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RMIT University

School of Architecture and Design

As a multidisciplinary design school, the School of Architecture and Design understands design practice as an agent of cultural change within an increasingly complex and cosmopolitan world.

In our School, we offer programs ranging from certificates through to PhDs. We aim to address compelling, contemporary issues, like climate change, globalisation and rapid urbanisation, in ways that help drive cultural change through design. Our students, lecturers and researchers are all encouraged to be risk-takers as they strive towards positive change.

Globally recognised for design excellence, our School rated ‘well above world standard’ in the Australian Research Council 2012 Excellence in Research in Australia (ERA) audit, achieving the highest possible ranking of 5. We develop our research through the process of designing, and put designs and ideas into practice.



Tom Kovac

RMIT Professor Tom Kovac has presented at the Medini CEO forum in Malaysia

Tom Kovac RMIT Professor of Architecture and Medy Hassan RMIT Deputy Chair of the Centre for Integrated Project Solutions Industry Advisory Board, Adjunct Professor in RMIT’s School of Property, Construction and Project Management; speaking at MEDINI CEO FORUM 2017 – The Future Revolution Smart Cities IoT and Innovation. – Malaysia Biennial 100YC Medini 2017 is one of Malaysia’s largest urban developments with a gross development value (GDV) of US$20 billion, is envisaged to be the new central business district for Iskandar Puteri. The 2,230-acre mixed development zone will be designed as a smart city incorporating financial, residential, leisure and healthcare components.

Latrobe Regional Gallery - courtesy of NAAU

RMIT Architecture Lecturers John Doyle and Ben Milbourne win competition to refurbish Latrobe Regional Gallery

RMIT Architecture Lecturers John Doyle and Ben Milbourne, along with sessional staff members Laura Mártires and Edmund Carter as a part of NAAU Studio architects have won a competition to refurbish the Latrobe Regional Gallery in Morwell.

RMIT Architecture staff and researchers have collaborated on a VR project at the National Gallery of Victoria

RMIT Architecture staff and researchers in the d__Lab RMIT, Vivian Mitsogianni, Mark Jacques, Cameron Newman and Karla Martinez as part of M@ STUDIO Architects along with Dean Boothroyd have recently collaborated on a VR Project called “If only…” with A/Prof Stefan Greuter and team from the RMIT Centre for Game Design Research.