Industry events

Opportunities to network, share ideas and collaborate
We host events throughout the year to connect our students and academics with industry and the public to share ideas and celebrate collaborations, research and professional developments.

Key events

The Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning hosts regular exhibitions in the Tin Sheds Gallery, the only gallery in Australia dedicated to fostering and advancing public debate about the role of architecture, design and planning in contemporary society through the production of research-led exhibitions, publications and related activities.

The gallery provides a platform for projects that inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialogue, addressing the myriad forces that shape the built and virtual environment. Exhibition opening nights are a great opportunity for industry guests to connect with our students and academics, and contribute to the broader discourse on local and international architecture, urban and design culture.

Follow our events calendar or sign up to our mailing list to learn about upcoming exhibitions and opening nights.

The Garry and Susan Rothwell Chair in Architectural Design Leadership consists of a Rothwell Chair appointment, research appointments and an associated program of activities to elevate the standard of architectural and urbanism practice.

A program of public events, including lectures and exhibitions, is conducted throughout the three-year tenure of the Rothwell Chair. The program aims to provide leadership in architectural and urban design, foster research and learning, and facilitate connections with the architectural profession, both locally and internationally.

Japanese architecture studio Atelier Bow-Wow has been appointed the 2024 Garry and Susan Rothwell Chairs in Architectural Design Leadership. Taking over from French architects Lacaton and Vassal, Atelier Bow-Wow will facilitate programs at the school focusing on connecting urban and rural areas and communities.

Find out more about the Rothwell Program.

The annual Festival of Urbanism is a series of conversations where researchers, practitioners, community advocates and industry leaders come together to debate the threats and opportunities facing our cities. 

The festival is the Henry Halloran Research Trust’s flagship event program designed to encourage discussion about our urban and regional built environments. The panel discussions, keynote addresses, city walks and student film competition all underscore the need for research informed dialogue and policy innovation to bring about better urban and regional futures. 

Festival of Urbanism is brought to you by the Henry Halloran Research Trust with the support of the Sydney School of Architecture, Design & Planning.

Every semester, we invite industry guests to a dedicated career networking session. This gives our students an opportunity to connect with future employers before they graduate and is a great way for companies to meet our brightest students in an informal setting.

Interested in joining us? Get in touch

We host many symposia and conferences, encouraging academic and cultural discourse across disciplines and research areas. We are dedicated to the intelligent and accessible promotion of scholarly research, exploration of new ideas, and hosting of collective and critical debate.

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Throughout the year, we host collaborative, social and knowledge-sharing events for our affiliated professional associations. Contact us to learn more.

Our annual graduate exhibitions showcase the highest quality of student work, and have been expanding in size and quality every year. The exhibition is considered the highlight of the academic year and the built and digital environment industry social calendar.

Together with the highly regarded exhibition publication, these works display the intellectual, technical, socially responsible explorations of the next generation of architects, designers and urban planners.

Not only an event of educational significance, the opening night is a joyful celebration of the achievements and unwavering dedication of our students.