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Architecture and Built Environment

Bond’s multi-award winning Abedian School of Architecture sets the scene for the innovation, creativity and blue sky imagineering that will shape our future built environment. Mentored by practising architects and renowned designers, you’ll be inspired to envision the impossible in our collaborative, hands-on learning environment of open plan studios, exhibition spaces, fabrication workshops and even a digital robotics lab.

As we move into the future, ensuring a balance between human needs and the built environment is of the utmost importance. Our Built Environment programs seek to embody world’s best sustainable processes, becoming an example for the future and a working laboratory for the eco leaders of tomorrow. With access to renowned industry professionals, you will learn firsthand the importance of sustainable development in modern day society. Understanding the practices of sustainable development will soon become a necessity for all working professionals. 

Check out our Built Environment Brochure or our Architecture Brochure.

Award winning buildings

The Abedian School of Architecture was honoured with a State Award in the Public Building category at the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) Queensland Awards ceremony in June 2014. The School provides an exceptional learning experience through a collaborative design studio environment - this includes the unique design of the building itself, as well as innovative workshop and digital fabrication lab facilities. Learn more about this building and facilities.

Bond’s Sustainable Development building the first in Australia to achieve a 6 Star Green Star rating – Education PILOT Certified Rating for design by the Green Building Council of Australia. The building has also been recognised and awarded by the United Nations Association of Australia, Government of Queensland and the Gold Coast City Council for its excellence in urban design and sustainability. The building maximises natural light and mixed mode ventilation and is largely comprised of recycled and eco-friendly materials. Learn more about this building and facilities.

Behind the classroom door

Hear from Bondies and academics and see what our students get up to beyond the classroom and in communities across the globe.

Experience Architecture at Bond

“As a student, the small class sizes and the knowledgeable and approachable nature of all lecturers assisted me greatly in my learning experiences and outcomes. Through the Research Project subject, I completed a thesis on land use conflicts around Gold Coast Airport and the thesis, was awarded the Minister’s Town Planning (Runner-up) Prize from the Queensland Government, which inspired me to undertake a doctoral thesis in a related topic at Bond University. The Research Project subject equipped me with invaluable research skills. These skills not only played a significant role in enabling me to complete my doctoral thesis but also will undoubtedly support me throughout my academic career in the future."

Isara Khanjanasthiti, Bachelor of Urban Design & Planning & Master of Urban Planning Alumni