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Design for a climate of change

Architecture & Design at the University of Tasmania offers degree programs in Architecture and Design.

We focus on the design and construction of buildings, spaces and places that are:

  • socially responsive and explore issues of social agency;
  • environmentally sensitive and address site and physical geography and the challenges of climate change;
  • human centred and considerate of users’ wellbeing and the interaction between design and inhabitation at different scales; and
  • innovative and engaged with digital design, Computer Numerically Controlled fabrication and new materials.

Our Discipline is committed to a future in which social responsibility and environmental sustainability are key elements in the design of the built environment.

Inveresk Campus

The School of Architecture & Design is located on the Inveresk Campus, one of five University of Tasmania campuses across the State. The University of Tasmania is the only university in Tasmania and its research, teaching and employment are an integral part of the State’s economy and community.

Our Inveresk Campus is a 17-hectare arts and cultural precinct in the heart of the City of Launceston that provides an attractive environment for learning, social and cultural activities. Inveresk Campus includes the School of Architecture & Design, Tasmanian College of the Arts, Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Big Picture City Campus School, Annexe Theatre, Aurora Stadium and Launceston Tramway Museum. The University’s Inveresk Apartments student housing was opened in 2016. The award-winning, architect-designed studio apartments provide on-campus self-contained student accommodation. Each unit has its own private kitchen, bathroom and study space.

The Inveresk Campus is the planned site for a $300M integrated campus development, delivering some of Australia’s most contemporary and innovative learning and research environments. The project is jointly funded by the Australian Federal Government, Tasmanian State Government, Launceston City Council and the University of Tasmania.


Launceston, Tasmania

The School of Architecture & Design is located in the City of Launceston, Tasmania. Tasmania is Australia’s only island state and is situated at a latitude of 40 degrees south. Our location presents a unique context for studying architecture and design, with special opportunities to engage with the environment, issues of ecological and social sustainability, community, heritage and design innovation in timber. Launceston is one of Australia’s oldest cities and is renowned for its thriving arts scene and rich architectural heritage of buildings and streetscapes.

Launceston is in the north of Tasmania at the head of the Tamar River. It has a temperate climate and is near some of the world’s most beautiful mountains, beaches, and wilderness areas. With a population of approximately 67,000, Launceston offers the charm and pace of a regional centre, but with facilities and services found in much larger cities. The campus is within 15 minutes of Launceston Airport, with daily direct flights to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.