Amplify Learn more 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.

Upcoming Events

Weekend Walsh Street Tour – Sat 15 May AM

Sat May 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 15 May PM

Sat May 15th @ 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 10 Jun AM

Thu June 10th @ 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 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..

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..

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,..

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..

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,..

RESCHEDULED/REBOOTED - NMBW: Observation Matters -

Wed December 16th @ 18:30 pm- 20:00 pm
RESCHEDULED & REBOOTED: Robin Boyd Annual Keynote Lecture - Melbourne Design Week 2020 In an era of global sameness, can architectural processes create the time and space to engage meaningfully with local traditions and enrich the culture of..

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..

 


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.