School of Architecture

Monday 13 August 2018

Each year, Master of Architecture students undertake courses, often led by senior architects, where they are tasked with designing solutions to everyday problems.

Learning from industry professionals ensures UQ Architecture students are work-ready and graduate with valuable connections.

For the past two years, groups of Master’s students have studied with one of Australia’s leading architecture firms, BVN.

“The course structure involves several components. The first is a series of lectures and workshops where experienced Architects and Workplace designers from within our Studio shared their thinking and experience with Architectural design, commercial projects, workplace innovations, and public realm and urban design," BVN’s Senior Practice Director Glen Millar said.

“The Studio draws on its extended professional network, and invites industry leading property developers and planners to share their perspectives on commercial projects. Case studies, talks, workshops and studio time take place within our Studio in Brisbane’s CBD, and site visits are arranged to key projects nearby.”

“The Architecture and Commerce Design Studio held at BVN’s office was a fantastic opportunity to gain real industry exposure whilst producing our design projects,” said Master of Architecture student Prithwi Chakraborty.

“Having their support to develop strong conceptual thinking, allowed our designs to better respond to real world constraints, including core design, yield and procurement strategies. BVN always made us feel welcome and a part of their office - creating a unique and enjoyable learning experience.”