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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.

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Image: Interior, Miller Chapel. Temple Israel of Hollywood, KonigEizenberg Architecture, 2016. Photograph: Eric Staudenmaier.

MSD Alumni Survey Series: Julie Eizenberg

KoningEizenberg takes on the idyll of local and neighbourhood through the design of recent projects in the Los Angeles region in Urban Hallucinations. They bring a fresh eye to placemaking and community building in an urban area that is ambivalent about development, yet conscious of regional issues — notably sustainability, affordability, and housing shortage. Believing opportunities hide in plain sight, the architects sift through the context of increasing regulation, differing opinions on responsible growth, and priorities for quality of life to extract their own unexpected and compelling approach to the architecture of the day.

Interview: Reiser + Umemoto on career beginnings, design philosophy and their latest projects

Last week international guests Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto, founding directors of New York based firm Reiser + Umemoto (RUR Architecture DPC), visited the Melbourne School of Design as part of the 2017 Dean’s Lecture Series.

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.

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