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USYD Has An Open Studio For Design Professionals To Continue Their Education

The University of Sydney continues to be at the forefront of tertiary education in the field of architecture and the built environment. But current students are not the only beneficiaries.

USYD Has An Open Studio For Design Professionals To Continue Their Education

The HexBox, a robotically fabricated timber canopy structure designed and built by students of University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning and TU Kaiserslautern. Photography: Katherine Lu

Holly Cunneen


June 18th, 2020

The University of Sydney’s reputation precedes itself not only as one of Australia’s longest standing educational institutions and most beautiful campuses, but also as one of the country’s top-ranked universities in the field of architecture and the built environment. Full and part time students engage on a daily basis with a forward thinking, innovative staff of professors and lecturers in a setting that sees iconic, century-old halls alongside modern, state of the arc lecture theatres and student resource centres.

This is equally to the benefit of lifelong learners and industry professionals within the architecture and design community. The University of Sydney continues to offer education well after one’s degree with an ongoing series of masterclasses exposing and exploring design issues in the contemporary built environment.


Robot Micro-Acoustic Sound Patterns’ (2015-2017) Team: Dagmar Reinhardt, Densil Cabrera, Alexander Jung and Rodney Watt | Photography: Maja Baska

The masterclasses are purpose-designed to be flexible yet efficient touchpoints keeping the industry informed and at the forefront of emerging technologies and forthcoming research. The content is developed by industry and disciplinary experts alike and draws from the school’s post-graduate offering.

The latest in the Professional Development Offering is a masterclass entitled Robotics in Architecture and Construction. It is aimed at professionals working in the architecture or construction industry that are seeking an introduction or overview of the use of robotics in the field. Attendees will learn the theoretical background of robotics in architecture and construction and develop a clear understanding of the opportunities and constraints that come as a result.

This CPD course provides an entry level insight into how an industrial robot can be integrated into the design, workflow and assembly stages of a project. Despite the fact that access and use of industrial robots has been around many decades – particularly so in the automotive industry – it is only recently that the architecture and construction industry has began to capitalise on the increased capabilities available through the use of these extremely adaptable tools. For example, the ability of robots to complete tasks that are too complex in nature for human hands, or too time consuming to be worthwhile.

Robotics-Sydney-CPD Course

As the construction industry inches slowly towards automation, this CPD course ensures professionals – or interested students – maintain or enhance their knowledge of the use of robotics in architecture and construction through the understanding of basic technological principles, workflow, troubleshooting, and final output.

The University of Sydney, CPD Program

View the full list of The Open Studio’s programs here: Professional Development Catalogue.


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