We address social, economic, technical, health and safety, and environmental challenges in diverse architectural, construction, development and planning projects in urban and regional contexts. We use human-centred thinking and critical perspectives to engage stakeholders in the design and innovation of the built environment.

Our strengths in data analysis, design thinking and strategic planning are used to solve problems, improve efficiency, manage change and implement innovative processes at different phases of the design, construction and development process.


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Our people

Our staff collaborate on projects that lead to real-world impact and help shape the future.

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Our research

Smart cities

This research group focuses on developing urban systems that are sustainable and balanced in societal, economical and environmental impacts. Their research includes investigating better preparing for disasters, such as floods, optimising stormwater management and technological disruption, such as artificial intelligence.

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Reef restoration and adaptation program

The program aims to provide reef managers and decision-makers with an innovative toolkit of safe, acceptable and cost-effective interventions in conjunction with best-practice reef management and the reduction of carbon emissions.

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ARC Value in Operations

This research aims to develop a novel and cohesive whole-of-procurement decision-making framework for financing, design, construction, operations and maintenance of schools to advance educational outcomes per total cost of new school facilities.

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Design Lab

As our world gets increasingly complex, volatile and uncertain, we need ideas, innovative collaborations and imagination – the ability to reshape what is and conceive, create, and design things that don’t yet exist. We provoke, challenge and question the status quo, with our vision and mission to reimagine and redesign the future.

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Building 4.0 CRC

Building 4.0 CRC is an industry-led research initiative co-funded by the Australian Government. The CRC aims to develop an internationally competitive, dynamic and thriving Australian advanced manufacturing sector, delivering better buildings at lower cost and the human capacity to lead the future industry.

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Centre for the Environment

We bring research, government, industry and community together to create real-world solutions to the most pressing environmental challenges. We aim to deliver ground-breaking fundamental and applied research that conserves and restores environmental systems and ensures the sustainability of natural resources in our natural, production and built landscapes.

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Our research partnerships

We're working with you to find solutions to your problems. Reach result through a collaborative partnership with our experienced research experts who make active contributions to their fields.

Our partnerships


We're preparing students for successful careers as architects, planners, designers, analysts, and construction managers, helping build and understand emerging urban spaces.

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News and events

19 Jul 2022

Science & Engineering Challenge 2022

Fun and interactive STEM challenges for high school students. 

16 Jun 2022

Women want to hear from other patients before deciding on breast reconstruction

Women making critical decisions on breast reconstruction are more likely to seek out information from other patients on their experiences with new technology than rely on ‘expert’ advice according to a QUT study.

8 Jun 2022

QUT wins international award for drone safety project

QUT researchers have been awarded an international prize for the development, with industry partners, of Australian Drone Facility Maps that help ensure safe and fast approvals for drone operations in city skies across Australia.

Contact us

Contact the School of Architecture and Built Environment for more information on our courses, research and staff.

Find us at
Level 8, S Block, Room 858
Gardens Point