School of Architecture and Built Environment

As an architecture and built environment student, you can contribute to the creation of beautiful, meaningful and sustainable environments that can enhance our lives. From designing buildings to planning cities, managing construction projects or creating ecologically responsive places, our courses have something perfect for you.

Transform the future

Using principles from art, design, technology and environmental science, our professional expertise helps students create innovative and sustainable environments. We’ve won awards for our teaching, meaning we’ll give you the very best start to your university studies and career.

Study opportunities

From international study tours to work-integrated learning programs, we can give you an unforgettable experience learning about different cultures overseas or getting first-hand professional experience in the field of your choice.

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Our disciplines


Based in an award-winning building with the highest standard of facilities, students can use our:

  • computer laboratories and software
  • virtual laboratory
  • rapid prototyping lab
  • building performance lab
  • well-equipped workshop with 24-hour access
  • large studio space.

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Our research

Learn all about the research we carry out across the natural, virtual, human and built environments in both local and global contexts.

We focus specifically on:

  • sociocultural ecology
  • construction ecology
  • urbanism and design
  • built environment education
  • building environment.

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Mark your diaries - it's PaperSpace time!
14 October 2016
What is being billed as larger than space and more durable than paper? Paperspace, Deakin University's School of Architecture and Built Environment's annual student exhibition.
#VacantGeelong project examines the links between architecture, art and community
14 October 2016
Taking the time to acknowledge and celebrate the history and community memories of Geelong’s industrial buildings before they are adapted for new uses is the focus of a project by a team from Deakin University’s School of Architecture and Built Environment and School of Communication and Creative Arts.
iDiDe 8 Sri Lanka: The Ampara Community Architecture Project
3 May 2016
Deakin University's Intercultural Dialogue through Design (iDiDe) architecture and built environment design education program went on the road to Sri Lanka in summer 2015.

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Contact us

School of Architecture and Built Environment
+61 3 5227 8300
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Geelong Waterfront Campus
Building D, level 4 
1 Gheringhap Street
Geelong, VIC 3220

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School of Architecture and Built Environment
Deakin University
Locked Bag 20001 Geelong,
Victoria 3220