School of Architecture and Design

Architecture and Design aims to shape the world we live in by supporting students and graduates to envision and create buildings, products, sites, and experiences that help tackle global challenges in diverse contexts.

Like our island state, Architecture and Design is uniquely placed to excite and inspire students with outstanding experiences. Our goal is to provide the chance for you to discover and develop creative, sustainable, ethical, and viable approaches to challenging three-dimensional problems. So, we provide educational opportunities that focus on learning by active experimentation. We concentrate on place-based design questions. And we foster professional, industry, and community relationships. In our research and learning and teaching activities we work to support thriving and resilient professions, businesses, and communities.

Architecture and Design is full of diverse and innovative thinkers. Our students come from everywhere and can develop their careers anywhere. Culture, history, and global concerns are as much a part of what we are and what we do as the local challenges that face our communities of place and interest in Tasmania.

Housed in a renewed railway workshop that is also an award-winning facility, Architecture and Design has outstanding facilities that provide students and researchers with purpose-designed studio and workshop spaces for learning and creating, and cutting-edge computer technology and equipment, and our reach extends into the online environment to serve distant stakeholders.

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Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate courses and research degrees

Our research

Our expertise covers architecture, urban design, building performance, product design and material development, and technologically advanced processes of making – all related to the imperatives of ecological sustainability and social responsibility.

Architecture and Design Research