The School of Architecture and Built Environment is an exciting community dedicated to teaching and research in support of the built environment professions

About our School

Head of School's Welcome

Professor Mark Taylor

The School of Architecture and Built Environment is an exciting community dedicated to teaching and research in support of the built environment professions. We have an international reputation for pioneering problem-based learning, research-led learning, and online and blended learning in both our undergraduate and postgraduate built environment programs.

There are more than 1200 undergraduate and postgraduate students studying architecture, construction management, industrial design, property economics, project and disaster management. Importantly, the school has supported many international students to achieve academic success over the last 40 years and it has a distinguished record in teaching innovation and partnerships with industry.

The school enjoys the highest level of professional accreditation and our graduates are well regarded by industry and employer groups having regularly been rated amongst the most employable in the country and with some of the best starting salaries.

The School of Architecture and Built Environment has always had a proud history of Teaching and Learning, being the first internationally to implement Problem-Based Learning across the Architecture curriculum. The quality of this model of professional education has been proved throughout the years since its introduction in the early 1980s. The quality of the student work displayed on this site demonstrate its success and validity.

Academics in the School of Architecture and Built Environment have an international reputation for the quality of their research. Our research performance is excellent for a school of its size and type. Several school staff are amongst the top few in their field and many hold prestigious grants from the ARC and the EU, as well as a range of North American institutions.

As a result of this success, the School is home to the Centre for Interdisciplinary Built Environment Research - a team who have, since 2003, been awarded more than $4,000,000 in research income and have published more than 400 research books, chapters and papers. This centre compliments the school's research strengths in creative endeavour; an approach which results in state and national exhibitions, design awards and citations.

Design is a fundamental pillar of architectural practice and the School emulates this in its curricula and research. Strong design skills, supported by appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes, provide graduates with the capacities to play a vital role in their profession.

I welcome you to this site and hope you enjoy what it portrays of our School and its work.

Professor Mark Taylor 
Head of School (Acting)