2016 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

Posted on Oct 10, 2016 in Art & Design, Industry
2016 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

3rd and 4th year students will remember the recent guest lecture by Brandworks. They have been awarded the 2016 Award for the best restaurant interior for the Australia/Pacific division. Congratulations for the BIA. You should have a look at all the winning entries for inspiration and something to aim for! So many great instances of […]

Artichoke Night School 22: Making Magic

Posted on Oct 7, 2016 in Events, Industry
Artichoke Night School 22: Making Magic

Artichoke regularly runs its ‘Night School’. These are opportunities for designers, students and other interested parties to come together in an industry setting and learn about important aspects relating to interiors. The last Night School was on hotel design. The upcoming one on Oct 26 focuses on ‘Designing for the Experience Economy’ – experience-based environments. […]

Sydney Architecture Festival

Posted on Sep 30, 2016 in Art & Design, Events, Industry
Sydney Architecture Festival

Half of what makes up Interior Architecture is of course ‘Architecture’. The Sydney Architecture Festival is on again this week and there are lots of great things to explore. Have a look a the site visits and talks, especially the tour of William Smart’s Indigo Smash house in Chippendale. http://www.sydneyarchitecturefestival.org/

BIA 2nd and 3rd year students learn about acoustics through industry presentation

Posted on Sep 26, 2016 in Industry, Teaching
BIA 2nd and 3rd year students learn about acoustics through industry presentation

Recently 2nd and 3rd year students were given the opportunity to attend a series of Industry presentations on Acoustics hosted by Zenith Interiors. Daniel Verlooven of BuzziSpace gave the students and Industry professionals an historical and evolutionary perspective of acoustics testing methods and its importance in open plan office design before launching into “What Is […]

Award for BIA staff member Iva Durakovic

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 in Industry, Teaching
Award for BIA staff member Iva Durakovic

Congratulations to Geyer and BIA Associate Lecturer Iva Durakovic  on the ‘Silver Winner Interior Design – Corporate’ category of the 2016 Melbourne City Design Awards. Iva was the Project Designer for the Westpac Melbourne headquarters. The BIA has had a long and continued relationship with the international design practice of Geyer, with many of our […]

SJB Scholarship for BIA(Hons) students: applications opening shortly

Posted on Sep 7, 2016 in Industry, Teaching
SJB Scholarship for BIA(Hons) students: applications opening shortly

SJB, a leading built environment practice who are renowned for their work in architecture, interior design, planning and urban design, have established a scholarship with both UNSW Built Environment and The University of Melbourne, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning.   Above: SJB redesigned two floors of The Light Brigade Hotel, an art deco inspired […]

Sydney Design Festival 2016

Posted on Aug 29, 2016 in Art & Design, Events, Industry
Sydney Design Festival 2016

This weeks sees the 2016 edition of Sydney Design Festival kick off. https://sydneydesign.com.au/ As always there is a huge selection of events, exhibitions and opportunities to engage all those interested in design. Have a look at the calendar of events. Some of the highlights are: UNSW Luminocity exhbition. Opening Tues August 30 Red Centre Gallery:  https://www.be.unsw.edu.au/events/luminocity-2016 […]

Brand Works: Guest lecture INTA2402 + 2302

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 in Industry, Teaching
Brand Works: Guest lecture INTA2402 + 2302

On Monday August 8, 3rd and 4th year BIA students received a guest lecture by the award-winning design/strategy firm of Brand Works. http://www.brand-works.com.au/ Based in Melbourne, founders Eleena and Michael Tan presented the firm’s approach to broad-based design service and strategy provision. Their work ranges from strategic development of brand identity through to interior design […]

Design and the law

Posted on Aug 4, 2016 in Industry

Last session INTA2301 DP 5 Narrate had a guest lecture from Ms Victoria Bell, Senior Associate from the law firm Baker & McKenzie. This lecture formed part of the professional practice component of the course and discussed aspects relating to intellectual property rights in relation to design. A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald […]

BIA staff travels – Dr Laurence Kimmel

Posted on Aug 1, 2016 in Art & Design, Industry, Research, Teaching
BIA staff travels – Dr Laurence Kimmel

During the mid-session break Dr Laurence Kimmel traveled to Europe to see the 15th Architectural Biennale in Venice, Italy and other sites of interest. http://www.labiennale.org/en/architecture/ Here are some of the highlights of her trip from Paris, Venice and Le Havre. Also in Paris – at the Cité de l’Architecture is  ‘The Universalists’, an exhibition on Portuguese […]

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