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Design Matters on Campus (1 day Symposium)

Sun July 10, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm AEST

$49.00 – $85.00
Design Matters on Campus

Design Matters on Campus is a symposium exploring the intersections between architecture, landscape and the university experience, within Robin Boyd’s Menzies College at La Trobe University.

In the late 1960s, La Trobe University rose from the paddocks in Melbourne’s north and embraced ancient Greek concepts in its design and planning. For Boyd, his design for Menzies College allowed him to progress his theories of the Third Phase of modern architecture from the urban to the monumental.

Taking the design of La Trobe University and Menzies College as a point of departure, the program delves into the integral role architecture has played historically, what shifts have occurred, including post-pandemic, and how we might build thriving future educational environments. From masterplans to interventions, dorm life to student activism, academic and industry speakers will consider the campus as a space for research, exploration and growth.

Presented by the Robin Boyd Foundation and La Trobe University the Design Matters on Campus Symposium is generously supported by Brickworks Building Products.

Penny Barnes, Senior Designer, Arup Urban Design and Masterplanning
Graham Burrows, Director, Jackson Clements Burrows 
Dr Norman Day, Director, Norman Day + Associates
Prof Peter Elliott, Principal, Peter Elliott Architecture
Prof Philip Goad, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Chair of Architecture, University of Melbourne
Kah-Fai Lee, Principal, John Wardle Architects
Prof Hannah Lewi, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne
Claire Martin, Associate Director, Oculus
Dr Gillian Shepherd, Director, A.D. Trendall Research Centre for Ancient Mediterranean Studies
Malcolm Smith Australasian Cities Leader, Arup Fellow in Masterplanning and Urban Design


10 am for a 10.30 am start.
Morning tea, lunch and refreshments will be included for all attendees.


Earn CPD Points:
2.0 Informal CPD Points
NOTE: Attendance certificates will be issued at the conclusion of the event on Sunday 10 July 2022.


Parking is free & nearest on campus is in car parks #4 & #6 on the campus map.

Student tickets also include an annual Friend of the Foundation student membership.


Sun July 10, 2022
10:30 am - 3:30 pm AEST
$49.00 – $85.00


Robin Boyd Foundation


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