Our students benefit from the experiences of our highly international academic staff, who seek answers to the questions facing both local and international architecture today. In the Department of Architecture we teach creativity, critical thinking, engagement and experimentation. We inspire our students to explore both the art and science of architecture. Critical and creative awareness means that our students should be able to drive forward new models of architectural practice in the art and science of building, with ideas not necessarily imported directly from the western canon.
Students should understand and make architecture, where the whole building is worked throughout its parts, and the parts reflect the whole. In this, students acquire a solid background in theory of architecture, techne and technology, in science and aesthetic endeavours, to be able to forge new avenues for the practice of architecture in East and West.
The department also produces Masterplanning the Future (MPTF), an independent online architecture magazine in China.