Professor Shane Murray

Professor Shane Murray

Professor Shane Murray

Dean, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Department of Architecture; Faculty

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Shane Murray is Dean of the Faculty of Art Design & Architecture at Monash University. BArch, MArch, PhD, LFRAIA, Reg. Architect

He is an award-winning architect and academic in the field of architectural design. Shane joined Monash in 2008 as Foundation Professor of Architecture to establish the university’s architecture program. He was previously Professor of Architectural Design and Director of the Architecture Program at RMIT University. He is a recipient of research funding from both industry and government including the Australian Research Council and continues to conduct research into contemporary housing and urban design issues. Shane's buildings and theoretical projects have been extensively published and he has participated in numerous architectural exhibitions and forums and has been invited to lecture about his work nationally and internationally. He was Co-Artistic Director of the Australian Pavilion exhibition, Micro Macro City, for the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale. Shane is the 2012 recipient of the Australian Institute of Architects Neville Quarry Medal for services to architectural education and was made a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects in 2019.

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Designing Affordable, Sustainable Housing (DASH)

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Habitat 21: Adaptable House

Flexible design as home owners’ needs change.

Infill Opportunities

Improving small-scale residential infill development in Melbourne's middle suburbs.

Intensifying Places: Transit-Oriented Urban Design for Resilient Cities

Investigating how design research approaches can contribute to guiding the intensification of Australian cities.

Processes for Developing Affordable and Sustainable Medium-density Housing Models for Greyfield Precincts

Sustainable regeneration for Melbourne’s middle suburbs.

Revitalising Central Dandenong

Exploring the kinds of mixed-buildings that might work in Central Dandenong.

Towards a New Development Model for Housing Regeneration in Greyfield Regeneration Precincts

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Urban Intensification & Green Infrastructure: Towards a Water Sensitive City

Striving for the highest sustainability standards makes sense environmentally and economically.

Adaptable Housing for People with Disability

Demonstrating how dwellings can be creatively designed and modified to adapt to people’s changing needs and circumstances.