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Thursday, July 14th, 2016

UON Watt Space gallery wins best regional NSW project

The University of Newcastle (UON)’s Watt Space gallery has taken out the prestigious Blacket prize, which recognises the best architectural projects in regional New South Wales.

UON Watt Space gallery wins best regional NSW project

UON Watt Space gallery (Photo: UON)

The win was announced at the 2016 Architecture Awards in Sydney, where the Watt Space gallery also received an award in the small project architecture category and was officially shortlisted for the public architecture category.

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) Professor Andrew Parfitt, said the win was a testament to the role Watt Space gallery would play in the revitalisation of Newcastle CBD, as well as the impact the space would have on the city’s creatives.

“Watt Space gallery is a vital space within our city, as it provides a unique opportunity for emerging artists to showcase their works in a new and innovative environment which has had a profound impact on the city centre,” he said.

“Our students and alumni are some of our greatest assets, and the University of Newcastle is proud to be able to provide a space for them to explore their ideas and embrace their creativity.“

The Blacket prize was introduced in 1964 as a way to recognise outstanding construction projects outside of Sydney. University of Newcastle buildings have received the award four times in the past:

1967 – Shortland Union Building by Anchor Mortlock, Murray & Woolley
1969 – Staff House (Isabellas) by Anchor Mortlock, Murray & Woolley
1995 – Design Faculty Building by Stutchbury & Pape
2003 – Birabahn Centre – Richard Leplastrier, Peter Stutchbury & Sue Harper
2016 – Watt Space Gallery Refurbishment – Andrew Donaldson Architecture & Design

Watt Space re-opened its doors in November 2015 on the ground floor of Northumberland House, on the corner of Auckland and King Streets in Newcastle’s CBD after undergoing refurbishment. It was previously located at University House on Auckland Street.

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

University of Newcastle’s Architecture and Built Environment rank well

The University of Newcastle’s  Architecture and Built Environment discipline has ranked in the top 50 in the world, for the second consecutive year in the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject list, announced last week.

University of Newcastle Architecture and Built Environment

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Three other subjects, geography, engineering (civil and structural) and nursing, joined architecture in the year’s top 100 subject rankings. UON had eight subjects ranked in the world’s top 150 and an overall total of 14 subjects ranked in the world’s top 200.

The annual QS World University Rankings by Subject is a comprehensive guide to the world’s top universities in a range of popular subject areas.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen said the University of Newcastle’s global reputation for excellence in education, research and innovation had resulted in another outstanding performance in the 2016 QS subject rankings.

“UON consistently ranks in the top 300 universities in the world and in the top eight universities in Australia for the number of fields of research ranked as well above world standard in the Excellence in Research Australia assessment.

“We congratulate our Architecture and Built Environment colleagues on another outstanding result. The school has a unique focus on managing, designing and planning for resilience in our built environments and hosts five Architects in Residence, all recipients of the prestigious Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) Gold Medal.

“Our School for Architecture and Built Environment is also home to the United Nations International Training Centre for Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery, which builds on our academic strengths in disaster recovery disciplines and which will help our researchers and partners shape cutting-edge programs that make a real difference to communities around the world coping with disasters.

“We are proud that many of our faculties had subjects ranked in the top 200. Our continued success in the QS subject rankings is important for a university which as a global leader works to drive world class innovation with its partners across its regions,” said Professor McMillen.

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Monday, May 4th, 2015

University of Newcastle’s Architecture and Built Environment ranks well

The University of Newcastle‘s (UON) Architecture and Built Environment discipline has debuted at number 40 in the world and 6th in Australia in the 2015 QS World University Rankings by Subject list, announced last week.

In 2015 UON has been ranked in the world’s top 200 universities for 15 subjects, up from 12 in 2014, including four in this year’s top 100, up from three last year.

University of Newcastle Architecture and Built Environment

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In all, eight University of Newcastle subjects have achieved a first time ranking on the prestigious international list, published by QS, including five that made the top 200.

The annual QS World University Rankings by Subject is a comprehensive guide to the world’s top universities in a range of popular subject areas. Using data on reputation and research citations, the 2015 rankings feature a record-breaking 36 disciplines making it the largest ever ranking of its kind.

Pro-Vice Chancellor (International and Advancement), Mrs Winnie Eley, said UON’s excellent performance in the 2015 QS subject rankings built on the university’s growing global reputation for excellence in education, and research and innovation.

“UON consistently ranks in the top three percent of universities in the world and in the top ten universities in Australia for research intensity. The latest QS subject rankings recognise the achievements of our staff who work hard across a range of disciplines to engage as global leaders who drive world-class innovation in our community and region,” she said.

“We congratulate our Architecture and Built Environment colleagues on the outstanding result of debuting in this international ranking at number 40.”

Through our Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, UON is delivering quality graduates and research and innovation which contribute to Australia’s skills and productivity and to the economic transition of our region.

“We commend the collective and dedicated effort of our colleagues who contributed to this impressive global recognition across disciplines, which cannot be more timely as we celebrate fifty years of autonomous status as a university.”

University of Newcastle School of Architecture and Built Environment

The School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Newcastle has an international reputation for pioneering problem-based learning, research-led learning and online learning in its undergraduate Built Environment programs. The school has more than 900 undergraduate and postgraduate students studying architecture, design, construction management, property economics and quantity surveying. More important, the school has supported many international students to achieve academic success over the past 40 years and it has a distinguished record in teaching innovation and partnerships with industry contacts.

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