New Monash course redefines architecture learning

Architecture arrives

February 2008

New course bridges the disciplines

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture Monash launches its first architecture course after an extensive feasibility study and conversation with industry, including consultation with the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and a distinguished Advisory Group.

The Bachelor of Architectural Design welcomed its first intake in 2008 in a new suite of architectural studios, laboratories, interactive spaces and offices.

Interaction with the Faculty's disciplines and studios -- industrial design, metals and jewellery, painting, interior architecture, sculpture, visual communications, glass, multimedia & digital arts, ceramics, print media, tapestry, photomedia and automotive design – is a major feature of  the program.

There is also capacity to connect with the university's capabilities in engineering, science, business & economics and the humanities.

The course seeks to build on the city of Melbourne's strong position, both in Australia and globally, as a 'hot spot' for architecture and will highlight the contribution of research and practice.