School of Architecture

eMbARCH is the most important event in the School’s calendar, bringing together students, practitioners and academic staff. It provides an opportunity for the Brisbane architectural community to review the work of our graduates in an atmosphere of celebration.

In 2016 the Zelman Cowen building has undergone significant renovations, designed by m3architecture. We are excited to bring the exhibition back to the UQ St Lucia campus and show you our revamped building. Using our own exhibition spaces gives us more room for both display and celebrations, including live music, DJs, food trucks, and refreshments, plus an exhibition across three levels of the building. 

eMbARCH opens on Friday 25 November and will remain on display until the formal graduation and prize-giving ceremony for architecture students, on Thursday 15 December.

The name eMbARCH refers to the unique moment when our students embark on the next stage of their architectural careers. Our graduates receive either a Bachelor of Architectural Design, [emBARCH] or a Master of Architecture [eMbARCH] so we seized the opportunity to incorporate these into the naming of the exhibition!

This year the eMbARCH exhibition showcases the work of the Master of Architecture graduating class through individual design research exhibits from a new, specially devised program of research, focused on design presentation, and culminating in an exhibit of their design work. A selection of work from our seven Masters design studios, incorporating both first and second year Masters students, and a selection of exemplary work from across the Bachelor of Architectural Design degree will also be shown. There will be a lot to see, and we would love you to come and see it!

The School appreciates the many forms of support we receive from practitioners and practices, ranging from tutoring and guest lectures, to office and site visits, advice and much more. The eMbARCH exhibition is also our way of thanking the Brisbane architectural community for its support in 2016 and we hope you will celebrate with us.