A powerful voice for design and education
One of RMIT’s senior architecture leaders has been recognised for her contribution to academia with the 2019 Neville Quarry Architectural Education Prize.
Engaging with Indigenous communities a life-changing experience
Road trips to Barkandji Country in western NSW have shaped the world view and creative practice for students and recent alumni from the School of Architecture and Urban Design.
DISRUPT: Mapping the future of Melbourne through stories
A collective storytelling project held as part of Melbourne Knowledge Week (20-26 May) is inviting participants to take over a 20-metre wall to disrupt the streets with their dreams of the city.
Building urban climate resilience in the Solomon Islands
The informal settlements of Honiara are home to almost half the city’s population. The complex challenges of these vulnerable urban communities call for tailored, multi-faceted solutions.
Students drawn to new NGV program
A new program at the National Gallery (NGV) of Victoria is connecting local and international students through the language of art and design.
Lettuce fight the war on waste
An industrial design graduate who repurposed scrap lettuce leaves to make biodegradable plates was a winner at the 2019 Victorian Design Challenge.
Unique public artwork unveiled at RMIT
Revealed at RMIT’s city campus, Wurrunggi Biik - Law of the Land is a 2.4 metre artwork signifying a long-lasting spiritual connection to Country.
Women leading the way in architecture
Some of Australia’s leading architectural voices are female RMIT staff and alumni who are contributing to transformational leadership and activism at state and national level.
Design for the future: Melbourne Design Week
RMIT, proud Design Partner to the NGV, is gearing up for one of the most exciting creative events of the year: Melbourne Design Week.
Wearable tech lends an ear to lonely elderly
New technology that tracks conversation and can be worn as a brooch is set to improve quality of life for elderly Australians at risk of loneliness.
Art meets technology: Adding beauty to city construction site
Master of Architecture student Houzhi Du is behind a new artwork, entitled Rain, which has been installed at the Melbourne Grand apartment development site in the CBD.
Leading the profession
A remarkable group of alumni is providing thought leadership and driving activism and collaboration within the architectural profession.
Algorithms, AI and robots: architecture's new frontier
Poised at the intersection of design and technology, architect Alisa Andrasek is using algorithmic design and robotic construction to create sweeping forms and spaces fit for the future.
RMIT student artwork brings State Library Victoria facade to life
Textile Design student Caro Pattle has transformed the Library’s entrance as part of the RMIT University and State Library joint initiative.
Architecture project involving RMIT students wins top honour
RMIT architecture students have worked alongside leading industry professionals to win the 2018 LAGI Biennial Competition amid a strong field of international entrants.
Masters of Disasters
Humanitarian experts from around the world have investigated how ‘activist architects’ working in disaster zones can design buildings for people in need.
Finding solutions for the recycling industry
Three industrial design student studios have worked with Victorian Government agencies and industry partners on a range of new enterprise propositions.
NAS a multi-award winner
RMIT’s New Academic Street (NAS) precinct has swept the field at the 2018 Victorian Architecture Awards, taking out the Victorian Architecture Medal along with five other prizes.
Greening the West
RMIT Landscape Architecture students are contributing design work to an exciting initiative in Melbourne’s west through a partnership with City West Water.
Making architecture more inclusive
Next generation of architects and designers taught the importance of Indigenous inclusion by prominent researcher.
RMIT on show at Melbourne Knowledge Week
RMIT’s strengths in technology and design will be on display during Melbourne Knowledge Week, running 7–13 May.
Innovation districts connect Melbourne to Barcelona
Recognised as global smart cities with mutual interests in knowledge sharing and technology districts, the connections between Melbourne and Barcelona are growing deeper.
Design veteran set to lead landscape architecture at RMIT
Associate Professor Katrina Simon has been announced as RMIT’s new Associate Dean of Landscape Architecture, in the School of Architecture and Urban Design.
Australian architecture and RMIT expertise on world stage
The world’s greatest celebration of architecture, the 2018 Architecture Biennale, has opened in Venice with strong representation from RMIT staff, students and alumni.
RMIT designers, engineers use virtual reality to reinvent the wheel
RMIT staff and students have developed the inaugural V8 Supercars Melbourne 400 trophy in honour of racing great, Larry Perkins.
Out of this world: Designing an urban area on Mars
In the next giant leap for mankind, RMIT students are designing, creating and exploring a sophisticated civilisation on Mars.
Explore RMIT design at Melbourne Design Week
As Design Partner to the NGV, RMIT is proud to present and support a range of industry-focused events - including talks, exhibitions and tours - at Melbourne Design Week.
Digital artwork captures community life
An interactive sculpture is connecting residents with the rhythms of community life and creating a vibrant cultural centre in a developing suburb in Melbourne’s south-east.
Design evolution: building a radically new kind of hearing aid
Developing the world’s first modular hearing aid took 130 prototypes but for the researcher behind the revolutionary design, each miniscule change was critical.
Research gets redefined in one of Barcelona's hottest barrios
Innovation, knowledge sharing and driven transformation is fuelling the microclimate in Barcelona's 22@ zone, the fast-growing hotspot in the barrio (neighbourhood) of Poblenou.