RMIT Accommodation Study

School of Architecture + Design

Client: RMIT University
Status: Complete 2009


The RMIT School of Architecture + Design has an exemplary national and international reputation, drawing students from around Australia and the world. In 2008 the School developed a strategic plan which described a ‘tri-polar’ vertically integrated scholarship model. The purpose of this study was to take the School’s aspirational brief and describe how these ambitions could be physically accommodated into new and refurbished facilities. The aim was to consolidate the School into a single integrated location for all five programs – architecture, fashion, industrial design, interior design and landscape. Fundamental to the School is its integrated studio culture = research + practice + teaching. The School proposed to dramatically restructure the way it organized space around four new spatial models: the event space, the integrated design studio, the staff precinct and the student zone.