A snapshot of some of the events we have hosted.
22 September 2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Dan Dubowitz will introduce his project 'Fascismo Abbandonato’, on display in the atrium of the MSD Building, and explore the challenges of Musolini's Fascist holiday camps and other megalomaniacal masterplans present to the societies who inherit them.
21 September 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Join a panel of Indigenous architects, artists, academics and heritage professionals as they explore the main themes of the ACAHUCH annual symposium 'Haunting, Memory and Place'.
21 September 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
In this keynote I’ll look back at what interested me about physical sites of trauma when I first started noticing powerlines running between trauma and lived experience of places. I will speak about moments of clarity, about dead-end strips in my early research – about where they led me.
19 September 2017 - 3:00pm to 21 September 2017 - 6:00pm
Are you interested in undergraduate studies in the Bachelor of Design, or graduate studies in: Architecture, Construction Management, Landscape Architecture, Property, Urban Design or Urban Planning? Join us for a coffee to chat about your study plans.
6 September 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
MSD will host a public lecture by Greg Lynn, the first Fellow-in-residence as part of the Treseder Fellowship and an innovator in redefining the medium of design with digital technology as well as pioneering the fabrication and manufacture of complex functional and ergonomic forms using CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machinery.
Design Studio Year 2: Learning from the Masters (Corbusier, Kahn, Siza, Moneo, Ando, Koolhaas and Sejima)
22 August 2017 - 9:00am to 1 September 2017 - 5:00pm
Titled as ‘Learning from the Masters’, ADS2 (Water) is a design subject that focuses on formal design skills in relation to a history of modern design ideas and a real site in Melbourne.
21 August 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
The Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH) at the University of Melbourne is hosting a lunchtime lecture by Professor Paolo Tombesi on the life and work of Romaldo Giurgola (1920-2016), architect of Parliament House Canberra.
20 August 2017 - 9:00am to 13 September 2017 - 5:00pm
The work of Reiser + Umemoto (RUR Architecture DPC) spans over 30 years of practice at the forefront of architectural innovation, comprising rigorous research and experimentation across both built and unrealized projects.
14 August 2017 - 9:00am to 31 August 2017 - 5:00pm
The 4 Ways of Seeing exhibition will return to the Andrew Lee King Fun Gallery for Open Day 2017. The exhibition showcases work from the inaugural running of the Foundations of Design: Representation subject in Semester 1 this year.
8 August 2017 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
What is regeneration? What is thrivability? And, why is it seen as the “radical new way” to drive innovation? Led by international and local experts, this forum will address why regenerative development and running a business in a generative way is important and very possible.
2 August 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Transforming Housing is committed to supporting improved housing outcomes for very low to moderate income households in Melbourne.
25 July 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
We regret to announce that Benedetta Tagliabue is no longer available to visit Melbourne due to an unexpected and unavoidable business commitment. We wish her all the best.
17 July 2017 - 9:00am to 4 August 2017 - 5:00pm
The AAVS Melbourne Design Methods 2.0 exhibition continues the exploration in the use and development of design tools and techniques that delve into areas of form finding, structural logics, and material performance while keeping a focus on their application towards spatial outcomes for the human environment.
12 July 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Renowned architect and historian, Jean-Louis Cohen will deliver a special public lecture exploring the contemporary potential of the city of Paris.
11 July 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
This panel event discusses the built environment and how we use and access the city. Presented by Open Journal in partnership with Open House Melbourne and supported by the Melbourne School of Design.
3 July 2017 - 9:00am to 14 July 2017 - 6:00pm
The AAVS Melbourne Design Methods 2.0 continues our exploration in the use and development of design tools and techniques that delve into areas of form finding, structural logics, and material performance while keeping a focus on their application towards spatial outcomes for the human environment.
15 June 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Opportunities for restoration, research and teaching at Macgeorge House, Ivanhoe. Macgeorge house and garden is located in Ivanhoe. Designed by Harold Desbrowe-Annear in 1911 the property was gifted to the University of Melbourne in 1975 by the Macgeorges as a bequest to promote the education in the Arts.
14 June 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
The planned provision of small enclosed open spaces in residential communities dates from the heyday of the global garden city and suburb movement at the turn of the last century.
31 May 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
The Melbourne School of Design invites prospective graduate students to register for a one-on-one 30 minute consultation to discuss further study within the Melbourne School of Design, the application process, course structure, career outcomes and the many exciting opportunities available to our students.
23 May 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Book Launch. Constructed Ecologies by Margaret Grose presents ecology as critical theory for design, and provides major ideas for design that are supported with solid and imaginative science.
13 May 2017 - 1:30pm to 21 May 2017 - 5:00pm
Join the Melbourne School of Design in China Mainland and Hong Kong SAR to find out more about studying in Melbourne.
28 April 2017 - 9:00am to 10 May 2017 - 5:00pm
This is an exhibition of the figure, ground, map assignments and a physical model of selected urban squares around the world
26 April 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The first Dean's public lecture for the year, presented by Professor Achim Menges, will focus on the development of integral design processes at the intersection of morphogenetic design computation, biomimetic engineering and robotic fabrication that enables a highly articulated, performative built environment.
24 April 2017 - 9:00am to 9 May 2017 - 5:00pm
Showcasing design research by doctoral students at the Melbourne School of Design, the exhibits highlight how communication occurs across multiple scapes and modalities including and beyond language in the negotiations for place identity
19 April 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
A public lecture by Dr Amanda Achmadi as part of the 2017 ICOMOS International Day for Monuments and Sites
28 March 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Milinda Pathiraja explores the possible role of architects (active in developing-world regions) as industrial policy-makers.
25 March 2017 - 9:00am to 6:30pm
Presentation by the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects.
This event is part of Melbourne Design Week.
24 March 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
As Australian Indigenous designers are leading a movement away from collaborative or consultative models to Indigenous-led design, the question is posed; what is meaningful Indigenous design, and why does it matter? This event is part of Melbourne Design Week.
22 March 2017 - 5:00pm to 23 March 2017 - 12:00pm
This Virtual Fair provides international students from around the world the opportunity to find out more about the University, by speaking with current students and staff from the Melbourne School of Design.
20 March 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
From rising sea levels to densifying urban environments, Dutch designers have been dealing with issues we are just starting to face for over a hundred years. In response, they have adopted a pragmatic and design-led approach to complex urban issues, one that values egalitarianism, collective decision-making and a spirit of just getting things done. This event is part of Melbourne Design Week.
18 March 2017 - 10:00am to 19 March 2017 - 4:00pm
A unique event, where the house of emigre architect Dr Ernest Fooks (1906–1985) becomes the location and part of a curated exhibition about his life and works. This event is part of Melbourne Design Week.
16 March 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Join director Tim Slade for a free and exclusive screening of this major documentary, followed by a Q&A session featuring a panel of experts.
15 March 2017 - 6:00pm
Join us to learn more about studying at the University of Melbourne. Discuss your study plans with our friendly staff.
9 March 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
In the realm of urban development, it is often assumed that density is inherently more sustainable than dispersed suburban patterns, but there is a significant gap in current research that substantiates this assumption.
8 March 2017 - 9:00am to 7 April 2017 - 5:00pm
A recently established archive of Giuseppe Terragni’s works and designs has paved the way for an international travelling exhibition which explores Terragni’s projects created specifically for Rome. This exhibition is part of Melbourne Design Week.
10 February 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Jaimie Cudmore will present the research agenda of a larger team project, "Social Impacts of High Housing Costs in Vancouver" led by Prof. David Wachsmuth.
8 February 2017 - 5:00pm
This forum looks at how urban biodiversity can play a key role in strengthening cities’ resilience to a changing climate, economy, and society.
7 December 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Transforming Housing is pleased to host an event launching it’s latest report, Affordable Housing For All: Towards an Integrated Affordable Housing Strategy for Victoria. The event will also feature a status update on the Melbourne Housing EXPO.
1 December 2016 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Eminent US architect Lisa Heschong will speak about sustainable design this December at MSD.
29 November 2016 - 5:30pm to 6:00pm
The Lancet series offers key recommendations that urban and transport planners and policymakers could implement to improve the health of urban populations.
11 November 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Professor Jeremy Gorelick will present on his experiences with sub-sovereign finance and urban infrastructure.
3 November 2016 - 1:00pm
Miles Glendinning will trace the history of ideals of ‘civic engagement’ versus the role of the ‘expert’ in conservation.
2 November 2016 - 6:00pm
This lecture by Miles Glendinning will overview major research on tracing the narrative of mass housing as an international phenomenon.
31 October 2016 - 6:00pm
Wolfgang Kessling's work focuses on low energy/high comfort concepts for hot and humid climates.
19 October 2016 - 5:15pm
Bower Studio students will work alongside the Sipaia community to build composting toilets. After seminars and construction training at the Dookie campus we will travel to Sipaia to construct the facilities and undertake additional research work.
14 October 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Marc Treib, Professor of Architecture Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, will discuss the spatial and formal art of Noguchi's landscape architecture.
13 October 2016 - 9:00am to 25 October 2016 - 5:00pm
Coincidences draws upon the John Wardle Architects monograph that is being launched at this time - This Building Likes Me, where projects are assembled as pairs and the relationships between them, some obvious and some obscure, are explored.
5 October 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Architect Indy Johar will share learnings from a series of projects and ventures, and will discuss provocations for developing creative cities fit for the 21st century.
26 September 2016 - 5:30pm
This seminar will help participants understand and join in the public debate about the operation and maintenance of Melbourne’s rail system.
10 August 2016 - 5:30pm
This book by Professor Kim Dovey is the first comprehensive application of assemblage thinking to urban design.
8 August 2016 - 3:00pm to 10 August 2016 - 6:00pm
The Melbourne School of Design will be visiting Devonport, Launceston and Hobart in August.
5 August 2016 - 8:15am to 6 August 2016 - 8:45am
8:15am, 6th August is the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. From 8:15am 5th August to 8:15am 6th August, tea ceremony master Adam Sōmu Wojcinski performs a 24 hour tea meditation on the atomic bombing of Hiroshima for a nuclear-free world.
4 August 2016 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
The Melbourne School of Design will be visiting Canberra in August. Find out more about the Bachelor of Design and the MSD graduate programs.
2 August 2016 - 7:00pm
Karen M’Closkey and Keith VanDerSys, founding partners of PEG office of landscape + architecture will give the third MSD Dean's Lecture Series of 2016.
2 August 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
This lecture by Professor Li Baihao provides a critical review of the process of planning the vast urban regions of China from 1840 to 1949.
25 July 2016 - 3:00pm to 28 July 2016 - 8:00pm
The Melbourne School of Design will be in New Zealand in July. Find out more about the Bachelor of Design and the MSD graduate programs.
4 July 2016 - 9:00am to 5 July 2016 - 5:00pm
Coinciding with the SAHANZ conference, this workshop will bring together architectural historians to critically reflect on the practices of architecture in the Asia-Pacific.
30 June 2016 - 9:00am to 15 July 2016 - 5:00pm
Architectural projects on the subject of refuge, borders and transition.
14 June 2016 - 9:00am
Professor Carolyn Whitzman will give a webinar as part of the UN Habitat III Series on Inclusive Cities and the New Urban Agenda.
9 June 2016 - 7:00pm
Mark Burry’s lecture will focus on Gaudí’s unique contributions to architecture and the challenges he has faced when completing the Sagrada Família Basílica.
25 May 2016 - 7:00pm
Jing Liu, co-founder of New York architecture practice SO-IL will present a Dean's Lecture to ABP alumni in Hong Kong.
24 May 2016 - 7:00pm
Jing Liu, co-founder of New York architecture practice SO-IL will give a Dean's Lecture to ABP alumni in Shanghai.
21 May 2016 - 8:45am to 6:00pm
Professor Kim Dovey and A/Prof Jianfei Zhu will present at “The Everyday: Spatial Design and Spatial Practice with/against Modernity” symposium held at Southeast University, Nanjing, China.
21 April 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
ICOMOS International Day for Monuments and Sites: Heritage of Sport – 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games. Thursday 21 April 2016.
11 April 2016 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Melbourne School of Design will be visiting Adelaide for an information evening of one-on-one consultations. Book here...
19 March 2016 - 8:45am to 6:10pm
The Australian Institute of Architects Awards program recognises the innovative work of our Victorian architects. Presentation to Juries is a free event open to the public.
8 February 2016 - 6:00pm to 2 March 2016 - 5:00pm
This exhibition features work from the MSD International Travelling studio to Bandung.
3 February 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Holger Kehne will be delivering a public lecture at MSD this February.
1 February 2016 - 9:00am to 12 February 2016 - 5:00pm
The MSD is hosting the inaugural visiting school from the Architectural Association, London. The Melbourne Visiting School is a 12 day program focusing on architectural design innovation and methods.
19 November 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Professor Mark Burry will reflect on his 36 years as a design leader in the team in charge of completing Gaudí's magnum opus, and outline the lessons we can draw from this fascinating project towards an improved understanding of emerging possibilities for our urban futures.
12 November 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Join us on an in-depth tour of the new MSD building that will give you insight into its many spectacular spaces, and how it will enable world-class research and collaborative learning across disciplines. Multiple tour dates are available.
6 November 2015 - 5:45pm
The Melbourne School of Design is proud to host the PIA Victorian Awards for Planning Excellence.
6 November 2015 - 4:15pm to 5:45pm
Professor Michael Batty and a panel of Australian experts present the AURIN lecture, a discussion about how big data and decision science can predict and shape Australia’s changing cities.
6 November 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
In this talk, Mike Batty (Professor of Planning, University College London) will explore how cities change qualitatively in terms of their performance as they change in size.
26 October 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am
A expert panel will discuss a range of innovative mechanisms for establishing affordable rental housing as a new class of investment.
15 October 2015 - 9:00am to 5:30pm
The Festival of Landscape Architecture Research Summit will bring together students, researchers academics and practitioners to explore the Festival theme This Public Life
14 October 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Jenny B. Osuldsen from Snøhetta (Oslo) and Kirsten Bauer from ASPECT Studios (Melbourne) will discuss questions around design innovation - strategies from landscape architecture in this free public event, as part of the 2015 Festival of Landscape Architecture 'This Public Life'.
13 October 2015 - 9:00am to 16 October 2015 - 5:00pm
This Public Space asks student participants to consider: why do we seek escape from the city, and what forms of escape can we find within the urban environment?
9 October 2015 - 9:00am to 29 October 2015 - 5:00pm
This exhibition profiles 12 recent projects by Guallart Architects, and how Guallart Architects see Barcelona
6 October 2015 - 2:00pm
This research seminar will discuss the rapid pace of urban transformation and social change in Bandung.
21 August 2015 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
The Melbourne School of Design proudly hosts an forum on the Re-living the city: Shenzhen-Hong Kong Urbanism & Architecture Bi-City Biennale 2015.
1 August 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Join us at our Information Day in Malaysia.
25 July 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Join us at our Information Day in Hong Kong.
23 July 2015 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Like architecture, sound addresses our perception, informing and sometimes misleading us about what is “really” there in a given spatial experience. Alice Hui-Sheng Chang will use sound to challenge transparency with intimacy at the level of collective experience.
23 July 2015 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
A Listener’s Guide to… bowing by Martina Copley inflects the act of listening to propose a critical form of attention. Unhinged from everyday patterns and graspings, the form of attention is a function of the form of attending.
22 July 2015 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us at our Information Day in Singapore.
Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure, Frankfurt: "Architecture and Structure - just a simple love affair"
21 July 2015 - 9:00am to 29 July 2015 - 12:00pm
An exhibition of work "Architecture and Structure - just a simple love affair" of Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure, Frankfurt.
Global Search for Academic Elites – Department of Building and Real Estate (BRE) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
13 July 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Prof. Albert PC Chan, Head of Department of Building and Real Estate at PolyU will give a lecture and presentation to Staff and PhD students about The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
6 June 2015 - 10:00am to 7 June 2015 - 5:00pm
Join us at our Information Day in Beijing and Shanghai and talk to university staff and alumni about studying at Melbourne. You’ll hear about foundation programs, our undergraduate and graduate courses, accommodation options, scholarships and admissions.
4 May 2015 - 6:30pm
Cristina Goberna Pesudo, co-founder of Fake Industries Architecture Agonism will give a lecture "From Chicks to Velodromes: Architecture and its Semi-Autonomy".
27 March 2015 - 6:00pm
MSD is hosting the launch of two recently published books on indigenous cultural centres 'Assembling the Centre: Architecture for Indigenous Cultures Australia and Beyond' and 'Re-making Indigenous Place in Melbourne: Towards a Victorian Indigenous Cultural Knowledge and Education Centre'
20 March 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Indoor environmental quality in commercial buildings is important to human health and productivity as well as energy and environmental sustainability. Professor Vivian Loftness, of Carnegie Mellon University, will discuss the field studies and research in this field.
17 March 2015 - 9:00am to 29 March 2015 - 5:00pm
The 2015 Dean's Lecture Series presents an exhibition by the Urban Theory Lab / Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. (directed by Neil Brenner, Professor of Urban Theory, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.): 'Operational Landscapes: Towards an Alternative Cartography of World Urbanization'
16 March 2015 - 6:30pm
Johannes Molander Pedersen will lecture on how the process of developing architecture and urban areas.
Francesca Hughes lecture and book launch — The Architecture of Error: Matter, Measure and the Misadventures of Precision
11 March 2015 - 6:30pm
Francesca Hughes lives and works in London where she has both run studios and taught in history and theory since 1994, first at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, and then at the Architectural Association.
10 March 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Dr Catherine Burke, University of Cambridge, will deliver the MacGeorge Lecture: 'A change of heart towards children?'Historical perspectives from the UK, Australia and New Zealand on the design of a new primary school for Cambridge.
27 January 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
This panel will bring together a range of positions – local, national and international – to review and debate the role of the Government Architect. It is being held at the MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens, Southbank Arts Precinct.
10 December 2014 - 9:00am to 30 January 2015 - 5:00pm
An exhibition detailing the construction and design of the new Melbourne School of Design Building.
9 December 2014 - 9:00am
A research symposium, Unseen Details: Weiwu Vernacular in Dafuzhen, Fujian, China, will take place at the new Melbourne School of Design building on Tuesday 9 Dec. 2014
9 October 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
A presentation of work from the 2014 MSD Zurich-Munich Travelling Studio
11 September 2014 - 7:00pm
At Home in the Museum? The challenges and potentials of architecture in the gallery. Barry Bergdoll is the Meyer Schapiro Professor of Modern Architectural History at Columbia University and a curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art.
3 September 2014 - 7:00pm
AIB Address Series. The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Building is pleased to present an AIB Address by Professor José L. Torero, The University of Queensland.
1 September 2014 - 9:00am to 19 September 2014 - 5:00pm
Inspired by Craig Easton's photographs of Chinese flower windows and a poem by Kosen Shoten (Gaoquin Xingdun, 1633-95), the exhibited works were created from waste materials found in the Faculty's construction workshops and the FabLab.
30 July 2014 - 6:30pm
Competing Ideas: Public debate on the role and relevance of architectural design competitions
17 October 2013 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
This half day symposium provided an opportunity for built environment professionals, to discuss the principles and practices involved in assessing building environmental performance and the influence that the conservation of older buildings can have on protecting the environment.
2 October 2013 - 5:00pm to 4 October 2013 - 4:00pm
Drawing on the expertise of researchers, designers and advocates from across South East Asia and Australia this two day symposium examined recent trajectories in heritage practice, teaching and thinking in Asia.
26 November 2012 - 6:00pm to 28 November 2012 - 4:00pm
This symposium explored the historical documentation, conservation and potential heritage values of once modern and now ageing educational campuses in Australia and around the world.
12 November 2012 - 12:00pm to 23 November 2012 - 8:00pm
This is a restaging of the remaining work from the 1982 landmark exhibition, Landscape Australia: an exhibition, originally held in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne.
20 July 2012 - 10:00am
This symposium looks at responsive and accessible heritage education to assist industry in achieving higher standards of practice, to promote well informed government decision-making, and to stimulate new and applied research.