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What we do


Research at UTS: Design, Architecture and Building leads the way in developing the design, architecture and built environment professions.

Strengths and clusters

The Faculty is home to four research centres:

The Australian Research Council’s Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2012 National Report assessing research quality within Australia's higher education providers ranks the Faculty’s research as being at world standard (FoR 12 Built Environment and Design).

Research supervised within the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building extends across theoretical and practice-based investigations, historical contextualisations and interdisciplinary approaches.

Higher Degrees offered through the Faculty afford sustained engagement with the many issues that arise in relation to the creation, production, management and understanding of design and its role in our complex world.

Research projects

We work closely with government, industry bodies, communities and other institutions across our three core disciplines. These projects range from design history research to cutting-edge building technology collaborations with the construction industry.


Research enquiries

Contact us for faculty-specific information, advice and support for prospective research students.