School of Architecture and Built Environment news


A%2BBOUT- 2014 student publication

Staff and students alike were proud to launch the annual School of Architecture and Built Environment student publication A+BOUT at the a+b Awards Ceremony on May 6.

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American Schools of Construction Student Competition

Three students from the School of Architecture and Built Environment, travelled to Oklahoma recently to participate in the Annual American Schools of Construction Student Competition for the South-Central Region.

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Landscape Architecture Student Prize

Congratulations to Tang Bryan Shen Siong who is the 2014 Deakin School of Architecture and Built Environment, Landscape Architecture prize winner for his project The Metamorphosis of Point Henry, Jillong.

Amanda Lucas

Student researches Geelong student living

Fourth year Bachelor of Design (Architecture) & Bachelor of Construction Management student, Amanda Lucas-Patten, is the recipient of a Deakin University Student Summer Research Scholarship, which has provided her with the opportunity to collaborate with Dr Fiona Gray to explore concepts relating to urban revitalisation and place making.

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A gathering of graduates

A celebratory lunch and gathering of Deakin graduates that are leading architecture design firms was held at the Deakin Melbourne City Centre campus on 10 December 2014.


Evaluating Sustainability

The Building Environment Research Group is embarking on a new study to evaluate the architectural sustainability of the Deakin Geelong Waterfront Campus, based on the Integral Theory developed by the American philosopher Ken Wilber and adopted by Architect Mark Dekay.


PLEA Best Paper Award

A paper co-authored by Parisa Izadpanahi and Hisham Elkadi from the School of Architecture and Built Environment received the Best Paper Award at the 30th International Passive Low Energy Architect Conference (PLEA 2014)


Geelong Food Hub Feasibility Study

The Geelong Food Hub Feasibility Study is currently underway and seeks to develop our regional understanding of food production, distribution, processing and retail. The study will identify key functions for a Geelong based food hub to assist with improving the distribution of regional food direct to wholesale and consumer markets within the region as well as supporting regional growers, informing future regional services, support policy and program initiatives.


Paper Space 2014, Geelong and Melbourne

For the first time in the history of the School of Architecture and Built Environment, Paper Space, the School's Annual Exhibition was held both in Geelong and Melbourne in November.


Neil Archbold Medal Recipient

Dr Fiona Gray, School of Architecture and Built Environment Research Fellow, was recently awarded the Deakin University Neil Archbold Medal for Best Published Paper in the field of Humanities/Social Sciences.


a+b Student Speaks at One Young World Summit

Third year School of Architecture and Built Environment international student Chew Pui Cheng from Malaysia was selected to speak at the One Young World Summit 2014.


Work on Future Proofing Geelong Continues

Deakin University is continuing its involvement with the Future Proofing Geelong program with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.


Success in Industry Engagement

PhD student Tarek Ahmed and supervisor Dr Priya Rajagopalan have been selected for AMSI internship for Cardinia Council.


a+b Student Wins Design Competition

Congratulations to Tarek Mohamed Farouk Abdelaal Ahmed, a PhD student in the School of Architecture and Built Environment, for winning first prize in Deakin's Design a Bus Shelter Competition.


a+b Hosts Distinguished Lecture

Professor Anthony Mills, Head of School of Architecture and Built Environment at Deakin, recently hosted more than 100 staff, students and guests from industry for the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) Distinguished Lecture given by Dr Ron Silberberg AO.


Inaugural 24 hr BIMbattle

Over the course of 24 hours from Friday 12 September, students from the School of Architecture and the Built Environment competed in the very first BIMbattle.


Digital Archetypes Book Launch

On the 19th of August 2014, the book Digital Archetypes: Adaptations of Early Temple Architecture in South and Southeast Asia was launched at Deakin's City Centre.


Undergraduate Planning gets Accreditation

The 2015-commencing Bachelor of Planning (Honours) has obtained Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) interim professional accreditation in advance of its first intake of students next year.


Top Heritage Paper

A co-authored paper from school staff recently presented at Heritage 2014, the 4th International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development.


a+b Hosts SuperStudio

The School of Architecture and Built Environment hosted the Victorian SuperStudio in the a+b studio. SuperStudio is a 24-hour design competition run nationally by SONA (Student Organised Network for Architecture)


Students Revamp Arcade

The School's Architecture students have come up with a wide range of solutions for a brief to design an art gallery, an artists' studio and residences for five artists on an actual site in central Geelong.


Learned BIM - how is industry and academia responding

The School of Architecture and Built Environment teams with industry to host a series of free BIM evenings. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the way of the future in both the architecture and construction management industries.


Professor Lorraine Farrelly - Thinker in Residence

The School of Architecture and Built Environment welcomes Professor Lorraine Farrelly who is currently a Thinker in Residence in The Centre for Memory, Imagination and Invention (CMII) at Deakin University for a 6 week period


Welcome Melissa Chan - lecturer in construction management

Welcome to Melissa Chan who has joined the School of Architecture and Built Environment as Lecturer in Construction Management.


CmyView Research Project

The CmyView research project is part of Research My World, the crowd funding joint venture between Deakin University and


Welcome Dr Cristina Garduno Freeman

Cristina joins the School of Architecture and Built Environment after completing an award-winning doctoral thesis on online forms of participation around the Sydney Opera House, at UTS.


Kelabit Highlands Community Museum Development Project

A team of architecture and cultural heritage students led by Susan Ang, as part of the iDiDe study tour program and design workshop supported by the Australian Government travelled to collaborate with the International Islamic University Malaysia.


a+b Awards Night 2014

The School of Architecture and Built Environment held its annual awards night on 7 May at the Geelong Waterfront Campus.

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