Meet some of the achievers from the Bachelor of Design (Architecture).

Bachelor of Design (Architecture)



Sacha Parkinson graduated from a Master of Architecture at UON in 2014 and now works full time at dwp supers architects.

Sacha also won the NSW Architects Registration Board 2014 Architects Medallion for her impressive portfolio of projects completed during her Masters degree at UON.

Dena Hamed


  • Master of Architecture 2011
  • Bachelor of Design (Architecture) 2008

"Upon completing my Masters I was employed by Architectus as a graduate architect in Sydney for two years where I worked on large scale, multi-million dollar commercial, retail and entertainment projects. In December 2013, I moved to Los Angeles where I now work for HOK Architects, a US-based architecture and engineering firm, as a senior design professional and building information modelling coordinator."

"My education at the University of Newcastle allowed me the creative freedom to experiment with different forms and concepts while instilling the importance of the technical aspects of architectural construction and sustainable design. Upon graduation, I had built the skill set required to take an initial conceptual design through to construction in the real world."

Read Dena's full feature in the June 2014 edition of the Seahorse magazine.

Warren HaasnootWarren

University of Newcastle graduate Warren Haasnoot was awarded the Architects NSW Design Medal, the highest accolade for an architectural graduate in NSW.

Winning for his work in envisioning a future Carrington Wharf (pictured), Warren's achievement builds on the successes of other recent Newcastle graduates Ben Walters (runner up 2011) and Lachlan Seegers (winner 2010).

The award, held each year, goes to a fresh NSW graduate who shows exemplary and progressive vision in architectural design. Haasnoots project aimed to challenge the architectural norm of current Novocastrian developments such as Honeysuckle and recognize the individuality of Newcastle and its people.

"Architects need to look beyond just buildings. We need to consider and incorporate art, science, technology, and anthropology into our designs.

"Immerse yourself within your project and imagine what the project can become within a community rather than what it will be as a building."

Student Work

Have a look at some student work from our Final Year Bachelor of Design (Architecture) students as well as from our Master of Architecture students on the School of Architecture and Built Environment's website.

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