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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.
There were 26,163 people serving sentences in Australian prisons in 2015. Around 90% of these people will return to the community within ten years. But will they return to the community equipped with the skills, capabilities and motivation they need to avoid re-offending?
Construction Cloud, a visual documentation tool for building sites, is the business of four UTS students and graduates.
As the ethics of punishment are debated in mainstream media, statistics, images and unanswerable questions circulate. Post sentence detention of terrorists and the fate of Indigenous children in detention are just two of the issues Australia is currently grappling with.
Recent UTS graduate, Jack Jones, is set to become a strong advocate of healthcare reform as he aims to address the severe health disparities for Indigenous Australians.
National Art School (NAS) interim director Michael Lynch has committed to defending its continued independence from the University of NSW. Meanwhile, we have just seen a spectacular backdown by the University of Sydney on a proposal to merge its Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) with UNSW Art and Design.
The Drape Measure was developed by PhD designate Mark Liu – an international fashion designer, UTS alumnus and one of the pioneers of zero-waste fashion .

June 2016

The Pool, this year's Australian Pavilion exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale is the work of exhibition Creative Directors and UTS Masters of Architecture Studio Leaders, Amelia Holliday, Isabelle Toland and Michelle Tabet.
Visual culture surrounds us; it permeates many facets of modern life. Despite this there is a common misconception that employment opportunities for professional photographers are scarce, but UTS Photography students are increasingly defying this notion.

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