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University of Melbourne

Melbourne School of Design

MSD Architecture

The Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning is a vibrant community of staff and students whose interest and expertise focuses on the built environment.

We established one of the first Bachelor degrees in Architecture in 1927 and now educate the full range of built environment professionals. We have a lively culture of exploration manifested in many forms, from classroom and studio to research enquiry, complemented by lectures, forums and exhibitions. Our cultural diversity is one of our strengths: students and staff have come to Melbourne from over 50 countries. We have a strong alumni body who hold leadership roles across Australia and the world.

Architecture today is the product of many disciplines, which is reflected in the diversity of choice at the Melbourne School of Design (MSD). Urban design, planning, cost management, engineering, environmental design, materials science, product development, construction, landscape, art and the social sciences overlap to inform what we do as Architects.



Honorary doctorates awarded to leading architects at Melbourne School of Design

Rob Adams, Julie Eizenberg and Peter Watts were each awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Melbourne yesterday.

MSD Opportunistic urbanism studio leads our students to the Netherlands

In September 2016 eleven of our Masters students from both Architecture and Urban Design packed their bags and set off to the Netherlands for the experience of a lifetime.

MSD research excellence funded in ARC success

Professor Mark Burry, Professor Virginia Lee and Dr Stanislav Roudavski, and colleagues, have been awarded ARC Discovery funding, commencing in 2017.