An extension of the University of Tasmania’s School of Architecture & Design and with seeding investment from the University of Tasmania’s Launceston Blueprint initiative, CSAW has grown out of the School’s successful Timber Research Unit and is already active in research and education in:

  • sustainable architecture with wood;
  • use of plantation and regrowth eucalypts in building and structures;
  • optimising value and material recovery from plantation and regrowth eucalypts;
  • extension and technology transfer.

As it has grown from an active research unit, the new Centre has established staff, facilities and collaborative relationships, and is largely externally funded.