Government House Garden

Bachelor of Architectural Design
Semester 1, 2017

Studio leader(s)

  • Wil Goodsir
    Goodsir Architecture

Nineteen Monash Art Design & Architecture (MADA) students, along with lecturers Alysia Bennett and Wil Goodsir (Goodsir Architecture) have collaborated to create concepts for a suite of architectural elements to be considered for installation at Government House’s ‘Peace and Prosperity’ kitchen garden.

Revealed to The Governor, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC on 14 June 2017, the project has enabled MADA students to experience design outside the classroom by interacting with the kitchen garden participants and responding to a real brief from a real client. If their designs are ultimately selected, they’ll gain the unique experience to participate in the realisation of their creations on-site.

The design brief from the Governor encouraged students to submit a variety of ideas, in order that some or all of them may be drawn from to determine the final design. MADA students responded with two independently conceived suites, “Jenina Al Mahaba Wal Salam" (an Arabic translation meaning “The Garden of Love and Peace”) and “The Arbor”.

To learn more about the project, click here.