USJ'S Architecture Graduation Projects 2023 featured in the October issue of AM MAGAZINE





USJ’s Architecture Graduation Projects 2023, developed under the Post-Industry theme where students explored concepts for the Macao Masterplan – UOPG Pac On Area, were featured in the latest issue of Architecture Macau (AM) Magazine.

This year’s Architecture graduation projects were featured in the latest issue (October 2023) of the Architecture Macau (AM) Magazine. The projects were developed under the Post-Industry theme where students explored concepts for the Macao Masterplan – UOPG Pac On Area.

The POST-INDUSTRY exhibition was one of a series of three exhibitions showcased during the Graduation Show 2023 – “FUTURES”, held this year from June to July at the Kent Wong Gallery – Basement at USJ. The exhibition displayed the capstone projects of the Bachelor of Architectural Studies graduating students from the 2022-2023 academic year.

Organised annually by the Department of Architecture and Design of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Saint Joseph (USJ), the exhibition showcases the final year projects of the Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Fashion Design students.

Polymarket (Micael Olfindo) featured on AM October 2023

The architecture Capstone project, supervised by Prof. Nuno Soares, explored the new Macao Masterplan, aiming to engage the future generation of Macao architects in contributing to its future development. The individual projects developed by each student embraced the local culture and the ambition of a more participated urban space, with projects ranging from recycling centers, centralised car maintenance hubs, multifunctional market, makers hub and vertical urban farming. 

Urban Farmland (Rossetti Ung), Autocity (Shamita Lumibao), Reuseopolis (Hon Kit I), Made-In-Macau (Elvis Lam), featured on AM October 2023


All of the above-mentioned projects are featured in the October 2023 Edition of Architecture Macau Magazine and can be seen here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1O_CAtgsLr1aBn7dChtQORIb_9VcN69MK/view 

Architecture Macau (AM) is the publication of AAM, Architects Association of Macau. First published in the mid-90s, it is currently the only editorial project in Macao fully dedicated to architecture, interior design and urban planning.

About USJ’s Architecture Programmes:

The University of Saint Joseph’s (USJ) Architecture Programmes – Bachelor of Architectural Studies and Master of Architecture – are designed to empower a new generation of architects committed to improving the built environment and leading through meaningful design innovation. They provide students with a holistic education, enabling them with creative abilities, cultural background, technical skills, and professional knowledge to pursue an impactful career in architecture, both in Macao and internationally. With an idealistic yet pragmatic approach, the USJ architecture programmes follow international architectural education standards while exploring specific local conditions, looking to Macao and the Greater Bay Area as a laboratory for students to test new spatial answers to contemporary challenges and opportunities.  The curricula are rooted in tectonics and sustainability, addressing themes such as high-density housing, heritage management and conservation, experimental material fabrication, and innovative mixed-use architecture.

The programmes emphasise ethics and expertise, encouraging students to be socially committed and generous and designing for the common good. 

Students are challenged to generate innovative architectural and urban forms created from the public perspective that contribute to cities and their citizens’ future by improving the design of the daily spaces where human activities occur.