Professor Peter McNeil’s immense contribution to academia has been recognised with his recent appointment as UTS Distinguished Professor. McNeil is an international leader in the history and theory of design, art and fashion, and a pioneer in interdisciplinary research.
When Hurricane Sandy struck New York city, it struck a metropolis unprepared for a natural disaster of this scale. But unless global cities like New York adapt to the reality of extreme weather events, it’s only a matter of time before one goes under - literally.
The risk of more severe storms and cyclones in the highly urbanised coastal areas of Newcastle, Sydney and Wollongong might not be acute, but it is a real future threat with the further warming of the southern Pacific Ocean.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.