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What we do


The UTS School of Architecture is a laboratory for the future of architecture and landscape architecture. We are committed to teaching, learning and research that improves our cities’ diverse environments through critical and creative spatial thinking.

We engage with emerging practices across the spectrum of architecture from professional practice to design technologies. Our focus is international, and we join with industry and institutional thought leaders who believe in research and education focused on an expanded practice of architecture and architectural design.

INDEX: UTS School of Architecture end of year exhibition

Leading practitioners

Our staff members, including adjunct professors, visiting academics and guest lecturers are internationally recognised. Many are actively engaged with industry as practitioners.

We have strong relationships with major architectural practices, including Gehry Partners (opens an external site), COX Architecture and ASPECT Studios. These practices regularly contribute to the culture of the school and support scholarships and internships.

Circular Quay, Sydney. Image credit: William Feuerman

Global perspective

Our students will have at least two significant international learning experiences with additional opportunities including: international study abroad, study tours, global design studios and master classes with leading international visiting designers and scholars.

Anthony Burke’s (Head of School) and Gerard Reinmuth’s (Professor of Practice) curatorship of the Australian Pavilion at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale demonstrates the UTS School of Architecture’s active contribution to the international field.

New technologies, professional recognition

The School offers design studios that cross a diverse range of scales and modes of operation from urban strategy, building performance technologies, to one-to-one prototyping and digital fabrication. The School’s long-term commitment to the application of computational and digital processes is reflected in its continued leadership in this area.Our courses are accredited by:

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*The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture has received preliminary accreditation by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects. Full accreditation will be sought in 2017, six months before the graduation of the first student cohort.

Our research

Researchers in the UTS School of Architecture are leaders in the profession. Our research focus includes:

  • innovation in creative design and advanced construction technologies
  • the impact of new media, technology and the politics of contemporary architecture and the city
  • questions of urban culture and sustainability
  • history and critical theories of architecture.

USA 'Global Studios’ study tour