Design Studios



The Robin Boyd Foundation, in association with Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, and the City of Melbourne hosts a number of Residential Design Studios at Walsh Street each year.

 

“Architecture is the art and science of forming the total environment of society. Therefore, it is a responsibility of each architect to make sure that he is behaving in a socially correct and responsible way. Everyone who creates a bad building is creating a crime against society – it is a major act of vandalism”. Robin Boyd 1967

 

The Robin Boyd Foundation's Walsh Street design studios explore the public role of design professionals. They provide an opportunity for architecture, urban design, landscape architecture and planning students to be better equipped theoretically and practically and to develop critical thinking around  design in an urban context and the role of good design for the community.

Participation in the Robin Boyd Foundation's Walsh Street design studios will encourage students to consider and develop their awareness and skills in:

  • 1. the public aspects of design - the impact of buildings on streetscapes, neighbourhoods and community;
  • 2. communicating design - the presentation of ideas and concepts in an articulate and accessible manner;
  • 3. the collaborative nature of the production of a design proposition.

 

"It was a great adventure where I engaged more than ever with other students developing strong friendships through learning, designing and even eating as a group.
An experience like no other! "    Studio 3 participant

 

Past event: Design Studio No. 11: November 27, 2016

Intensive five day residential design studio
Sunday 27 November - Friday 2 December 2016

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Past Event: Design Studio No. 10: November 29, 2015 (2)

Intensive five day residential design studio
Sunday 29 November - Friday 4 December 2015

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Past Event: Design Studio No. 9: Nov 23, 2014

Intensive five day Residential Design Studio
Sunday 23rd to Friday 28th Nov 2014

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Past Event: Design Studio No. 8: July 13, 2014

Intensive five day Residential Design Studio
Sunday 13th to Friday 18th July 2014  

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Past Event: Design Studio No. 7: July 6, 2014

Intensive five day Residential Design Studio
Sunday 6th to Friday 11th July 2014 

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Past Event: Design Studio No. 6: Feb 16, 2014

Intensive five day Residential Design Studio
Sunday 16th to Friday 21st February 2014

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Past Event: Design Studio No. 5: Feb 9, 2014

Intensive five day Residential Design Studio
Sunday 9th to Friday 14th February 2014

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Past Event: Design Studio No. 4: Dec 2013

Intensive five day Residential Design Studio
Sunday 1st to Friday 6th December 2013

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Past Event: Winter School Design Studios 2 & 3: July 2013

Two intensive five day Residential Design Studios
Sunday 30 June to Friday 5 July & Sunday 7 July to Friday 12 July

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Past Event: Summer School Design Studio 1: Feb. 2013

Intensive six day residential design studio
Saturday 10th to Friday 16th February 2013

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