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


Housed in an award-winning and architecturally significant former Woolstores building overlooking Corio Bay, the school's recently refurbished premises provide students with:

  • modern teaching spaces and computer laboratories
  • Interdisciplinary Design environments lab (IDeEA lab) 
  • well-equipped, fully supervised workshop 
  • large studio space with 24-hour access
  • A+B gallery.

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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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#VacantGeelong project remembering industry through art
28 February 2017
The next phase of Deakin University’s #VacantGeelong project is set to bring together artists, the Geelong community, past Ford workers and Deakin architecture students after receiving State Government funding.
Sorrento is in danger of disappearing: Deakin heritage expert
30 January 2017
The unique charm of popular summer-holiday destination Sorrento is being lost to over-development, warns one of Victoria's leading heritage experts.

Architecture, engineering and digital technology - that's a good IDeEA

21 November 2016
What do kinetic facades, carbon fibre, data visualisation and serious games all have in common? They are all current projects in Deakin University’s Interdisciplinary Design environments for Engineering and Architecture laboratory – the IDeEA lab.

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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