Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC) – Anthony Duckworth Smith

Studio Project:


In this studio, in the tradition of grand urban plans, you will investigate the potential of wholesale urban regeneration of an underutilised urban precinct. LINK 2 is a site which allows you to imagine the ‘repair’ of the eastern end of Perth city as the next stage in the reconnection and reprogramming of the urban divide created by rail and road infrastructure.

You will utilise research into existing urban blueprints (case studies) to generate designs for an enduring, humane and robust 21st century urbanism. This studio teaches essential skills for architecture students to be able to read and ultimately propose ideas for cities. In a rapidly urbanising global context under the influence of mass migration, climate change and rapid technological advancement city scale design is increasingly relevant. Join experienced urban researchers and designers at AUDRC to explore the potential of urbanism to shape the future city.

Classes are held at AUDRC, an inner city urban research and teaching hub integrated with contemporary networks of industry and practice.

Thursday 9-12pm, optional session Monday 5-8pm

Note: all sessions are at AUDRC


Dr Anthony Duckworth-Smith

Anthony is a researcher, teacher and practitioner at the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC) covering the fields of Architecture and Urban Planning and Design. He has qualifications in both Architecture and Civil Engineering and has worked in the public and private sector of Western Australia and internationally. His current research focus, extending from his PhD is related to the urban intensification of cities. Anthony’s engineering experience and knowledge combined with an aptitude for architectural research and design places him in a unique position to teach spatial design at the urban scale.

Hans Oerlemans

Since 1989, Hans has worked as Landscape Architect, Urban Designer and Urban & Regional Planner on a wide range of planning and design projects, mainly throughout Europe and since 2011 also in Australia. Before emigrating to Australia, he worked for Peter Walker Partners in the USA and for 17 years as founding partner at OKRA in the Netherlands. Hans led master plans for city centre developments, public realm networks, multifunctional and residential precinct, innovative industrial parks, reuse and revitalisation of heritage precincts and cultural landscapes. Hans has also directed research on topics such as suburb differentiation, economic-recreational landscapes, private clientship and traffic safety. He was the lead designer of the Masterplan for Canning City Centre, which won the AILA Urban Design Award WA in 2017, and his design for the Afrikaander Square in Rotterdam won the Award for Best Public Space of the Netherlands in 2005 & 2006. Hans has taught Urban Design at Design Academies in Amsterdam and San Francisco, among others.


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