Friday, August 21, 2015

Marker Project Winners

Hi All,

I'd like to congratulate the winners of the ARCH1101 marker project Competition ... 

In no particular order:

Jessica Wong

William Manyard
Mathew Burnett
Narissa Bungbrakearti

Jenny Lin

It was a really tough year, the overall standard this year is the best I've seen it in the 8 years I've been running the course.

There were over 20 project shortlisted (again pointing to the depth of design work in the year) with the winners chosen by Blacktown city Architect, Larry Adams, and the Blacktown city executive team.

Larry has expressed his sincere appreciation for all of your work, and is keen to progress one of the projects further.

I'd also like to thank all the tutors for their fantastic performance throughout the semester. As always, its a team effort ... 

This is a great way to finish it off!

Kind regards


Friday, June 12, 2015

ARCH1101 lecture test live!

Hi All,

After a bit of a false start (thanks Moodle) the test is now live on Moodle and working properly.

Here is a direct link:

Good luck!


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Special Guest Lecture Today!

Hi All,

As mentioned in last weeks lecture, this week Professor Richard Goodwin with be describing his theory of Porosity.

As Professor Goodwin's theory is critical to your understanding of EXP3, your attendance will be recorded (and will contribute to your participation grade).

Regards, look forward to seeing you all there.


Thursday, April 30, 2015


Hi All,

Your student reps brought up the issue with workload at today's meeting. We resolved it as best we could by negotiating an extension for EXP2 to Sunday May 10th by 11:59pm.

The extension comes with one condition though; to get this extension you need to sign up to the eLearning repository located here ...  

This is the website I demonstrated in the lecture, it is free to sign up and contains loads of useful information regarding the construction of buildings that has been collated from 4 different Australian universities; you would do yourself a great favor by taking a look around (great prep for your construction courses!). It's funded by the Australian Office of Learning and Teaching, so it's free to download whatever you like.

Regards, and go hard!  

Monday, April 27, 2015

LUMION download

Hi All,

Good news!

Thanks to the Built Environment Computing Unit and people at Lumion we have a solution for you:

You can download the educational version (which lets you save your work and reload it later) of Lumion form the faculty server. There are two ways to do that ... visit the faculty labs in person and download it onto a hard drive from the S drive (from a folder called "studentsoftware") ... or, use a VPN to connect to our network from home.

To connect to the UNSW network via VPN go to and follow the setup. If you have trouble try another browser. Then copy and paste this file path  \\\fbe\studentsoftware\Lumion 4.5.1 into windows explorer.

IMPORTANT!!!!! when you run the educational version it connects to the Lumion servers and gets a temporary licence. When you close Lumion you need to be online so your machine can give the license back ... failing to do this will make that license unusable, and as we only have enough for the people in the class someone (possibly you!) will miss out if the licenses get used up. If the license is returned properly they can be reused over and over.



Thursday, April 23, 2015


Hi All,

Some of you have been right in thinking that building a site model to situate your Marker would be useful, if not critical.

As the general site will be the same for most of you it would be worthwhile to get together and divide up the work; one student models an over bridge, another models the site contours, etc etc.

Keep in mind that each of you will have a different way that your Marker engages with the landscape surrounding it so the local surrounds will be unique.