Book a space

The Melbourne School of Design building has numerous spaces that are available for bookings by University staff and the public.

  • Please read through the information about each space before submitting a booking request.
  • Please note that all MSD lecture theatres are booked via Venue Management.

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Japanese Room and Terrace

Reflecting the Faculty’s long-standing connection with Asia, our treasured Japanese Room and Terrace have been sensitively restored and elevated to the top floor of our new building. Opening onto a terrace with superb views of the campus, the Japanese Room is a contemporary interpretation of traditional Japanese interior design. This elegant space incorporates elements of the original 1960s design by Shigeru Yura, with minor modifications to meet current standards for lighting, ventilation and audio-visual presentation.

The Japanese Room is a contemporary interpretation of traditional Japanese interior design and comprises a unique meeting space. The room contains many preserved elements and furnishings from the original room in the old Architecture building, which means that meetings in this room must adhere to the policies and procedures outlined below.

Dulux Gallery

The Dulux Gallery is our largest exhibition space, with a fit-out comparable to commercial art institutions.

  • Built-in wall projector attached to MacBook Pro.
  • Wireless lapel and hand microphone connected to built in speaker system.
  • Wall plate for input to projector.
  • Floor boxes throughout for power.

Studios

Studio rooms are located on Levels 1, 2 & 3 of the MSD Building and each have a capacity of approximately 18 people.

Level 1

There are 8 studios on the southern side of the building. These studios are open and flexible, designed to encourage interaction and communication. This style of peer learning complements the formal MSD curriculum and establishes patterns of collaborative work, critical in professional practice.

Level 2 and 3

The studios are functional spaces with concrete and natural finishes, pin-up areas, natural ventilation, and moveable walls. Many of these studios are named after our supporters.

Corridor display spaces

The corridors on levels 1, 2 and 3 feature pin-able walls, which can be used as display and exhibition spaces.

Lecture theatres

Please note that all MSD lecture theatres are booked via Venue Management.

Theatre B117

  • Multimedia display: iMac bootable as mac or PC.
  • Dual side by side Projectors or single central projector.
  • Projection options: Computer, Document camera, Room camera.
  • Overflow option to foyer screens or to smaller theatres (Singapore and Malaysia).
  • 2 Wireless lapel and 2 hand microphone connected to built in speaker system.
  • Wall plates throughout for audio recording.
  • Spotlights in 2 locations.
  • Lectopia screen capture.
  • Capacity: 500

Singapore Theatre

  • Multimedia display: iMac bootable as mac or PC.
  • Dual side by side Projectors.
  • Projection options: Computer, Document camera, Room camera.
  • Overflow option to foyer screen outside (no audio).
  • Wireless lapel and hand microphone connected to built-in speaker system.
  • Lectopia screen capture.
  • Capacity: 120

Malaysia Theatre

  • Multimedia display: iMac bootable as mac or PC.
  • Dual side-by-side projectors.
  • Projection options: Computer, Document camera, Room camera.
  • Overflow option to foyer screen outside (no audio).
  • Wireless lapel and hand microphone connected to built-in speaker system.
  • Lectopia screen capture.
  • Capacity: 120