Arch-I-Spy competition winners


We had great fun running this year’s Arch-I-Spy Instagram competition during the UQ Architecture lecture series. Thanks to everyone who entered and played along with us. A huge congratulations to @JamesBailey__ who took out the much coveted overall prize. It was such a hard decision but we loved his image of the BVN and Donovan Hill designed … Read more

Design Experiments Workshop


Rapid development in urban areas and complex advances in technology are changing human relationships with built environments. In this workshop, teachers and students collaborate to investigate the question ‘How might we experiment to find new solutions to urban space as cities grow?’ This highly interactive and engaging workshop aims to explore possibilities to enrich a neglected public space in Brisbane. After … Read more

Brisbane Retro Exhibition


There has been a huge interest in retro or mid-century housing design in Australia, with people rediscovering the charms of mid-century architecture through books, film and exhibitions. In a new exhibition called Brisbane Retro, you can discover what Brisbane houses of the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s looked like and explore what makes these homes special to their … Read more

See you next year Liz!


  We’re feeling slightly maudlin today as we say farewell to the lovely Liz Watson, APDL Partnerships Coordinator, who is leaving us for six months to take long-service leave. Liz has been a huge presence in the team since the genesis of APDL. Here are a few parting words from Liz: I came on board when the … Read more

Tarmac Design Crawl

design crawl

  Hey design students! Who needs a pub crawl when you can go on a design crawl? The Design Crawl is an initiative coordinated by the DIA Qld Branch Tarmac Student Council and gives Queensland design students the opportunity to tour some of Brisbane’s design studios and showrooms, located within Fortitude Valley. Students have the opportunity to … Read more