Facilities

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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Design Studios

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

Usage is prioritised for scheduled classes, however students can use the studio spaces for private study outside of scheduled class times. UQ Architecture students have access to the studios by swipe card 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Homerooms

Homerooms are a home base for students while they are on campus, where they can set up a desk for use throughout the semester. They are also a shared place for undertaking individual and group project work, and general study and discussion. Homerooms are equipped with basic provisions for student use, including drawing boards, tables for laying out drawings, office chairs and lockers.

Workshop

The Collaborative Laboratory (Co-Lab) 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. In addition to the Co-Lab, 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 Co-Lab and Technical Workshop through Blackboard.

In addition to these workshops at the School, the EAIT Faculty also provide a range of workshops and making spaces. More information about these can be found on the EAIT Innovation Group page.  

Building Protocols and Etiquette

To ensure safe, vibrant and creative spaces for all staff and students, The School of Architecture has Protocols and Etiquette Guide (PDF, 144.2 KB) that all students should familiarise themselves with.

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.

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