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.
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 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.
RMIT and Microsoft develop course in world-first collaboration
RMIT has teamed up with Microsoft to deliver a ground-breaking new Games and Graphics Programming course for the next generation of mixed reality software developers and designers.
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.
RMIT students explore zero-energy and holistic design in regional Spain
Students from RMIT’s Master of Design Innovation and Technology recently spent two weeks in Spain working on a plan to activate the small historic town of Salobreña in the country's south.
RMIT researchers combine design and science for parkland regeneration
A team of RMIT academics is paving the way to a more sustainable future through parkland wastewater recovery.
Industry project helps Elise Spinello pursue a creative career
While studying the Diploma of Visual Merchandising at RMIT, Elise Spinello worked on an industry project that saw her develop a window design for Australian retailer Supré.
Visual Merchandising students get ready to take on the world
Six Diploma of Visual Merchandising students went head-to-head for the opportunity to represent RMIT at the WorldSkills design competition to be held in Sydney next year.
RMIT research examines the way culture and politics impact housing design regulations
RMIT PhD candidate Alexandra Gower has recently been in London and Barcelona to study the impact of culture and politics on regulations for high-density housing design.
RMIT designers selected as finalists in Premier's Design Awards
Proving that RMIT is truly a university of design, innovation and technology – staff, students and alumni have been selected as finalists in the 2017 Victorian Premier's Design Awards.
Architecture students win against all odds at Designing Resilience in Asia
RMIT Architecture was presented with the Overall Design Excellence Award, claiming the top prize out of nine schools from around the world.
Landscape Architecture students engage with remote regional community
RMIT students have worked with the Wilcannia community and the Barkandji people in the development of a new cultural centre in regional New South Wales.
Meet Yoko Akama: service design expert
Associate Professor Yoko Akama uses service design to build a deeper understanding of local communities and their needs.
RMIT entrepreneurs shaping the world through design
Student and alumni entrepreneurs are working with RMIT to showcase a range of jewellery, fashion and craft businesses.
RMIT architects aim to change the face of the Italian coast
Architecture and Landscape Architecture students teamed up with their Milan counterparts to change Imperia’s empty landscapes into a thriving city.
Open house at RMIT’s flagship buildings
RMIT University’s newest buildings will throw open their doors on Saturday 29 July, as part of Open House Melbourne.
RMIT architects excel at the Victorian Architecture Awards
The excellence and innovation of RMIT staff and graduates was recognised across key categories at this year’s Victorian Architecture Awards.
An allowance of exploration: scholarship opens doors at home and abroad
For as long as Dylan Findlay can remember, architecture has been his passion.
How design thinking triggers change: Five students share their stories
Learning how to apply design thinking to disaster reconstruction and development is giving students the chance to trigger change – in the wider world and in their own lives.
Spotlight on RMIT's practice-based research program in Europe
RMIT's practice-based PhD research program, which focuses on research in the medium of design practice itself, is in its tenth year of success in Europe.
7 reasons why a creative career is right for you
With the digital boom, the global push towards innovation, and a growing cultural economy, creativity is capital and design is at the forefront.
Valuing design – NGV partners with RMIT
A new partnership between the National Gallery of Victoria and RMIT will combine academic research and student work with curatorial excellence to strengthen Victoria’s design industry.
Exhibition puts Fashion Design Council’s legacy into focus
High Risk Dressing / Critical Fashion, now on at RMIT’s Design Hub, examines the continued influence of the legendary Fashion Design Council (FDC) on today’s fashion practice.
Naturally-sourced food container wins Green Innovators Competition
A range of eco-friendly compostable food containers has won RMIT graduate Ruby Chan the top innovation prize at the National Sustainable Living Festival.
New technologies in landscape architecture: Q & A with Niki Schwabe
Digital technology has been slowly revolutionising landscape architecture for years. RMIT graduate Niki Schwabe is unlocking new areas of his practice with software.
RMIT design students collaborate on tsunami recovery
RMIT landscape architecture students collaborated with local NGOs and community to create a memorial landscape park to the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Kesennuma, Japan.
Practice-based research in focus at European exhibition
A recent exhibition at the University of Westminster in London has showcased the research processes of architects, landscape architects, designers and artists completing practice-based PhDs.
RMIT honoured at Premier’s Design Awards
RMIT’s new Indigenous garden and the students behind a groundbreaking Hyperloop pod protototype have won major prizes at the Premier’s Design Awards.
How innovative design thinking opens up new opportunities: Q&A with DingDing Tian
Designer DingDing Tian explains how to push your design practice into new areas by broadening your horizons and embracing new ideas.
The role of built environment professionals before and after disaster: report
RMIT has tackled issues impacting the built environment profession at a symposium on disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, conflict risk management, recovery and reconstruction.
RMIT graduates breaking the glass ceiling
An all-female crew have come together to produce a television commercial promoting a business that sends a share of profits to charities supporting women in third world countries.
Student designs on the right track for future rail crossing removals
A collaborative research project between RMIT University and the University of Melbourne explores new ways to improve the integration of public transport and urban design in Melbourne.
Research explores new ways to live with motorway noise
Experimental research is investigating innovative approaches to managing noise along motorway sound walls, in a partnership between RMIT and UTS.
New study provides carbon footprint league table for food
Researchers have compiled the first comprehensive carbon footprint league table for fresh food so chefs, caterers and everyday foodies can cook meals without cooking the planet.
Building a global career with landscape architecture: Q&A with Stuart Beekmeyer
Stuart Beekmeyer is a designer who splits his time between Melbourne and Manhattan, using landscape architecture principles to activate urban spaces and bring modernity to remote locations.
A car wash... in an art gallery? Brilliant!
The hottest destination this summer is the RMIT and M@ Studio Architects-designed neon pink car wash that has transformed the National Gallery of Victoria’s garden into a magical interactive space.
RMIT launches brand-new destination for start-ups
RMIT Activator is an initiative that helps current students, staff and researchers grow successful start-up ventures.
How design innovation drives global advances: Q&A with Ruby Chan
Australian designer and innovator Ruby Chan reveals how critical thinking, a designer’s mind and some fresh perspective can lead to innovative ideas with broad applications.
RMIT-led architecture practice wins 2016 NGV Architecture Commission
M@ STUDIO Architects, an architectural practice led by RMIT staff, will reinvent one of Melbourne’s great civic spaces with a dramatic and thought-provoking structure.
RMIT researchers to work on rail and cities project
RMIT has hosted the launch of a plan for eight new “smart” cities between Melbourne and Sydney, to be linked by high-speed rail.
RMIT and Creative Victoria combine to showcase design talent
RMIT and Creative Victoria are working together to showcase some of the state’s best design talent through a new video series.
Design and media students making a difference with Lentara
RMIT’s School of Media and Communication has formed a partnership with Lentara UnitingCare, which will see students solve real-life challenges faced by the not-for-profit.
Designs nominated for Australasian Graduate of the Year Award
RMIT students and graduates have had designs placed first and second in their respective categories and they will now compete nationally for the Australasian Graduate of the Year title.
RMIT’s Alessi Mutants hits WantedDesign in New York
An exhibition of designs developed for Alessi by RMIT students will offer a glimpse into the vibrant future of making and production at one of the world’s leading design events, WantedDesign.
Rebuilding sustainable communities after disasters: how can you help?
Every year millions of people worldwide are affected by disasters and more than ever, skilled design professionals are needed to help rebuild in the wake of tragedy.
Student designs on show at UNIQLO Emporium Melbourne
RMIT students have created unique headpieces for UNIQLO in a collaboration to help promote a new range of jeans at the global fashion brand's Emporium Melbourne store.
RMIT mace designers learn from nature
Inspired by the way birds and fish move in large numbers, RMIT designers have brought old tradition and modern technology together in a new university mace.
Japan’s north coast faces a long road to recovery
RMIT researcher Dr Marieluise Jonas is leading a collaborative project in Japan’s tsunami-devastated north to explore new approaches and ideas for recovery and rebuilding.
Japan’s north coast faces a long road to recovery
RMIT researcher Dr Marieluise Jonas is leading a collaborative project in Japan’s tsunami-devastated north to explore new approaches and ideas for recovery and rebuilding.
Modular food production concept wins 2016 Green Innovators award
RMIT student Simon Berman has won the $2000 first prize at the fifth Green Innovators Competition for the innovative thinking behind his "Trove" food production project.
Inspiration for a new generation of designers
It started as a passion project over a year ago, but an inspirational design magazine produced by two RMIT alumni is now well on its way to becoming a full blown business.
Mapping artworks that shape country
Interpretive Wonderings is an exhibition produced in collaboration with the Culpra Milli Aboriginal Corporation. It maps works shaped by the stories and history of the country of Culpra Station, NSW.
Journal article award for international excellence
Four RMIT academics have won an international award for their article on leadership practice for curriculum development in different disciplinary contexts.
Design students focus on changing urban landscapes in Barcelona
A former industrial centre, Olympic athlete housing and a space for clean-tech business: some of the diverse urban landscapes recently investigated by RMIT design students in Barcelona.
Meet Jordan Lacey: designer of new urban soundscapes
Urban sound designer Dr Jordan Lacey wants to work with city sounds to enhance our urban life. But how do you creatively reshape noise to build social connections and spark imaginations?
Students transform Alumni Courtyard
One of the most iconic spaces at RMIT’s City campus has just been given a facelift.
European symposium explores design practice research
A recent showcase of practice-based research has brought together over 120 of Europe’s leading practitioners in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, design and creative art practices.
Groundbreaking humanitarian design degree launches in Europe
A new RMIT postgraduate degree – the Master of Disaster, Design and Development (MoDDD) – has been officially launched in Europe.
Students recognised in national design awards
Eloise McCullough and Grace Falvo were finalists in Australia's peak awards program for graphic designers; the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) Student Awards.
Students create Krump Park
Students across a range of disciplines have designed and built a pop-up “Krump Park” as part of a competition run by the RMIT Student Landscape Architecture Body (SLAB).
Forward thinking creates future landscape architecture leader
RMIT student Nirvana Hrustanovic has won the 2015 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects’ (AILA) Future Leader Student Award.
Remembering a community’s loss and celebrating its enduring spirit
RMIT lecturer Toni Roberts and members of the local community have designed the Whittlesea Bushfire Memorial as a reflective space in memory of the tragedy of Black Saturday.
Innovative spectrum of 80s German subculture on show
RMIT Gallery presents a comprehensive survey of 80s German subculture in a new exhibition, <i>Geniale Dilletanten</i>.
Lay of the landscape
Catch a glimpse inside the minds of our best and brightest Landscape Architecture students at RMIT University’s Landscape Architecture end of year exhibition.
How to take the next step in your design career
Meld Studios Principal, Jeremy Yuille shares his top tips for working designers looking to extend their practice, progress their careers, and become the design leaders of the future.
RMIT creatives make an exhibition of their craft at free art festival
Rich in innovation with fresh, vibrant designs, RMIT’s end-of-year exhibitions are back to showcase the best of Melbourne’s emerging artists, designers and media practitioners.
Researcher joins UN team to improve housing in Bangladesh
An RMIT researcher is helping guide a key United Nations project to secure climate resilient housing for vulnerable coastal communities in Bangladesh.
Student building designers win big at BDAV Awards
RMIT students Christine Abela and Phalhong Mao have taken home top prizes at the annual Building Designers Association of Victoria’s awards competition.
Performing Mobilities unfolds at RMIT Gallery
Playful, thoughtful and often unexpected. The new and experimental arts projects that form the exhibition <em>Performing Mobilities</em> even include a work filmed by pigeons in flight.
Vocational education showcased at RMIT Career Discovery day
More than 500 secondary students, career advisers and teachers have attended RMIT’s inaugural discovery day for vocational career choices.
RMIT art trams hit the tracks of Melbourne
Commuters will be part of a mobile gallery as they travel in eight new Melbourne Festival art trams hitting the tracks today – four created by RMIT artists.
Humanitarian design degree to improve disaster recovery
RMIT is fostering the next generation of humanitarian designers through a new postgraduate degree to build critical skills in design-led disaster recovery.
Emerging RMIT designers win VIVID design awards
RMIT students Gabriella Audrey Aliwarga and Richard Greenacre have won top prizes in Australia’s longest running design competition, Vibrant Visions in Design (VIVID).
Designing the future
Having won the coveted job of designing Google’s offices, Angela Ferguson, CEO of <i>futurespace</i>, shares what it’s like working with the best and why design matters in the workplace.
Talking Design podcast recognised in architecture awards
RMIT’s flagship podcast series Talking Design has been commended in a top Australian Institute of Architects award for its outstanding coverage of architecture and design.
RMIT shining the light on public art
Melbourne CBD visitors, commuters, students and residents will enjoy a week of spectacular digital projections on one of the city’s major thoroughfares, created by RMIT next week.
Interior Design students flourish internationally in design workshop
RMIT Interior Design students have enhanced their intercultural design awareness at the Hangzhou International Design Week (IDW) earlier this year.
Having a conversation with the future – designing for impact
RMIT’s <i>Design for Impact</i> festival and accompanying international exhibition showcases flexible, intelligent systems that challenge design, the materials we use and the way we do things.
Industrial Design grad wins sustainability prize
Industrial Design alumnus Dean Lopriore has been awarded the Hills Design Sustainability Award for his innovative children’s wheelchair design.
International award for 3D printing technology breakthrough
An RMIT research partnership that has developed fast 3D metal printing technology has won an international award.
Students reimagine a town into a botanical garden focusing on trees
Landscape Architecture students have exercised their critical thinking through a design studio where they were asked to reconsider what an arboretum could be.
Research examines architecture of a rapidly changing Vietnam
Shifts in Vietnam’s social and cultural fabric alongside the rapid growth of its urban centres such as Ho Chi Minh City have been explored by two RMIT researchers.
Student bike designs recognised globally
RMIT industrial design students have positioned themselves as leaders in their field after blitzing the International Bicycle Design Competition in Taipei.
RMIT’s Hillary brothers stand tall to help victims of Nepal earthquake
Brothers George and Alex Hillary – grandsons of Mt Everest hero Sir Edmund Hillary – have appealed for help for the victims of Nepal’s earthquake tragedy.
Pushing the boundaries of 3D printing and construction
RMIT researchers have been stretching the boundaries of the role of 3D printing in building and construction.
Design graduate excels at Louis Vuitton
From his desk at Louis Vuitton’s headquarters in Paris, Jonathan Barzel draws on his skills in architecture and design to make his own distinctive contribution to the famed fashion house.
The unexpected architect: Peter Maddison
Dr Peter Maddison initially failed high school but found success after an unexpected chance to study architecture at RMIT.
Camel sustainability project wins RMIT Green Innovators award
Wild camels could provide a sustainable resource for drought-affected farmers, according to the winner of this year’s RMIT Green Innovators competition.
RMIT car design hits spotlight in NGV exhibition
RMIT industrial designers and engineers feature in a major new National Gallery of Victoria exhibition on the history and future of the Australian car.
Furniture design alumnus goes international
Design was always a point of interest for Jarrod Lim but discovering his passion for furniture opened a new door for the Singapore-based Australian designer.
Interior design grad awarded by industry
RMIT graduate Laura Green has seen her vision for a contemporary bedroom on display in the showroom of Australian company BQ Design, after winning the annual Soft Furnishing Project competition.
Design grad finds his way to success
Less than a year after finishing his studies at RMIT, graphic design graduate Ali Yousif found his career dreams coming true when he landed a senior role at a global communications design studio.
RMIT academic to lead global architecture gathering in Malaysia
Architect and RMIT Professor Tom Kovac will lead the inaugural Malaysia Biennial after being appointed Artistic Director and Curator of the landmark multi-disciplinary event.
Interior Design students take on Melbourne Central
RMIT Interior Design students had the unique opportunity to showcase their work at a flash exhibition at Melbourne Central shopping centre.
Focus on the fabric of Ho Chi Minh City
The vibrancy and liveliness of Ben Thanh Market and its surrounding streets are at the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.