School of Architecture

The School of Architecture is housed primarily in the Zelman Cowen Building (Building 51).

Located on Staff House Road, near the center of campus and within the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology, the building is home to undergraduate and graduate studios, an exhibition space, school professional and academic staff offices, the Collaborative Laboratory and Workshop, the Computer Laboratory, and the ARMUS (Architecture and Music) Library.

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Studio Facilities

The principal teaching space for architecture students is the design studio. The studio becomes central to learning and the development of the student community.

The studios are available to students in each year of the program as a study home base and are used for project work, tutorials, general study and discussion. All studios are equipped with drawing boards and storage, computer access and printers, as well as high speed wireless broadband for students to access with their laptops.

UQ Architecture students have access to the studios by swipe card 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Fabrication Lab

The Collaborative Laboratory provides facilities and equipment for construction of building components and structural elements as well as architectural and structural models. The co-lab also houses a variety of products required in model making available to students for purchase.

Supporting the Collaborative Laboratory, the Technical Workshop offers the required technology allowing students to make prototypes from model scale to full scale. The workshop is equipped with a full range of timber working equipment, a CNC flatbed router and a laser cutter machine.

Enrolled students can access information about the Workshop through Blackboard.

Computers and printing

The School’s main computer teaching laboratory is available for general use by students.

Equipped with supporting printers, wide format plotters, scanners, and large guillotines, the computer software includes a broad range of creative and computer aided design programs, including the Adobe Creative Suite, ArchiCad, AutoCad, Revit, Rhino and SketchUp.

Architecture students have access to the computer lab and printer room by swipe card 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.