Public house tours and events Experience Robin Boyd's family residence designed in 1957. Walsh Street is his most well-known work and a rare opportunity to see an iconic, modernist house in Australia. Boyd is arguably the most influential architect there has been in Australia. He was a public educator, passionate about good design and devoted his life to creating a wider public understanding of its benefits. Book Walsh Street for a special dinner or party The house remains unchanged from when it was first designed and occupied by the Boyd Family in 1959. Original Robin Boyd furniture designs Boyd Collection Learn more

Upcoming Events

Walsh Street Tour – Thu 15 Jul AM

Thu July 15th @ 11:00 am- 12:30 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..

Weekend Walsh Street Tour – Sat 31 July AM

Sat July 31st @ 11:00 am- 12:30 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..

Weekend Walsh Street Tour – Sat 31 July PM

Sat July 31st @ 13:30 pm- 15:00 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 – Thu 12 Aug AM

Thu August 12th @ 11:00 am- 12:30 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..

Past Events


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,..

Landscaping the Domestic: Exhibition Talk

Sat March 27th @ 12:00 pm- 13:00 pm
Alongside the exhibition FRESH EYES: Reimagining Walsh Street, join us on Saturday 27th March for a series of short conversations with some of Melbourne’s leading architects around the theme of Landscaping the Domestic. Due to Covid safe..

Book Launch: After the Australian Ugliness

Sun March 28th @ 18:00 pm- 20:30 pm
Robin Boyd’s The Australian Ugliness was published in 1960 and quickly took its place as a key work of architectural and cultural critique in the nation’s canon. This new book published by the National Gallery of Victoria and Thames..

I-CONIC Melbourne Design - Featherston + Clarke

Wed March 31st @ 18:30 pm- 20:00 pm
Join Dr Denise Whitehouse at Walsh Street for a presentation of the I-CONIC Melbourne Design series of films produced by Ian Wong of Monash Art Design and Architecture and The Robin Boyd Foundation. This one hour session will feature screenings..

I-CONIC Melbourne Design - Featherston + Zmood

Wed April 7th @ 18:30 pm- 20:00 pm
Join Robin Boyd Foundation’s Professor Philip Goad at Walsh Street for a presentation of the I-CONIC Australian Design series of films produced by Ian Wong of Monash Art Design and Architecture and The Robin Boyd Foundation. This one hour..

I-CONIC Melbourne Design - Cohn + Slattery

Wed April 14th @ 18:30 pm- 20:00 pm
Join Peter Maddison at Walsh Street for a presentation of the I-CONIC Australian Design series of films produced by Ian Wong of Monash Art Design and Architecture and The Robin Boyd Foundation. This one hour session will feature screenings of Su..

Weekend Walsh Street Tour – Sat 19 June AM

Sat June 19th @ 11:00 am- 12:30 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..

Weekend Walsh Street Tour – Sat 19 June PM

Sat June 19th @ 13:30 pm- 15:00 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..

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.

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.

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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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.