NOTICE REGARDING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
From our team here at the Robin Boyd Foundation, please know that we are continuing to closely monitor developments of COVID-19 and are following the advice from the Victorian Government and following recommendations by
The Department of Health and Human Services.

The Foundation and our iconic Walsh Street residence remain closed until further notice. Read the most recent update from the RBF Board here and do continue to follow us on social media for architectural and design activities and information as we find ways to stay connected with each other.

We are very grateful for the loyalty of our community.

Upcoming Events

Past Events


Robin Boyd Centenary of Design

Tue January 1st - Tue December 31st
In 2019, the Robin Boyd Foundation is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of Australia’s most influential architects Robin Boyd (1919-1971). The  Foundation is holding a year-long series of events under the umbrella program..

A Tree to Remember: Greenspace Talk at Walsh Stree

Thu January 30th @ 18:30 pm- 20:30 pm
For over 60 years, the Monterey Pine at the front of Walsh Street has been an integral part of the iconic modernist home of the renowned Australian architect Robin Boyd.  It has been a key focal point in the design and aspect of this historic,..

Weekend Walsh Street Tour – 15 February MORNING

Sat February 15th @ 11:00 am- 13:00 pm
Experience 'Walsh Street', the house Boyd designed for his own family in 1957, and his most well-known work. It has been extensively published both nationally and internationally as an exemplar of modernist Australian architecture and a house that..

Weekend Walsh Street Tour – 15 February AFTERNOO

Sat February 15th @ 13:30 pm- 15:30 pm
Experience 'Walsh Street', the house Boyd designed for his own family in 1957, and his most well-known work. It has been extensively published both nationally and internationally as an exemplar of modernist Australian architecture and a house that..

John Wardle Talk: Impressions of Sao Paulo

Thu February 20th @ 18:30 pm- 20:30 pm
Architect and principal of John Wardle Associates, John Wardle will discuss his impressions of the architectural, political and artistic life of Sao Paulo. Featuring the works of Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Lina Bo Bardi, Studio MK27 Office, Joao Vilano..

Talk - Australia Modern: The Book

Wed February 26th @ 18:30 pm- 20:00 pm
The legacy of modern design is all-pervasive in Australia, as captured in the 2019 book Australia Modern: architecture, landscape and design, edited by Hannah Lewi and Philip Goad and published by Thames & Hudson. This talk will reflect on the..

Walsh Street Tour – 27 February AFTERNOON

Thu February 27th @ 13:30 pm- 15:30 pm
Experience 'Walsh Street', the house Boyd designed for his own family in 1957, and his most well-known work. It has been extensively published both nationally and internationally as an exemplar of modernist Australian architecture and a house that..

LIVE AT WALSH STREET: ALEX ALBRECHT & CARLA OLIVER

Fri February 28th @ 18:30 pm- 20:30 pm
SOLD OUT! Carla Oliver and Alex Albrecht combine elements of jazz, ambient music to respond to the unique setting of Robin Boyd's iconic house. Using guitar and keyboards, they will be performing two improvised sets in the Walsh Street..

LIVE AT WALSH STREET: ALEX ALBRECHT & CARLA OLIVER

Sat February 29th @ 18:30 pm- 20:00 pm
SOLD OUT! Carla Oliver and Alex Albrecht combine elements of jazz, ambient music to respond to the unique setting of Robin Boyd's iconic house. Using guitar and keyboards, they will be performing two improvised sets in the Walsh Street..

Walsh Street Tour – 12 March MORNING

Thu March 12th @ 11:00 am- 13:00 pm
Experience 'Walsh Street', the house Boyd designed for his own family in 1957, and his most well-known work. It has been extensively published both nationally and internationally as an exemplar of modernist Australian architecture and a house that..

Walsh Street Tour – 12 March AFTERNOON

Thu March 12th @ 13:30 pm- 15:30 pm
Experience 'Walsh Street', the house Boyd designed for his own family in 1957, and his most well-known work. It has been extensively published both nationally and internationally as an exemplar of modernist Australian architecture and a house that..

POSTPONED - NMBW: Observation Matters - Keynote Le

Wed March 18th @ 18:30 pm- 19:30 pm
As a precautionary measure and in consideration of the current public health situation, the National Gallery of Victoria, which hosts Melbourne Design Week (MDW), is temporarily closing to the public 16 March until 13 April. As part of MDW, this..

Cancelled: Hannah Tribe Talk: Sheltered

Fri March 27th @ 18:30 pm- 20:00 pm
Event cancelled Hannah will discuss recent, unbuilt and on the drawing board projects that contribute to Tribe Studios exploration of the domestic, its role in the city and the importance of home. Hannah will also reflect on Boyd’s ideas of..

CANCELLED: Walsh Street Tour – 28 March MORNING

Sat March 28th @ 11:00 am- 13:00 pm
Experience 'Walsh Street', the house Boyd designed for his own family in 1957, and his most well-known work. It has been extensively published both nationally and internationally as an exemplar of modernist Australian architecture and a house that..

CANCELLED - Walsh Street Tour – 28 March AFTERNO

Sat March 28th @ 14:00 pm- 16:00 pm
Cancelled until further notice. Tours will resume when current public health situation has been resolved.     Experience 'Walsh Street', the house Boyd designed for his own family in 1957, and his most well-known work. It has been..

2020 RBF Virtual Open Houses

Wed July 8th @ 09:00 am - Tue September 1st @ 08:59 am
Australian Residences | AIA chapter award winning and shortlisted houses Now extended to 31 August Whilst we're unable to host the much-loved and highly anticipated Robin Boyd Foundation / AIA Awards Open House day in its usual form this year,..

A Tree to Remember Campaign

The Monterey Pine sheltering Robin Boyd’s iconic Walsh Street residence has died. In 2020, we had to remove it us to remove it but are still in the process of replanting and restoring the home’s front courtyard.

Find out how the Foundation, celebrated its residential arboreal life in an urban setting and how you can help us in our final stages here.


Robin Boyd Foundation Partnerships

Our Foundation supporters and partners make it possible for us to develop and deliver educational programs that encourage a wider understanding of the value of design and how design can improve our world.

As a Foundation Corporate Partner, your company will benefit from a brand alignment that envisions a confident Australian identity expressed in good architecture and design that embraces our unique environment.  See details about corporate partnerships.

Volunteer with the Robin Boyd Foundation

The Foundation has a number of volunteering opportunities available. Read more about volunteering with us.

 

Friends of the Robin Boyd Foundation

Our Friends are an important part of the Robin Boyd Foundation and Walsh Street family. Friends memberships help mainten and preserve Robin Boyd’s iconic, midcentury family home on Walsh Street in Melbourne and help carry forward his legacy to educate the design curious and to provoke contemporary dialogue about Australian urban design and architecture.


The Robin Boyd Foundation is deeply grateful to our Principle Partners, Design Leaders and Supporters, and inkind supporters. Their contributions and benefaction allow us to conserve Boyd’s iconic Walsh Street home and helps us deliver sustainable programs that provoke and lead fearless dialogue on Australian architecture and design.

Principal Partners

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Design Partners

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Robin Boyd Foundation programs in Melbourne exists on the land of the people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, as well as to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the wider Melbourne community and beyond.