30 July 2014
NEW RMIT MASTER OF URBAN DESIGN: The RMIT School of Architecture and Design has launched a new Master of Urban Design (coursework by project) affiliated with RMIT Architecture. Urban Design at RMIT advances the role of design and innovative practice in shaping future cities in response to rapid urban change locally and globally. Intensive urban studios are offered in Melbourne, Ho Chi Minh City and Barcelona. Applicants who have completed a Master of Architecture or Master of Landscape Architecture (or equivalent) are eligible to complete this program in one year (full time or two years part time). The Master of Urban Design program is now open for applications for the Semester 1 2014 intake.
30 July 2014
NEW RMIT MASTER OF DESIGN INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY: The RMIT School of Architecture and Design has launched a new Master of Design Innovation and Technology (coursework by project) afiliated with the RMIT Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory (SIAL). Advances in the digital age have already transformed design practice but we are only at the cusp of a greater revolution. RMIT's Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory (SIAL) has been working at the forefront of digital design practice for over a decade. To address the next digital revolution, RMIT has launched a new Master of Design Innovation and Technology that speculates on the future of design practice and the application of technology to this constantly changing environment. Applicants who have completed a Master of Architecture or Master of Landscape Architecture degree (or equivalent) are eligible to complete this program in one year (full time or two years part time). The Master of Design Innovation and Technology program is now open for applications for semester 1 2014 intake.
24 May 2014
GRETCHEN WILKINS, MASTER OF URBAN DESIGN DIRECTOR, ANNOUNCED A FINALIST IN THE "COMPETITION OF COMPETITIONS" INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION We congratulate Gretchen Wilkins, Director of the Master of Urban Design program at RMIT, who has been announced a finalist in "COMPETITION OF COMPETITIONS: Redefining Briefs, Clients and Agents" by Storefront for Art and Architecture for the AAAI! with the project Future Factory. Team members from RMIT Architecture include Ian Nazareth, Sarah Moussa, Francisca Rodriguez, Nicholas Stathopolous, Ken Yip Lai and Matthew Ellis. The competition was organised by the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City, and asked teams to propose a hypothetical design competition to raise urgent topics in architecture and urbanism. The finalists will be displayed at Storefront as part of the 'Letters to the Mayor' exhibition, from 30 April-24 May. Final awards are announced at the opening on 29 April.
24 April 2014
RMIT ARCHITECTURE GRADUATE LANCE VAN MANNEN WINS NATIONAL 2014 DULUX COLOUR STUDENT AWARD. We congratulate RMIT Architecture graduate Lance van Maanen for winning the National Dulux Colour Student Award 2014 for his RMIT Master of Architecture final year Major Project 'A Tale of Two Sheds', supervised by Simon Whibley and Leanne Zilka.
30 March 2014
RMIT ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN PHD CANDIDATES & RMIT ARCHITECTURE ALUMNI SHORTLISTED FOR ROYAL ADELAIDE HOSPITAL INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION Shortlisted finalists in the Royal Adelaide Hospital Site International Design Competition include the practices: Zuzana and Nicholas (Queensland) lead by RMIT Architecture + Design early career PhD candidates, Nicholas Skepper and Zuzana Kovar, partnered in the second stage with Roakus Moss Architects (Adelaide), who are also involved in the RMIT PhD practice research program; and SLASH (Melbourne) led by RMIT Architecture Professional alumni Sarah Lake and RMIT professional and Masters research alumni and past lecturer Stuart Harrison, with current RMIT PhD candidate Tanya Court working with them on the Stage 2 landscape proposal. This is a significant achievement, as these local practitioners eclipsed many globally prominent architects in making the shortlist. All six entries are now open for a People's Choice Award voted on-line.