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May 2017

In era of global consumption, our understanding of cattle stock routes can no longer be local.
Not all UTS Design students commence straight after high school. Many, such as current student, Tess Frost, take a different pathway.

April 2017

The way someone looks – the size of their nose or the abundance of body or facial hair – is an amusing topic of dinner discussions in my Lebanese–Australian family.
Stress: arguably one of the most debilitating, potentially harmful and ubiquitous modern-day ailments impacting us daily. And yet, there are little to no portable treatment tools available to both diagnose and alleviate our stress levels, until now.    
For decades Sydneysiders have demanded an efficient, integrated public transport system, a challenge which UTS Master of Design student, Hanan Bou Akl, was ready to tackle as part of the course’s Service Design unit.

March 2017

According to the 2017 QS World University Rankings by subject (Art and Design), UTS School of Design now sits at number 29, a rise of two spots from 2016, placing it as the leading Art and Design School in NSW.
What happens after Cyclone Debbie is a familiar process. It has been repeated many times in cities around the world. The reason is that our cities are not designed for these types of events.
As the latest cohort of eager creatives and aspiring designers set to embark on life as DAB students, we reflect on the achievements of the first group of graduating students from the UTS Bachelor of Design in Animation (Honours) program.

December 2016

One man's quest to discover his Indigenous heritage has triggered a grand revitalisation project led by UTS Design academics in two rural New South Wales communities.
The brief for this year’s final project of the UTS Bachelor of Architecture was bold and ambitious: to design a new school for inner Sydney, a blueprint for a contemporary multi-arts centre with potential to revolutionise secondary education.

November 2016

UTS Visual Communication student, Gabriella Clegg, decided to tackle of unused household goods as part of her Honours major project and its led to the creation of The Object Library – an experience driven platform, designed to link you and your underutilised goods with the community.
The suburban street setback is enshrined in most residential planning policies, including Western Australia’s Residential Design Codes. These dictate that all dwellings are constructed at a uniform distance from the kerb.
Original paintings by acclaimed Australian artists Sidney Nolan and Wendy Sharpe were recently auctioned off by the Garth Barnett Scholarship Trust Fund, to support students studying at the UTS Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building.
Professor Louise McWhinnie has been appointed Dean of the Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation at UTS.

October 2016

Cross-divisional teams made up of students from Architecture and Built Environment, have been working on comprehensive urban renewal plans for sites including Sydney Metro stations, as part of a compulsory UTS Planning and Property Development unit.
Curiosity about a young academic’s family history has sparked a grand revitalisation project led by UTS Design academics and students, in two NSW Central West regional communities.
Federal Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Craig Laundy has praised UTS for its track record in forging building industry research relationships.
Prized possessions owned by one of Sydney’s most celebrated interior design specialists, Garth Barnett, will be auctioned off to support students from UTS Design, Architecture and Building facing barriers to education and reward excellence in design.
Since 2012, the Designing Out Crime Research Centre has been collaborating with the NSW Government to re-think and re-design the state’s prisons.
Sam McDonnell is an industrial design graduate who, together with fellow UTS alumni Hartley Pike and Jan Schroeder, Co-Founded Construction Cloud in 2015.
Mitch Horrocks is a Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Integrated Product Design student who has spent months living in Uganda developing a stovetop extension to reduce water-borne illness in rural African communities.
The 2016 UTS Fashion and Textiles Show will be held on Tuesday 25 October.

September 2016

International architecture experts, Indy Johar (Architecture 00, UK) and Professor Laura Lee (Carnegie Mellon University, USA) will headline the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia (AASA) 9th International Conference 2016, hosted by the UTS School of Architecture.
The UTS School of Design is calling for applications for the Critical Spatial Thinking PhD program.
A collaboration between UTS Fashion & Textiles and one of the UK’s most celebrated fashion luminaries, Julian Roberts, will see inner Sydney streets transformed into an outdoor, performance scape for this year’s BEAMS Festival.

August 2016

Founding partner of Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects, Brian Zulaikha and Design Director for City of Sydney, Bridget Smyth have joined the UTS Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building as adjunct professors in the School of Architecture.
As part of Vivid Sydney 2016, 60 second-year animation students created Chronos and Kairos – a 12-minute animation that was projected onto the old brewery at Central Park, Chippendale.
Mark Liu, an international fashion designer and UTS alumnus, explains why dropping all your math and science subjects to take up textiles and art in high school is a bad strategy.
Celebrating the moment of ‘old to new’ a temporary mural, street art style, now adorns Broadway-facing walls of UTS's latest $1.3b City Campus Masterplan project UTS Central.
In the recently revealed plans for a major upgrade of the Sydney Opera House we reach a key moment in the history of the House. Just as the incredible achievement of the Opera House said so much about our ambitions and capabilities in 1956, these renovations will form a measure by which we will be judged for many years to come.