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University of Queensland

School of Architecture

The University of Queensland’s School of Architecture is a national leader in architectural education and research.

UQ Architecture seeks to be the locus of architectural research, learning, debate and speculation in its academic and professional communities. The University of Queensland is a research-intensive University and we aspire to share our expertise and design intelligence with colleagues in other disciplines, strongly contributing to UQ’s international profile and research standing. We work to enrich the local profession and advance the discipline of architecture internationally.

Our eminent research centres, Architecture Theory Criticism and History (ATCH) and the Aboriginal Environments Research Centre (AERC), exemplify the quality of research for which we are renowned. Most significantly, our research fuels our teaching. The School is highly reputed for its progressive and studio-centred pedagogy and its historical and ongoing engagement with the climatic, geographic and social conditions that bear upon our location. We aim to prepare graduates for a dynamic professional environment in which continual learning and innovative practice is essential, so they have the skills to confront the most urgent intellectual and practical questions facing the design of our cities and environments.

In all our activities we are committed to the improvement of the built environment for the broadest spectrum of society and for future generations. Our geographical location affords us critical distance, yet our outlook is international. Experience and partnerships for staff and students abroad are encouraged and supported through a range of programs. The School actively engages with a crosssection of industry partners, diverse communities and a range of professions in its research and learning so that its activities can have meaning impact beyond the University and be enriched by the issues and debates confronting societies globally.



  • School of Architecture welcomes new leader  »

    The editorial director of an Australian architecture publishing house has taken up the position of Head of the School of Architecture at The University of Queensland.

    Dr Cameron Bruhn starts his new role after being associated with the school for twenty years, beginning his bachelors in 1998.

    He has been the editorial director of Architecture Media for nearly a decade and has worked as an adjunct professor at UQ for the past two years.

    “My vision is for a school that offers a partnership for a life in architecture – a school that anticipates and nurtures the increasing diversity of an architectural career,” he said.

    “The School of Architecture has a contract with each and every student, teacher and researcher to support their personal trajectory in Architecture.”

    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology Executive Dean Professor Vicki Chen said Dr Bruhn will be instrumental in boosting engagement for the school.

    “Taking up this role is in many ways a natural progression in Dr Bruhn’s impressive career,” she said.

    “He is ideally placed to further our industry and cultural partnership, and to bridge academic endeavours with those in practice.

    “I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Professor Sandra Kaji-O’Grady for her leadership and outstanding contribution to the School and Faculty.”

    Dr Bruhn said he hoped to expand the teaching and learning opportunities through programs that deliver future-focused outcomes.

     “The challenge of the future is to collaboratively shape the School of Architecture within the local and global context of the university, the discipline and the profession.”

    Media: UQ Communications, Paige Ashby, p.ashby@uq.edu.au, 0430 511 615


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