Australian Smart Skyscraper Summit Sydney

Paul Walter gave the opening key note talk at the Skyscraper Summit this year.

Titled the 'Tower and the Square', Paul discussed the new approaches to architecture and place-making, utilising design and cutting-edge technology to create a smart precinct that is both environmentally-friendly and people-friendly. 

Using Barangaroo as an example the project gives insight into how the global trend towards hyper-density and place-making is playing-out locally on this extraordinary Sydney Harbour site.


AMA House Hits the Market

69 Christie St is now on the market and is attracting considerable media attention, with articles in the Financial Review and The Sydney Morning Herald

At Atlas Urban we are very proud of the success of this project.
The urban design includes new pedestrian connections and street activation which will complete the missing piece of the puzzle in this fast evolving precinct.
The concept design for this striking and elegant tower will provide stunning harbour views and unrivaled convenience for residents.


Atlas Urban on Business Plus PNG

David Conn of Business Plus PNG sat down with Paul Walter and Unitech VC Dr Albert Schram to discuss the ongoing development of Unitech and UniCity in Lae.

Happy End of Year!

It's been a big year for Atlas Urban: New offices, new staff and lots of new projects.

Time to unwind and celebrate with good food, good wine and good company.

Hard at Work

The team puts the final touches on the Ourimbah Masterplan

The team puts the final touches on the Ourimbah Masterplan

UNITECH PNG Mess Hall and Campus Masterplan

Our new Mess Hall designs for the Papua New Guinea University of Technology were presented to council in Lae today, to the delight of students and academics alike. Council has already approved the Masterplan for the campus as a whole, including a new multipurpose graduation hall.

In the mean time, the Atlas Team would like to wish all the students sitting their exams the best of luck.

New Mess Hall

New Mess Hall

Students sit exams in a tent

Students sit exams in a tent

Happy World Town Planning Day 2016!

Established in 1949, this annual day of recognition celebrates the accomplishments of urban planners and designers and the contributions they have made to the community. This year over 30 countries will be taking part in a variety of World Town Planning Day festivities; from social media campaigns to awards ceremonies to conferences.

The World Planning Day Online Conference is a not-for-profit event that allows planners from across the globe to come together in a virtual space and discuss their work. This year instead of a uniting theme, each participating country will give a presentation on issues that are specifically relevant to their communities.

For more information and links to register for this free event go to:

Work Hard, Play Hard

The Atlas team cuts loose at China Doll in Woolloomooloo to celebrate Melbourne Cup Day.

Melbourne Cup Celebrations

EMTV Video Article: PNG Unitech Township Development Master Plan


Lae’s PNG University of Technology (Unitech) campus will be developed into a town centre that will cater for the growing population of the northern part of Lae city, and sustain itself as an institution.

The university has approached investors in various sectors to fund different development components according to their interests.

Unitech solely relies on government funding for its operations, its growth depends on how much money the government allocates annually, and this year, the university was asked by the National Executive Council to cut back on spending.

The PNG University of Technology’s administration is putting together a plan to develop available land on campus into a township that will have shops, banks and business activities that will generate revenue for Unitech’s long-term operations.

An Australian based company, Atlas Urban Design and Strategy, has drawn up the master plan for the university.

Director of the Sydney based company, Paul Walter, has worked on the plan for Unitech and he says the master plan is designed in a way that will suit interested organisations in all sectors.

"This is done in a way that it invites private business houses to invest in the university campus," said Walter.

The plan was presented on April 1 to key players in the private sector and also top ranking bureaucrats at a dinner hosted by Vice Chancellor, Dr. Albert Schram.

The aim now is to gather momentum behind the plan that will bring revenue to the university and help it develop, as well as sustain itself, into the future.

2016 Chancellor's Dinner Presentation on the Unitech Masterplan

On Thursday April 7th 2016 the following five panels were presented by Paul Walter of Atlas Urban at the 2016 Chancellor's Dinner, unveiling an aerial render of the Commercial Precinct Plan and concept sketches for the Great Hall site. This was also the launch of the project website.