RMIT's School of Architecture and Urban Design is globally recognised for design excellence

A&UD focuses on ‘Built Environment’ disciplines, explicitly the design of cities and landscape through the lens of venturous practice, social change, and emergent technologies. We are industry-engaged, practice-led and privilege project-based learning, creating readiness for work and best practice industry engagement.

Our School aims to address compelling, contemporary issues like climate change, globalisation, and rapid urbanisation, in ways that help drive cultural change through design. Our students, lecturers and researchers are all encouraged to be risk-takers as they strive for positive change.

We encourage staff to be active in designing, as designers themselves or through critical engagement with designing. This approach carries through to our research, in which design activities open up interrogation, and to our courses, in which learning evolves in design studios.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer