Campus: Building Modern Australian Universities. Practitioner Symposium 2018

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Andrew Murray

The commitment to the environmental quality of campuses is central to the modern tertiary experience and represents a multi-million dollar investment in higher education infrastructure. As part of our Australian Research Council Discovery project, ‘Campus: Building Modern Australian Universities’ (DP160100364), this practitioner-focused symposium and discussion will bring together of a range of highly experienced speakers (designers, planners, senior executives) from around Australia to discuss current issues facing campus management and design, the results of which will feed directly into our published research outcomes and forthcoming book.

The Symposium will provide an engaging platform for discussion over lessons learnt from the past, key challenges and directions, and emerging foci for the campus of the future: changing student market and expectations; urban design initiatives in the context of city and regional campuses; master planning, landscape design; new technologies and their influence on the design of campuses as social and learning communities; and, conservation, management and adaptive reuse as campuses evolve in response to competing demands.

This is a free event, with catering and drinks provided throughout the day.


Title:Campus: Building Modern Australian Universities

Date: Friday 23rd November 2018. 11.45am-7.00pm

Location: Japanese Room. Level 4, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne.


Dr Julie Wells (Vice-Principal, Policy and Projects, University of Melbourne)

Nigel Oliver (Director Program Management Office, UTS)

Peter Elliott (Peter Elliott architecture and urban design)

Nigel Bertram (NMBW architects)

Lisa Howard (TCL landscape)

Kate Gray (Lovell Chen)

Robert McGauran (MGS architects)

Chris Watkins (HASSELL Studio)

Elisabetta Guj (Elisabetta Guj)

This symposium is supported by the Melbourne School of Design and the Australian Research Council and is a collaborative project between the Andrew Saniga, Hannah Lewi and Philip Goad (University of Melbourne), Susan Holden (University of Queensland), Robert Freestone (University of New South Wales), Christine Garnaut (University of South Australia), and Cameron Logan (University of Sydney). The event is hosted by Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH).