Architecture Et cetera Lab (AEcL) is a practice-based research initiative established in 2020 by Cecilia Bischeri (head), Zuzana Kovar and Jessica Blair. The AEcL provides a productive forum for the overlap of academia and design practice via the production of practice-based research and ensures that the lab’s research and skills become widely accessible and practically usable.  

Their research and projects take many forms including exhibitions, publications, workshops and the designing of artefacts in collaboration with local architects. The AEcL serves and collaborates with the local architectural community, primarily of the Gold Coast and Northern NSW to aid in the advancement of new ideas and innovation. The outcomes of collaborative practice-based research have the ability to directly influence practices; communities in their appreciation of the worth and impact that design artefacts have in their everyday life; and the future generation of built environment practitioners.