Our Vision

“The Centre for Subtropical Design leads design resaearch for communities and places that perform better, cost less, are responsive and positively contribute to cultural and climatic contexts. The Centre is internationally renowned for its design research specialists committed to sustainable habitation in warm climates”.

Need for Collaborative Research and Innovation
The need for the Centre for Subtropical Design’s research agenda is stronger now than ever before due to the significant factors relating to the changing global climate outlined in the recent IPCC Report 5.

Responsive design provides the key to harmonising the complex relationships between private and public spaces, natural and engineered landscapes and infrastructure, manmade and natural systems.

The need for research, development and innovation in design and technologies to respond to market conditions, population growth, and climate change impacts in warm climates includes: