar Program Brings International Researchers to UTS
21 Nov, 2013
Two universities with similar approaches to design research have kickstarted a successful partnership thanks to a unique UTS academic visitor program.

A/Prof. Bert Bongers Involved in Successful NHMRC Grant
20 Nov, 2013
The rehabilitation sensor floor was developed in the Interactivation Studio, as part of a research project designing a range of modules for interactive infrastructures.

Applications invited for joint PhD: Critical Spatial Thinking: Design and Performative Practice
4 Nov, 2013
The School of Design within the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building at UTS welcomes applications in the area of Practice-informed Research (PiR) and announces a new PhD program.


Service Station Design Review
3 May, 2013
The Designing Out Crime Research Centre (DOC) has delivered a report on the design and management of petrol stations in relation to fuel theft to the NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice

A/Prof Bert Bongers and RA Victor Donker visit Adelaide
3 May, 2013
A team of researchers in the Interactivation Studio has finished their redesign and production of custom made, modular sensor tile system for balance and stepping excerices for rehabilitation purposes, falls prevention excercises, and games, to be used in hospitals, aged care institutes, and in homes.


Wagnerlicht is going places
12 Apr, 2013
Interior and Spatial Design Lecturer Mike Day’s wagnerlicht light and sound Installation will be opened by Governor Marie Bashir at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music on 22 May at a function hosted by UTS Design School.


Grants boost Centre for Contemporary Design Practices
15 Mar, 2013
Professor Benedict Anderson, director of the Centre for Contemporary Design Practices (CCDP) has recently announced the award of two important research grants to the centre.

Director Presents in Portland, Oregon
14 Mar, 2013
Professor John Sheehan presented a paper entitled ‘European Commons in the Antipodes: The Australian Native Title Experience,’ at the Planning, Law and Property Rights conference held in Portland, Oregon.

Stockholm on the Move
14 Mar, 2013
Gerard Reinmuth was invited as one of four international workshop leaders to take part in a major initiative between KTH, Fargfabriken gallery, and the City of Stockholm titled, ‘Stockholm on the Move.’


Professor Peter McNeil participates in visiting scholar program
21 Feb, 2013
Professor Peter McNeil was the first participant in the ‘Visiting Scholar Project,’ hosted by the Graduate Institutes for Studies in Visual Cultures at the National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan.

Le_Temps: Explorations in Phenology - An interview with Tega Brain
8 Feb, 2013
Le_Temps: Explorations in Phenology opens at DAB LAB Research Gallery on March 6. We speak with curator, Tega Brain, about the inspiration behind the ambitious work.



Dr Franklin Obeng-Odoom in the shadows of John Harvard, founder of Harvard University
12 Dec, 2012
DAB Chancellor's Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Dr Franklin Obeng-Odoom, is currently in Harvard visiting the W.E.B. Dubois Institute for African and African American Research on a scoping and networking exercise.


Dressing Sydney: The Jewish Fashion Story
17 Oct, 2012
For Dressing Sydney: The Jewish Fashion Story, the Sydney Jewish Museum has partnered with experts from the University of Technology, Sydney to document and examine the social, economic and cultural history of fashion in Sydney and to share for the first time the stories of those who rebuilt their lives in Sydney through the networks, support and opportunities offered by the clothing industry.


Internationally lauded fashion historian appointed Associate Dean of Research at DAB
1 Aug, 2012
Celebrated fashion historian and award-winning author, Professor Peter McNeil, has been appointed Associate Dean Research at the University of Technology, Sydney’s Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building.


Repowering Sydney
14 Jun, 2012
Repowering Sydney is an Urban Design and Architecture exhibition exploring the means of alternative electric power generation for the Central Business District.

Architecture Adjunct to present at Making Conference
14 Jun, 2012
Adjunct Professor Melonie Bayl-Smith will present the findings of her research project “BuildAbility: the future of Construction Education” at the prestigious MAKING conference in Norway this coming September.


Hera Antoniades Appointed Member Of Property Services Advisory Council
31 May, 2012
The Minister for Fair Trading has appointed Hera Antoniades as a member of the Property Services Advisory Council.

Gerard Reinmuth Explores the Reorganisation of Greenland
31 May, 2012
Professor Gerard Reinmuth is currently completing a publication on the reorganisation of Greenland as part of the Danish contribution to this year’s Venice Biennale of Architecture.


William Feuerman on Sydney’s Contentious Bike Lanes
18 Apr, 2012
An article by UTS Architecture Senior Lecturer, William Feuerman was recently published on independent news site The Conversation.

Dr. Franklin Obeng-Odoom Gives Keynote at Agriculture Conference in The Netherlands
18 Apr, 2012
Dr. Franklin Obeng-Odoom, member of UTS: APCCRPR and a Chancellor's Post Doctoral Research Fellow in the School of the Built Environment gave a keynote address at the first ever International conference on agriculture in an urbanising society in Wageningen in the Netherlands, from 1 – 4 April.

John Sheehan Addresses Global Audience On Transferable Development Rights
18 Apr, 2012
In his role as ambassador-at-large for the UTS: Asia-Pacific Centre for Complex Real Property Rights, Professor John Sheehan recently joined planning, law and property rights experts for the 6th International Annual Planning, Law, and Property Rights Conference, hosted by the University of Ulster's School of the Built Environment, in Belfast.

Autodesk Selected as Industry Partner for New UTS Immersive Construction Environment Studio
3 Apr, 2012
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, announced their partnership with the University of Technology Sydney’s (UTS) Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building (DAB) in the launch of the faculty’s Immersive Construction Environment (ICE) studio.

Dr Franklin Obeng-Odoom, Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow 2012
2 Apr, 2012
Dr Franklin Obeng-Odoom has joined the School of the Built Environment, the Faculty of DAB and the UTS: Asia-Pacific Centre for Complex Real Property Rights as a Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow 2012.

Tarsha Finney Discusses Provocative Architecture on Radio National
2 Apr, 2012
Tarsha Finney was a guest of By Design with Fenella Kernabone on Wednesday 22 March.

Anthony Burke And Gerard Reinmuth to Present at TEDx Sydney
2 Apr, 2012
Anthony Burke and Gerard Reinmuth have been invited to speak at the next Tedx Sydney.


DAB Well Represented At CHOVA 2012
30 Mar, 2012
Professor Spike Boydell, Professor John Sheehan and Vince Mangioni were all invited speakers at the Commonwealth Heads of Valuation Association Conference (CHOVA 2012) in Sydney on 18 – 21 March 2012.

Paul Sutton Exhibits at Hugonet
30 Mar, 2012
Lecturer in Visual Communication, Paul Sutton is currently exhibiting his most recent photographic project online at Jas Hugonnet gallery.

Donna Sgro and Armando Chant Exhibit at Verge Gallery
29 Mar, 2012
Donna Sgro and Armando Chant are currently participating in the exhibition Language of Life: Biomimicry in Architecture, Art, Design and Science at Verge Gallery, University of Sydney.

UTS Architecture Academics to speak at Speculative Formation Symposium at RMIT
12 Mar, 2012
Dave Pigram and Anthony Burke from the UTS School of Architecture, will be speakers at the symposium ‘Speculative Formation: complex systems and non-linear design strategies’ presented by RMIT School of Architecture and Design and the Design Research Institute on Friday 9 March, 2012.

Call for Papers: Immaterial materialities, Interstices 14 International Symposium, 28-30 Nov 2012
12 Mar, 2012
The Interstices 14 Symposium will be held from 28-30 November 2012 at the University of Technology, Sydney and is currently calling for submissions.


Vicki Karaminas In Print
28 Feb, 2012
Fashion and Art, edited by Associate Professor Vicki Karaminas and Dr Adam Geczy (Sydney College of the Arts) has just been released by Berg publishers (UK).

Nick Chapman Awarded Ashfield Citizen Of The Year
27 Feb, 2012
Nick Chapman has been awarded Ashfield Citizen of the Year for 2012.

David Burns Exhibits In Usa
23 Feb, 2012
Partial Architectures, a solo exhibition by David Burns, is currently on view at Gallery 103 in Knoxville, TN USA and EDGE Studio Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA USA.

Janet Ge Highly Commended At Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference
22 Feb, 2012
Janet Ge’s presented paper "Sustainable housing: a case study of heritage building in Hangzhou China – Xin Janet Ge, Grace Ding and Peter Phillips" has received a Highly Commended Award in the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PRRES) conference (A grade conference), held in Adelaide from 15-18 January.

Research Stories From Project Management
21 Feb, 2012
Nearly 40 project management researchers gathered at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane in early February to share their current research.



UTS Design Phd Candidate in World Habitat Award 2011 Winning Team
21 Sep, 2011
UTS Design PhD Candidate, Christian Tietz was recently part of the team that won this years prestigious World Habitat Award 2011.

Alana Clifton-Cunningham and Cecilia Heffer in Tamworth Textile Triennial
21 Sep, 2011
Featuring work by Alana Clifton-Cunningham and Cecilia Heffer, the Tamworth Textile Triennial: Sensorial Loop is a survey exhibition of contemporary textiles within Australia.

Mark Titmarsh’s ‘On the Beach’ Magazine in Dutch Exhibition
21 Sep, 2011
On 10 September, an exhibition of Australian art periodicals was held at Kunstverein, Amsterdam and included ‘On the Beach’ a postmodern art journal that Mark co-edited in the 1980s.

A Busy September for UTS: APCCRPR conference presentations
7 Sep, 2011
This week DAB Honorary Associate and member of the UTS:APCCRPR Ulai Baya is presenting collaborative research undertaken with Professor Spike Boydell at the Mama Graon – Vanuatu Land Program - Workshop on Customary Land in Port Vila, Vanuatu, 4-8 September.


Spike Boydell on Radio Australia's Pacific Beat
25 Aug, 2011
On 24 August, Spike Boydell was a guest on Radio Australia's Pacific Beat discussing his views that landowners will need proper legal representation and guidance if Papua New Guinea introduce proposed changes to the country's mining laws.

Heather McDonald’s Book 'Urban Policy and the Census' published
24 Aug, 2011
Edited by Heather McDonald and Alan Peters, Urban Policy and the Census helps researchers and policy analysts gain an integrated understanding of census data and other relevant policy data sources, their strengths and limitations, and how best to use this data in policy research.

Peter McNeil’s ‘Shoes’ Book Reissued in Paperback
1 Aug, 2011
The award-winning anthology, Shoes: History From Sandals to Sneakers, edited by Giorgio Riello and Peter McNeil has been reissued in paperback.

Tarsha Finney Presents at the Australian Institute of Architects
6 Aug, 2011
Tarsha Finney was recently invited to speak at the Australian Institute of Architects as part of TNT, the Tuesday night lecture series at the AIA.


UTS: Symposium Explores the Australian Housing Affordability Crisis
29 Jul, 2011
With a backdrop of Australia having the least affordable housing in the world, the University of Technology, Sydney’s NextGen research initiative is holding a symposium on Monday 8 August to investigate options for the next generation of affordable or social urban Australian housing.

Can fashion be art?
27 Jul, 2011
Eminent fashion scholar Valerie Steele, will be speaking at the Powerhouse Museum on Wednesday 3 August, about the relationship between art and fashion, explaining why they are on different planes.

Designers and Industry Collaborate to Propose Improved Traffic Safety
23 Jul, 2011
Inviting visitors to make, critique and curate new designs for fluorescent traffic control bollards, Australian artist and designer Jane Gavan's new exhibition, Factory as Studio opens at UTS's DAB LAB on Wednesday 3 August.

Land Resource Symposium Marries Theory with Practice
15 Jul, 2011
Australian and Melanesian senior land professionals recently joined with academics at the University of Technology, Sydney to address equitable land resource compensation.

SBE Achieves a Double Strike with Doctors of Project Management
10 Jul, 2011
Two Doctor of Project Management (DPM) scholars have completed their research successfully to graduate in 2011. They are our first DPM graduates from the program. Their success will enable SBE to extend the Project Management Institute's (PMI) accreditation of the Master of Project Management program to the Doctor of Project Management Program.

UTS: Asia-Pacific Centre for Complex Real Property Rights hosts Land Resource Compensation Symposium
13 Jul, 2011
On the 11-12 July 2011, thirty leading thinkers and practitioners on property rights came together for 'Land Resource Compensation: a Pacific Regional Symposium' hosted by the UTS: Asia-Pacific Centre for Complex Real Property Rights in association with the International Academic Association for Planning, Law and Property Rights.


Designing Out Crime research positions available
1 Jun, 2011
The Designing Out Crime research centre (DOC) is seeking expressions of interest from students considering enrolling in a research degree at UTS.


Old Made New Again: tradition merges with cutting-edge technology in interactive lace artwork
25 May, 2011
Often considered old-fashioned, contemporary lace is anything but, as artists Cecilia Heffer and Bert Bongers reveal in their new collaborative artwork, InterLace.

Vicki Karaminas voted onto board of Popular Culture / American Culture Association
18 May, 2011
Associate Professor Vicki Karaminas has been voted onto the governing board of the Popular Culture / American Culture Association (PCA/ACA).

UTS Master of Architecture Students Present Workshop Outcomes to Alice Springs Mayor
7 May, 2011
Last month, UTS Master of Architecture students participated in a ten-day workshop in Alice Springs looking at issues of urban renewal, housing, social equity and creative industries.

Shankar Sankaran and Debu Mukerjee to Present at 'West Meets East: Enlightening, Balancing, and Transcending' Conference in San Antonio
5 May, 2011
In August, Debu Mukerjee and his PhD supervisor Shankar Sankaran will conduct a Professional Development Workshop at the Academy of Management Meeting being held at San Antonio, USA under the auspices of the Management Spirituality and Religion (MSR) Special Interest Group of the Academy.

Alana Clifton-Cunningham Presents at ‘get Knitted’ Knitwear Symposium in Auckland
6 May, 2011
In April, Alana Clifton-Cunningham presented at the international symposium 'get Knitted', which was hosted by the Textile and Design Lab at the Auckland University of Technology, NZ.


New Exhibition Highlights the Art and Process of Writing by Hand
24 Apr, 2011
For many, the pleasure and process of physically writing by hand has largely been replaced by the ease and convenience of typing with keyboard and computer. But for Zoë Sadokierski, who hand wrote the entire 70,000 words of her doctoral thesis, nothing can replace the age-old process of scribing by hand.

Julie Jupp and Joanne Jakovich: Implementing ‘Think. Change. Do.’
18 Apr, 2011
On Friday 8 April, Julie Jupp and Joanne Jakovich presented the talk, Implementing 'Think. Change. Do.' at Bienalto House.

Spike Boydell: Is Crown Land Indigenous Land? 
8 Apr, 2011
Spike Boydell recently contributed to an op-ed piece titled Is Crown Land Indigenous Land? for New Matilda.

Mark Titmarsh Presents at Visuality 2011 Conference in Lithuania
17 Apr, 2011
Earlier this month, Mark Titmarsh presented a paper entitled "Thinking the Phenomenology of Image through the Poetics of Contemporary Expanded Painting" at the conference Visuality 2011: Interactions Of Creativity And Image.

Professor John Sheehan Featured on SBS Dateline
3 Apr, 2011
Professor John Sheehan was recently featured on SBS Dateline in relation to a Negev Bedouin Mabo-style land claim.

UTS: Design teams with Housing NSW to revitalise Mt Druitt
8 Apr, 2011
Housing NSW has joined forces with UTS and UWS in a unique community regeneration project to empower and strengthen the Mt Druitt community and reduce crime in the area. The Community and Environment Project (CEP) is a joint partnership between Housing NSW, the University of Technology (UTS) Built Environment – Designing Out Crime Research Centre and the University of Western Sydney (UWS) Social Work Unit.

Designing Out Crime welcomes two new visiting academics
5 Apr, 2011
Dr Ilse Luyk- de Visser and Christelle Harkema visiting academics to UTS Designing Out Crime

Designing Out Crime hosts Research Collaboration Forum
5 Apr, 2011
Designing Out Crime Research Collaboration Forum 24 March 2011. Over 50 academics and researchers from Censoc, CIIC, ISF, IML, RIO as well as the faculties of Business, DAB, FASS, FEIT, Law and Science participating.


UTS: Design, Architecture and Building Research Recognised as World Standard
14 Feb, 2011
Research by the Design, Architecture and Building Faculty at the University of Technology, Sydney has been rated as world standard in the recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) framework.



Lizzie Muller and Julie Jupp win Early Career Researcher Grants
23 Nov, 2010
Congratulations to Lizzie Muller who has been awarded full funding for her project 'Curatorial innovation and digital media art' and to Julie Jupp who has been awarded a start-up grant for her project 'Network perspective of decision processes in complex construction projects'.

Mike Day at ilight Marina Bay
9 Nov, 2010
Lecturer Mike Day was a recent guest of the Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority

Mark Titmarsh Presents at International Transdiciplinary Imaging Conference
10 Nov, 2010
Mark Titmarsh presented a paper on Expanded Painting at the First International Conference on Transdiciplinary Imaging at the Intersections Between Art, Science and Culture, held at Artspace, Sydney from 5-6 November.

Steve Garfein's Masterclass for SBE
10 Nov, 2010
In October, the School of the Built Environment (SBE) invited Steve Garfein from the US to conduct a Masterclass on Strategic Portfolio Management for Senior Industry Managers.

Peter McNeil's Students Going Places
26 Nov, 2010
The PhD students in the School of Design are out and about.


Bryce Cassin To Publish New Book
26 Oct, 2010
Bryce Cassin is under contract to write the new title The Social Infrastructure of Project Management with Gower UK.

Industry Leaders Join UTS and RICS in Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings Focus Group
26 Oct, 2010
Major players in the institutional property sector recently participated in a UTS / RICS focus group aimed at identifying existing gaps in industry knowledge relating to the validation of development and investment decisions in energy efficient commercial buildings.

ARC Discovery and Linkage Grants
26 Oct, 2010
Congratulations to Heather Macdonald and Tom Barker for their ARC grant successes.


Transdisciplinarity and Action Research
28 Sep, 2010
At the Eighth World Action Research Congress organised by ALARA (Action Research and Action Learning Association of Australia) held in Melbourne from 6-9 September A/Prof. Shankar Sankaran and Dr. Alan Rayner, from the University of Bath facilitated a catalytic workshop titled 'How can we conduct action research to meet trans-disciplinary challenges?'.

New Professor Brings Digital Technologies in Construction Expertise to UTS
14 Sep, 2010
A leading expert in the development of new theories and models for construction project management, Professor Anil Sawhney joins the UTS School of Built Environment this semester.

Five new scholarships available for DAB PhD candidates
10 Sep, 2010
As part of its ambitious program of research expansion, UTS has created five special PhD scholarships for 2011 for candidiates undertaking research in DAB.

Death, Avatars and narrative design explored at the UTS: Sydney International Animation Festival Symposium.
2 Sep, 2010
The question of whether computer-generated animation is concealing genuine emotions is one of the issues to be explored at the UTS: Sydney International Animation Festival Symposium. Visiting from Bordeaux University, Associate Professor Pierre Floquet, one of the most respected animation academics in the world, will deliver a keynote address at the symposium on Friday 24 September at the University of Technology, Sydney.


Surry Hills project website launch and symposium
10 Aug, 2010

Third Year VisComm students contribute innovative responses to the Phosphorus Recovery project
30 Aug, 2010
The Phosphorus Recovery Project is an Australia-first action research project led by the Institute for Sustainable Futures.

Trans-disciplinary Challenge Grant Project featured at ISSS 2010 in Canada
30 Aug, 2010
Presented a joint paper at a conference associated with the 54th International Society for the System Sciences 2010.

Urban Research at Venice Biennale
30 Aug, 2010
Charles Rice's research on John Portman has provided crucial information for the exhibition in the US Pavilion at this year's Venice Architecture Biennale.

Master of Project Management program featured in Washington DC research conference
30 Aug, 2010
Master of Project Management program featured in Washington DC Project Management Education and Research Conference


Climate change facts, uncertainties and actions
7 Jun, 2010
On Tuesday 26 May 2010, Lord May of Oxford gave a public lecture at the UTS School of the Built Environment.

Traces - the road as canvas
2 Jun, 2010
Seeing road surfaces as a canvas, interaction professor Bert Bongers has developed an exhibition which invites the viewer to discover the non-obvious in our surroundings. Traces uses imagery of car tyre skid marks and marks made by workers on pavements.


Congratulations to new Design PhDs
10 May, 2010
Congratulations to School of Design PhD graduates.

Best paper win for Architecture
11 May, 2010
Gavin Perin and PhD candidate Linda Matthews won best paper at the recent international conference- ARTECH 2010 Conference.

Kirsty Beilharz's Diamond Quills to premier
3 May, 2010
Kirsty Beilharz's new composition for bass clarinet, cello and piano, Diamond Quills, will be premiered by Charisma Ensemble at the Sydney Conservatorium.

DAB gives a FIG
3 May, 2010
Last week saw some 2,200 valuers, planners, construction managers and surveyors descend on Sydney for the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG).


Call for papers: UTS: Sydney International Animation Festival Symposium - Animation Histories and Futures
4 Mar, 2010
As part of the 2010 UTS: Sydney International Animation Festival, a symposium will be held to explore animation's contemporary expansion. To be held at the University of Technology, Sydney on Friday 24 September, entries are now being accepted.


Peter McNeil Awarded Grant with Humanities in the European Research Scheme
17 Feb, 2010
Peter McNeil, along with five other Principal Investigators and the Project Leader Professor Evelyn Welch, has been awarded the sum of 985, 000 EURO from the Humanities in the European Research Area: 'Humanities as a Source of Creativity and Innovation' Scheme.



Grant Won for Project Management
9 Dec, 2009
Dr Shankar Sankaran has recently received significant funding for the project Strengthening leadership capacity in Australia's rapidly changing aged and community care sector.


DAB Well Presented at OzCHI
23 Nov, 2009
HCI conference to be well attended by DAB staff.

Lizzie Muller Guest Speaks in Melbourne
22 Nov, 2009
LIzzie Mullerhas been invited to be guest speaker for a Curatorial Master Class taking place this week in Melbourne.

Spike Boydell Presents at SOAC 2009
23 Nov, 2009
Professor Spike Boydell will be in Perth next week for the biennial the State of Australian Cities conference (SOAC 2009).

Perry Forsythe Inducted Esteemed Fellow of API
23 Nov, 2009
Associate Professor Perry Forsythe was recently inducted as an esteemed Fellow of the Australian Property Institute.

Dr Shankar Sankaran Speaks at ROMAC Seminar
6 Nov, 2009
Dr. Shankar Sankaran will present a project management perspective of Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC) at the organisation's breakfast seminar on 25 November.

Associate Professor Shankar Sankaran Works With Industry Networks

Associate Professor Shankar Sankaran has this month, been working with the Asia Pacific Mixed Methods Network (ARPMN).


So you think architects can dance?
22 Oct, 2009
Dr Sam Spurr of the University of Technology, Sydney's School of Architecture wonders what would happen if we tried to conceive of the human body as a machine for making space in the next DAB Lab exhibition 'Diagramming the Body Geometric or So you think you can Dance?'


Chivonne Watt Presents At PMOZ
2 Sep, 2009
UTS Project Management lecturuer Chivonne Watt presented the paper Learning How to Manage Projects: Exploring the Situational Context at a national project management conference “PMOZ” in Canberra last month.

Design Lecturer Lizzie Muller Visiting Research Fellow in Linz
2 Sep, 2009
Lizzie Muller will be Visiting Research Fellow at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Media Arts Research in Linz this month.

Dr Peter Smith Awarded
2 Sep, 2009
UTS Built Environment's Dr. Peter Smith received the Australasian Innovation in Housing Research Award at the joint fourth Australasian Housing Researchers Conference & 7th Asia-Pacific Network for Housing Research Conference held in August.

Call for Papers: Special Issue on 'Program Management' in The Journal of Project Program and Portfolio Management
2 Sep, 2009
The first issue of The Journal of Project, Program and Portfolio Management will be published in Mid 2010 as a special issue on the topic of 'Program Management', with guest editor Michel Thiry.


Estonian animation exclusive to UTS: Sydney International Animation Festival
6 Aug, 2009
While it might come as a surprise to many, Estonia's animation community ranks among the best in the world, and Sydneysiders will have an exclusive chance to experience some of the best at the UTS: Sydney International Animation Festival on Saturday 5 September.


John Sheehan Speaks on Carbon
29 Jul, 2009
UTS Adjunct Professor John Sheehan, spoke in Albury last month at a seminar involving valuers, financial professionals and farm management personnel.

The Journal of Project, Program and Portfolio Management launches 2010
10 Jul, 2009
The first issue of The Journal of Project, Program and Portfolio Managementis to be published by UTS ePress in 2010.

Research Grant Requires Past Sydney Ragtrade Workers
17 Jul, 2009
DAB researchers require past ragtrade workers to participate in the oral histories component of the UTS Challenge Grant: Mapping Memory and History in UTS Environs; connecting fashion products and worker's lives in the industrial heritage of Sydney

UTS Investigates Metropolis Mix-Use Space
17 Jul, 2009
APCCRPR researchers Prof. Spike Boydell, Dr Glen Searle and Kate Fairlie are currently progressing fieldwork on the contemporary commons of Sydney’s Darling Harbour precinct.

UTS Advises on Native Title Laws
6 Jul, 2009
UTS adjunct professor John Sheehan travelled to Israel this month to advise Israel's Bedouin people on Australia's native title laws.

Spike Boydell Presents at the World Bank's 5th Urban Research Symposium
6 Jul, 2009
Professor Spike Boydell is currently a guest of the World Bank in Marseilles, presenting the findings of two UTS transdisciplinary research projects at the World Bank's 5th Urban Research Symposium.

Shankar Sankaran - Distinguished Fellow of New Action Research Centre
5 Jul, 2009
The Built Environment's A/Professor Shankar Sankaran has been invited to become a Distinguished Fellow of the University of Cincinnati's Action Research Centre.

Films For a Career in Architecture and Construction
2 Jul, 2009
The UTS Equity and Diversity Unit has funded a major project designed to encourage women to study and work in fields where they are statistically under-represented, including Architecture and Construction. The result is a suite of six short films, constructed from interviews with a range of prominent, interesting and articulate practitioners working in the Built Environment professions.


Shankar Sankaran - Distinguished Fellow of New Action Research Centre
26 Jun, 2009
The Built Environment's A/Professor Shankar Sankaran has been invited to become a Distinguished Fellow of the University of Cincinnati's Action Research Centre.

New Publication Fashion In Fiction
10 Jun, 2009
Professor Peter McNeil and Dr Vicki Karaminas - in collaboration with Professor Catherine Cole from RMIT - have a new publication with Berg, Oxford and New York.


Kees Dorst releases Design Expertise
25 May, 2009
Kees Dorst recently launched his latest book Design Expertise at Melbourne's combined AIA National Conference and DesignEx.

Kirsty Beilharz Wins
25 May, 2009
Course Director for DAB's new Bachelor of Design in Photography and Situated Media Kirsty Beilharz, has had two big wins with research development grants.

School of (re)Design
20 May, 2009
There is a new vigour, a new revolution underway at the University of Technology, Sydney’s School of Design. And it's happening at the top, with Professor Lawrence Wallen taking the helm as new Head of School, and the appointment of four new international professors who, together, will drive design education and research in Australia to exciting new places.

New UTS Research Venture Launched
11 May, 2009
The Asia-Pacific Centre for Complex Real Property Rights (APCCRPR) was recently launched by Justice McClellan in the UTS Chancellory.

A Research Win for Professor Spike Boydell
11 May, 2009
Built Environment's Spike Boydell has won the Emerald Outstanding Paper Award for an APCCRPR collaboration with Radhika Murti of the International Conservation Union.

Alison Gwilt Awarded at International Fashion Conference
11 May, 2009
The London College of Fashion: IFFTI Fashion and Well-Being conference brought together representatives from some of the world's leading fashion education and industry institutions - including Fashion & Textile's Course Director Alison Gwilt.


Project Management's Recent Successes
21 Apr, 2009
Dr Shankar Sankaran, Course Director of Master of Project Management has received a couple of honours from industry bodies this month.


Complex Real Property Rights research centre a first in the Southern Hemisphere
23 Mar, 2009
Carbon rights, customary land, urban planning, common property, the Republic, and even the sex industry will be under scrutiny by the University of Technology, Sydney's latest research venture. The Asia-Pacific Centre for Complex Real Property Rights (APCCRPR), unique in the Southern Hemisphere for the way it embraces the challenge and diversity of contemporary property rights, will be opened by His Honour Justice Peter McClellan, Chief Judge at Common Law in the NSW Supreme Court, on 29 April 2009.

Peter McNeil Goes Global
20 Mar, 2009
Professor Peter McNeil represented UTS across the globe this summer, visiting New York, London and Stockholm and Asia in the name of design research.

Dr. Vasilije Kokotovich Wins Design Studies Award 2008
20 Mar, 2009
Dr Vasilije Kokotovich from the School of Design has won the Design Studies Award 2008 for his paper in Design Studies issue 29/1.

UTS to find a best practice model for the sex industry
6 Mar, 2009
When it comes to the sex industry, the term "best practice model" could have many interesting interpretations. However, a multidisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Technology, Sydney is commencing research into this in order to find best practice models for sex industry regulation.


DAB to host the SEAM Symposium 2009: Spatial Phrases
21 Feb, 2009
To address the key question of "how can the convergence in thinking between the disciplines of dance, architecture and film provoke innovative contemporary practice?", UTS is hosting the SEAM Symposium 2009: Spatial Phrases

Designing a 30 Year Public Transport Plan for Sydney
18 Feb, 2009
With Sydney's public transport systems currently under intense public and government scrutiny, Garry Glazebrook's report Designing a 30 Year Public Transport Plan for Sydney is a timely proposed long-term plan backed by the necessary financing and supportive policies.


New Head of the UTS School of the Built Environment has focus on industry and research
23 Jan, 2009
Leading the University of Technology, Sydney’s School of the Built Environment is Dr Perry Forsythe, who has joined the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building from the UNSW. In his new role as Head of the School of the Built Environment, Perry hopes to increase research capability and create areas of mutual interest for research.



Visual Communication's Jacqueline Gothe Awarded for her Research in Design
8 Dec, 2008
Visual Communication’s Jacqueline Gothe has been awarded the 2008 Shopfront Research Fellow to assist in her work on understanding relational design.


Fashion in Fiction Global Success
25 Nov, 2008
Following the success of last year's Fashion in Fiction International conference, Dr Vicki Karaminas, Professor Peter McNeil and Professor Catherine Cole (RMIT) have completed a book for Berg (U.K, N.Y) highlighting the function of clothing within fictional narratives, including film, television and advertising.

Nothing Mundane About It
25 Nov, 2008
The everyday computer desktop seems mundane to most, but Ian Gwilt's new media art exhibition title mundane_traces doesn't seem fair at all.


Iron Architect competition has UTS flavour
13 Oct, 2008
Anthony Burke, Ben Hewitt, David Burns and several students laboured on Monday 6 October in the Iron Architect event at Customs house as part of architecture week.


MDA Investigates the Infomatic City
10 Nov, 2008
Dan Hill from Arup and the well subscribed City of Sound plus Mitchell Whitelaw, Program Director at the University of Canberra's Media/Multimedia Production program and author of the The Teeming Void are running this semester's MDA masterclass.

Head to Tamworth for a Lesson in Textiles
10 Nov, 2008
Work by Alana Clifton-Cunningham and Cecilia Heffer will be exhibited in this year's 18th Tamworth Fibre Textile Biennial from now till 18 January.

Beijing Architecture Biennale
10 Nov, 2008
Ben Hewett and Anthony Burke and their practice Offshorestudio exhibited in the Beijing Architecture Biennale's, (Im)material Processes: New Digital Techniques for Architecture last month.

Charles Rice Elected Chair of OCEAN Design Research Network
10 Nov, 2008
Dr Charles Rice has been elected chair of the OCEAN Design Research Network.



Australia's First Project Management Researcher Forum
5 Mar, 2009
The University of Technology, Sydney's School of Built Environment has hosted the inaugural Australian Project Management Researcher Forum. The initiative was a collaboration between the University of Wollongong, The Australian Defence Force Academy which is part of the University of NSW and UTS.

UTS Planning at the World Congress of the Metropolis Association

Dr Glen Searle presented this October at the Sydney Olympic Park Authority Precincts Seminar.



UTS Project Management Speaks at AIPM conference
29 Oct, 2008
Chivonne Watt presented a paper at the Australian Institute of Project Management National Conference, attended by over 500 delegates.

UTS Architecture Lectures North of the Border
29 Oct, 2008
Joanne Jakovich was a guest speaker at the QUT School of Design lecture series, held at the State Library of Queensland on 21 October.

Project Management Awarded Research Funds
29 Oct, 2008
The Built Environment's Dr Shankar Sankaran and his Centre for Management and Organisational Studies colleagues have been awarded $420,000 over three years for the project: “Governance Matters: identifying and making sense of the antecedents to project-blow outs”.


Val Horridge Speaks on YSL
5 Aug, 2008
Doing what she does best, Val Horridge will be talking fashion this Tuesday when she talks about Yves Saint Laurent at the Commermoration Week at the Alliance Francaise, Sydney.


Humanising project management practice and theory
13 Oct, 2008
New research has revealed the extent of the impact of complex human interaction on the effectiveness of project management practice. In his PhD thesis, Human Interaction in Project Management, Dr Mano Nugapitiya, recently graduated from the School of the Built Environment, explored the many social processes that take place concurrently with the technical process, and how these social processes come to influence a project outcome.

Citizenship and the sex industry
13 Oct, 2008
On Thursday 2 October, Prof Spike Boydell took part in a panel discussion at the 4Rs Conference on citizenship and the sex industry.

Planning education in a globalised world
13 Oct, 2008
The UTS Planning Program was a co-host (with USyd, UNSW and UWS) of the 2008 Australian and New Zealand Association of Planning Schools (ANZAPS) conference at the University of Sydney from 26-28 September.

Fashionable European speaking tour
13 Oct, 2008
In September and October Prof Peter McNeil was an invited keynote speaker at a national symposium to assess the state of fashion theory in Italy and Sweden.


School of Built Environment Represented at the National Conference of Action Learning and Action Research Association
4 Sep, 2008
Dr Shankar Sankran and Dr Dr. Elyssebeth Leigh from the School of Built Environment will act as provocateurs at a workshop in Canberra next week as part of the National Conference of Action Learning and Action Research Association of Australia.

Professor Spike Boydell Presents at Knowledge Sharing Workshop
1 Sep, 2008
Professor Spike Boydell presented Building Capacity Through Education and Training on behalf of the UTS Property Rights Research Group at the recent Knowledge Sharing Workshop organised by Land Equity International.

Chivonne Watt Presents at National Project Management Conference
1 Sep, 2008
The Built Environment's Chivonne Watt presented a paper at the national project management conference PMOZ 2008 in late August.


A Successful Grant Win for Interior Design
15 Aug, 2008
Susan Sherringham has lead a successful cross faculty, cross institutional team, in applying for an ALTC ( Carrick) Priority Projects Grant.

This Years' Australian Learning & Teaching Council Presentation Ceremony Awards Dr Louise McWhinnie
7 Aug, 2008
Dr Louise McWhinnie, Associate Dean, Teaching & Learning attended the Australian Learning & Teaching Council annual presentation ceremony on Tuesday evening where she was awarded with a citation for "an outstanding contribution to Australian university teaching & learning" and a cheque for $10,000.

Dr Shankar Sankaran Speaks at UWM
5 Aug, 2008
Dr Shankar Sankaran presented a paper at the 52nd Annual meeting for the International Society for the System Science's, held at the University of Wisconsin Madison in mid-July.

A/Prof Angelo Karantonis Presents at the AUBEA Conference in Auckland
5 Aug, 2008
Associate Professor Angelo Karantonis has attended the AUBEA Conference in Auckland where he met with all the Heads of Construction and Construction Economic's courses throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Dr Glen Searle Advises on Future Olympic Infrastructure in London
5 Aug, 2008
Dr Glen Searle has presented at the After the Event: Culture and Sport - Access and Legacies conference held in Manchester on 15-16 July.

Dr Grace Ding Speaks on Teaching in China
5 Aug, 2008
The School of the Built Environment's Dr Grace Ding, was invited by China's Ministry of Education, as a key note speaker at the bi-annual nationwide seminar in education development held in Tianjin between 15-18 July 2008.

Recent Appointment for Dr Vicki Karaminas
5 Aug, 2008
Dr Vicki Karaminas has recently been appointed as the Chair for Subcultural Style and Identity of the Popular Culture and American Culture Association.



Dr Shankar Sankaran - Communications Director for (PMI)
5 Mar, 2009
Dr Shankar Sankaran has been elected Communications Director on the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Sydney Chapter Board.



UTS Property Rights Research Group Back in the Pacific
18 Jul, 2008
The UTS Property Rights Research Group recently secured $30,000 AusAID International Seminar Support Scheme (ISSS) funding to co-facilitate the United Nations FAO / USP LMD Pacific Regional Seminar on Good Governance in Land Tenure and Administration in the Pacific Islands.


A Fashion Guide for Any Moment in Time
23 Jun, 2008
Know your fashion for any historical occassion with Fashion: Critical and Primary Sources .

The major multi-volume of work, edited by DAB’s Peter McNeil, brings together over 100 key essays and articles covering fashion with a historical focus.

The School of Built Environment Staff Awarded by AIQS
17 Jun, 2008
Rick Best and Peter Smith from the School of Built Environment, have been awarded at the recent celebration for the Centenary of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS).


Dr Paul Luciani Awarded Doctor of Facility Management
27 May, 2008
The School of the Built Environment's Dr Paul Luciani was awarded his doctorate at this month's recent graduation ceremony.

Glen Searle Joins The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
27 May, 2008
Glen Searle has been appointed as a member of the Peer Review Panel in the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute.

UTS Prof. Spike Boydell Talks on Carbon Offsets
27 May, 2008
Carbon Property Rights were placed firmly on the agenda for property and legal practitioners at a packed Forum held at Corrs Chambers Westgarth lawyers on 19 May.

UTS School of Built Environment Chairs Annual Metropolitan and Design Summit
27 May, 2008

Peter McNeil Promotes UTS Design Abroad
27 May, 2008
This month Peter McNeil burned a bigger campaign trail than the US democrats when he represented the faculty at universities across America, Sweden and the UK.

Chris Bowman Speaks Design in Chille
27 May, 2008
This week between May 27-30, Chris Bowman is off to Santiago, Chille to speak at the International Seminar New Opportunities for Technological Innovation.

UTS Architecture and Construction Succeed in Equity and Diversity Grant Application
27 May, 2008
Naomi Stead recently lead a successful DAB team in applying for a UTS Gender Equity Grant for 2008.


John Sheehan is Appointed Adjunct Professor with the School of Built Environment
29 Apr, 2008
Professor Spike Boydell from the School of the Built Environment presented John Sheehan this month with his letter of appointment as an Adjunct Professor with the University of Technology Sydney.

School of Design and Architecture Come Together for UTS Research Grant
29 Apr, 2008
Academic staff from both the School of Design and the School of Architecture are set to work together on the UTS Challenge Grant (Blueprints for Sydney) 2008-9.

UTS and NSW Government to fight crime through design
29 Apr, 2008
In a first for New South Wales, UTS's Designing Out Crime Research Centre will help reduce and prevent crime through the design of products, buildings and environments. The three year project has received over $1 million funding from both the Attorney General’s Office and UTS.

Glen Searle Writes on Politics in Tourist Precint Development
11 Apr, 2008
Glen Searle has authored a chapter in recently published City Spaces - Tourist Places: Urban Tourism Precincts.


UTS Property Rights Research Group Attends International Academic Forum
28 Mar, 2008
John Sheehan recently represented the UTS Property Rights Research Group at the meeting of the International Academic Group on Planning, Law and Property Rights in Warsaw

Professor Spike Boydell Speaks on Property Rights with Carbon Offsets
28 Mar, 2008
The explosion of carbon offset schemes throughout Australia has raised alarm over the lack of regulation and the prospect for huge financial losses by investors seeking to compensate their carbon emissions through the purchase of carbon offsets.
Professor Spike Boydell will represent UTS' School of Built Environment as one of the five speakers in the forum Carbon Offsets & Trading Schemes: Challenges & Opportunities Forum to talk about how property rights in carbon might be achieved.

Dr Glen Searle Co-Authors Chapter on Sydney's Knowledge Sector Development
17 Mar, 2008
Dr Glen Searle has co-authored, with Associate Professor Bill Pritchard of the University of Sydney, a chapter in newly published US book Knowledge-Based Urban Development: Planning and Applications in the Information Era.


Built Environment Academics Present at Malaysian Conference
28 Feb, 2008

The Faculty's Associate Professor Angelo Karantonis, Dr Garrick Small, Dr David Higgins, Hera Antoniades and Vince Mangioni attended and presented at the 14th Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference in Kuala Lumpur in January.

UTS are set to host the 15th PRRES conference in January 2009.

Is the IT Industry Holding Back Our Economy?
20 Feb, 2008
The health of the Australian economy is currently being jeopardised because the local IT industry has not achieved its full potential, a senior university academic has said. Dr Glen Searle, Course Director of Planning at the University of Technology, Sydney claims, with IT industry imports growing as a major contributor to the balance of payments deficit, all aspects of Australian industry are under threat.

OCEAN comes to Sydney

12 Feb, 2008
UTS School of Architecture Academics Dr Charles Rice, Anthony Burke and Adrian Lahoud have been invited to join the international design research network OCEAN.

Walter Benjamin and Architecture

12 Feb, 2008
Andrew Benjamin and Charles Rice have recently edited a special issue of the Journal of Architecture that addresses the importance of German cultural critic Walter Benjamin's work for the interpretation of modern and contemporary architecture.

UTS Academics Debate Architecture and Authorship

12 Feb, 2008
School of Architecture academics Dr Naomi Stead and Dr Charles Rice presented papers at a symposium on Architecture and Authorship at the KTH School of Architecture in Stockholm in early February.


A New Vision for Design Research at UTS
22 Jan, 2008
The University of Technology, Sydney will receive a new vision from 2008 with the addition of Dr Kees Dorst as Associate Dean, Research within the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building.



UTS Researchers Attend the State of Australian Cities Conference in Force
5 Dec, 2007
Eight UTS Researchers presented eight collaborative and individual research papers at the biennial State of Australian Cities Conference in Adelaide, 28-30 November 2007.


Dr Garrick Small published in social justice book
23 Nov, 2007
Dr Garrick Small has contributed to the book Life To The Full: Rights and Social Justice in Australia which contributes to the debate on social justice in our community. The book will be launched on 25 November 2007.

MOU signed with University of Wisconsin Plateville
15 Nov, 2007
UTS and the University of Wisconsin Plateville have this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding.


Placing commercial property in the Australian capital market.
31 Oct, 2007
David Higgins, Senior Lecturer, School of the Built Environment, has written a new report “Placing commercial property in the Australian capital market”, which has been published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Dual book launch for Architecture academics
29 Oct, 2007
Dr Charles Rice and Anthony Burke both from Architecture will host a dual launch to celebrate the recent publication of their books, "Emergence of the Interior: Architecture, Modernity, Domesticity" by Dr Rice and "Network Practices: New Strategies in Architecture and Design" an collection of essays co-edited by Anthony Burke.

Dr Garrick Small wins API medal
2 Oct, 2007
Dr Garrick Small was awarded the SF Whittington Memorial Gold Medal

Built Environment academics secure AIQS commission
2 Oct, 2007
Peter Smith and Rick Best, from the School of the Built Environment, are to produce a teaching resource based on a 3D CAD model of a small building project

Gerard de Valence asked to write book chapter
2 Oct, 2007
Gerard de Valence, Course Director Postgraduate Property Development Courses, who has been asked to expand a conference paper into a chapter for a book to be published by Taylor & Francis in 2008, titled 'Developments in Procurement Systems'.


Darrall Thompson awarded internal and external grant!
12 Jun, 2007
Senior Lecturer and Director of Teaching and Learning for the School of Design, Darrall Thompson has been awarded the Carrick Priority Project grant and a grant from the UTS Learning and Teaching Performance fund.

UTS challenge grant research project
12 Jun, 2007
A DAB research team which consists of Professor Spike Boydell, Peter Rickwood, Leena Thomas and Garry Glazebrook is involved in a collaborative research project titled 'Integrating Urban Models for Improved Decision Making'.

ARC industrly linkage grant win for DAB
12 Jun, 2007
The Head of School of Architecture, Sandra Kaji-O'Grady and Martin Kornberger, have been successful in their ARC Industry Linkage grant application with collaborating partner Woods Bagot for "The Architecture of Academic Research".


Residential property valuations need broader focus for investment purposes, says UTS Property Economics expert
2 Aug, 2007
New research from University of Technology, Sydney property economics expert Vince Mangioni reveals that property valuation advice may be failing investors, as the advice is asset focused, while valuers have a property focus. From a consumer perspective, valuers fail to link the specific attributes of a property to the specific investment objectives of the investor.


Property Tax - Risk Free Profit
26 Apr, 2007
Associate Professor Angelo Karantonis recently revealed that the three levels of Government receive over 60% of the total money generated by property development.


UTS academics win competitive research grant from RICS Education Trust
6 Jun, 2007
The Education Trust of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has awarded funding of $18,321 to three members of the UTS Property Rights Research Group (PRRG), Professor Spike Boydell, Dr Glen Searle and Dr Garrick Small, for their research "Defining Property Rights in the Contemporary Urban Commons: a case study of Darling Harbour, Sydney".

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