The Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning is a single-department Faculty, led by our Dean, Professor Julie Willis. The Faculty is home to our Graduate School, the Melbourne School of Design (MSD) and is also custodial Faculty for the interdisciplinary Bachelor of Design.
Academic expertise within the Faculty is located in seven key disciplines – Architecture, Construction, Landscape Architecture, Property, Urban and Cultural Heritage, Urban Design and Urban Planning. Our academic staff conduct research and teach across undergraduate, graduate and research programs.
Faculty Executive Director
Professor Julie Willis (Dean) is supported by two key staff members:
- Andrew Hutson (Deputy Dean) who oversees the academic administration of the Faculty
- Rebecca Bond (Faculty Executive Director) oversees the provision of professional services.
Together they are supported by the following group of senior academics and managers who form the Faculty Executive and Leadership Team.
Governance and Advisory Boards
The Faculty has in place a governance structure which articulates the Faculty’s system of committees and advisory bodies. This structure was reviewed during 2017 and approved by the University Council. Our revised structure has been implemented to ensure effective decision-making and information sharing within the Faculty.
Each of our academic programs are overseen by either a Program or Pathway Coordinator.
- Pathway Coordinators oversee our majors in Bachelor of the Design and report to our Associate Dean (Undergraduate), Dr Alan March.
- Program Coordinators manage our Graduate programs and report to the Director, Melbourne School of Design, Professor Alan Pert.
|Dr Janet McGaw||Architecture|
|Dr Andrew Martel||Construction|
|Dr Sidh Sintusingha||Landscape Architecture|
|Iderlina Mateo-Babiano||Urban Design and Planning|
|Professor Donald Bates||Architecture|
|Robert Crawford||Construction Management|
|Professor Alan Pert||Landscape Architecture|
|Professor Piyush Tiwari||Property|
|Stuart King||Urban and Cultural Heritage|
|Professor Alan Pert||Urban Design|
|John Stone||Urban Planning|
We will achieve this through the development, implementation and monitoring of strategies and policies which proactively address issues of social equity and diversity within the Faculty. These issues may include equal opportunity and freedom from unlawful discrimination, harassment and bullying in the learning and working environment for staff and students amongst others.
In helping us fulfil this mission we have created the role of Assistant Dean (Equal Opportunity). As our Assistant Dean (Equal Opportunity), Professor Professor Piyush Tiwari will oversee the re-development of the Faculty’s Equal Opportunity Strategic Plan which outlines ways to continue to build a workplace culture which enables social inclusion and full participation of all staff and students.
Our Assistant Dean (Equal Opportunity) represents the Faculty on the University of Melbourne Network for Equal Opportunity, and liaises with the Fairness and Diversity Unit.
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