The school has “enjoyed a strong reputation in the discipline for many years,” but “it remains one of the few schools in the country with a narrow architecture focus”
The university accordingly proposes a “pivot” for the School of Architecture, to “strengthen its national and international standing in the disciplines of architecture, design and urbanism.”
“The school’s current trajectory is not sustainable and through growth and diversification the school will be able to position itself for the future,” says Vicki Chen, ED of the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology.
The proposal, put to staff yesterday, would “disestablish” 20 people (19.5 FTE) in continuing academic positions and establish 18 new continuing FTE jobs in architecture, design and urbanism.
The proposal is up for a three-week consultation.