ArchitectureAU Award for Social Impact Exhibition

Puntukurnu AMS Healthcare Hub. Photo by Robert Frith Acorn Photography.

Level 1 Atrium, Glyn Davis Building (MSD), Masson Road, the University of Melbourne Parville campus

  • Exhibition

Architecture has always been about social impact – about making change for people and society. And yet this aspect of architecture is too often overshadowed by the aesthetic and the visual. 

This exhibition presents 39 shortlisted entries for the ArchitectureAU Award for Social Impact which use design to promote the common good, by empowering the public, local communities, and underrepresented groups.

This new accolade is the only national recognition of this type of work within Australia, and is presented in partnership between the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning and ArchitectureAU.

The Glyn Davis Building is wheelchair accessible. If you have any questions about your visit don't hesitate to email us at

This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 2023, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.

Image: Puntukurnu AMS Healthcare Hub, Kaunitz Yeung Architecture, Newman, East Pilbara, WA. Photo by Robert Frith Acorn.

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