Monash University

Monash Clayton facilitates another grand design gesture

Monash University's Clayton campus will receive yet another noteworthy academic building, this time by way of the new Monash Biomedical Learning and Teaching Building (BLTB) Joining a string of highly meritorious contemporary designs across the campus, BLTB is another design feather in the cap of Monash's Clayton campus which has undergone intensive redevelopment over the past five years. Denton Corker Marshall has created the new building which...

Monash University delivers again with a new design showpiece

Monash University's Clayton Campus has had cause to become a regular on Urban Melbourne owing to the volume of new buildings delivered across the sprawling campus over the past five years, and the calibre of design associated with these recent additions. The latest addition was revealed yesterday with $45 million seeded to create a new performance centre. Dubbed the The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts, major funding contributions for the...

Monash Clayton continues to evolve with another new construction program

Not content with creating some of Melbourne's most architecturally interesting buildings of late, Monash University will go again at their Clayton campus with a new complex to front Wellington Road. Initial images show The Learning and Teaching Building will be a new multi faculty complex spanning four levels and will likely encompass an approximate Gross Floor Area of 28,000sqm. Ground works on the project have commenced, with an overall...

Green Chemical Futures another Lyons marvel

Another nod to the unique talents of Lyons Architecture opened its doors during the early stages of 2015. Monash University's Clayton campus is home to Green Chemical Futures, a multi-level complex dedicated toward academic and industrial research within the chemicals sector. A culmination of a Federal Government initiative that began during 2000, Green Chemical Futures is the latest Lyons-designed building to challenge conventional design. With...

Monash University Caulfield Campus: From bust to boom?

Recently editor Mark Baljak took a look at the construction program currently underway at Monash University's Clayton campus. As a follow-up piece, I'll explore the happenings at Monash's Caulfield campus which was/is subject to some grand plans. In years gone by Monash Caulfield was subject to a $300m 'Monash Village' scheme, to be delivered jointly between the tertiary institution and developer/builder Equiset. The failed project would have...

Monash University Clayton's design and construction boom

Monash University have been for some years now steadily overseen the delivery of a string of marquee buildings at their Clayton campus. In and amongst numerous smaller projects designed to foster a 'Campus City' environment, seven mainline buildings have been or are in the process of being delivered in order to boost the quality of facilities, resulting in a high level of design integrity. The Clayton campus will evolve as an engaged and dynamic...

An architectural gem on the horizon

A long and winding road persists regarding McBride Charles Ryan 's intriguing design for Monash University's new state-of-the-art teaching and learning centre located within the Caulfield campus' Western Precinct. Although The Law Business and Economics Complex (LBEC Building) is still on track, construction remains at least one year away. Post the 2012 announcement of McBride Charles Ryan successfully snaring the commission, the intended...

Thought into Form and why it should MADA

'Thought into Form' , Monash Art Design & Architecture 's (MADA) inaugural publication was this week launched by Dean, Shane Murray. The publication showcases the work of the faculty's staff and students, giving an insight into the processes and methodology of art, design and architectural learning at an undergraduate level and providing ' the starting point for discourse about how the multidisciplinary will help shape and inform our future...

Ahh dammit! DCM's unrealised Monash Caulfield design

Only rarely would a project come across the desks of that has the ability to stupefy all that see it. Denton Corker Marshall ( DCM Architecture ) recently upgraded their website and nestled in amongst a gaggle of great projects was their unsuccessful bid for Monash University's forthcoming Law, Business and Economics Complex at their Caulfield campus. Very rarely does a design of this ilk come along which oozes a certain...

Development & Planning

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 12:00
As indicated in Urban Melbourne's article on commercial development , site works have commenced on the Two Melbourne Quarter site, which forms part of the greater Melbourne Quarter development being delivered by Lendlease within the Docklands precinct. This has coincided with Lendlease securing EnergyAustralia as the anchor tenant for Two Melbourne Quarter and signing a development agreement to commence construction in earnest.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 13:00
The Victorian Government has announced it will ban the use of aluminium cladding panels that have a polyethylene core of more than 30% and expanded polystyrene will also be banned on buildings with 3 or more levels. The changes were announced by the Planning Minister, Richard Wynne, on Saturday morning along with new guidelines for building surveyors.

Visual Melbourne

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 12:00
The various spaces and elements which combine to form RMIT's New Academic Street (NAS) have progressively begun to open to students and visitors alike. I was recently fortunate enough to be part of an informal group tour through the completed spaces within NAS, led by Harrison and White which had a hand in the project.

Transport & Design

Sustainability & Environment