Three architecture and design professionals are joining RMIT University to inspire the next generation of practitioners and researchers.
The School of Architecture and Design has appointed Carey Lyon, Anton James and Michael Trudgeon as new professors.
Dean of the School, Professor Richard Blythe, said the trio would play an important role in establishing the School's new Centre for Design Practice Research (D-Lab).
"The centre will house a cluster of experimental design laboratories working across a range of disciplines with a focus on pressing societal questions," he said.
"D-Lab will use design as a research method to forecast new futures for existing conditions."
Professor Carey Lyon, a founding Director of Lyons, will provide leadership at RMIT in the area of new learning environments.
One of Australia’s leading architectural practices, Lyons has won numerous state, national and international awards for its outstanding projects.
The award-winning projects include RMIT’s own Swanston Academic Building as well as the BHP Billiton Global Headquarters, the School of Medicine and Research in Western Sydney, the Melbourne Brain Centre and the Lyon House museum.
Professor Anton James, who is a founding director of James Mather Delaney Design, is an accomplished and highly regarded landscape architect and artist, with more than 20 years’ experience in the profession.
At RMIT, he will lead the development of new landscape approaches to public space and public parks.
Professor Michael Trudgeon, a director of Crowd Productions, will provide leadership at RMIT in the exploration of designing flexible living spaces without the need for fixed locations.
Crowd Productions was founded as a trans-disciplinary design practice to research and explore the potential of new technologies and design approaches.
The practice has 30 years’ experience designing innovative retail and entertainment spaces for banks, retailers, health centres, cinemas and museums.
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