Professor Dr Martyn Hook is Dean, School of Architecture and Design.
Professor Martyn Hook is Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor Partnerships of the College of Design and Social Context (DSC) at RMIT University. He leads College activity in government and industry partnerships as they relate to Learning and Teaching including Partnered Projects, WIL, Internships and their interface with Research. DSC is one of three academic colleges at RMIT consisting of seven schools and 25,000 students across a broad range of disciplines and with presence in Vietnam, Barcelona, Singapore and China. Martyn has also led university-wide projects in relation to campus development (particularly new types of learning space), digital strategy and student experience.
In tandem with his college role, Martyn is Dean of the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, consisting of 6000 students and over 200 continuing staff across multiple creative disciplines including Communication Design, Digital Media, Games, Media, Advertising and Journalism. Prior to this appointment, he was Acting Dean of the School of Architecture and Design and Acting Head of the School of Art. Martyn has particular expertise in the implementation of strategic vision in creative practice and driving organisational change through the lens of an integrated scholarship model that links teaching and research.
Martyn is Professor of Architecture in the School of Architecture and Design and over the past 20 years has been a significant contributor to the ongoing success of the RMIT Architecture Program. He was the Founding Director of the RMIT School of Architecture and Design Postgraduate Program in Europe, Practice Research Symposium PRS_EU, which gathers a collection of European based practitioners to engage in research through design practice. This program was the recipient of a major $4M EU Grant under the Marie Curie Actions. He is also contributed significantly to the development of the PRS_Asia which commenced at RMIT Vietnam in 2012.
Within his industry focus, Martyn also maintains his role as Director of multi-award winning iredale pedersen hook architects, a studio practice based in Melbourne and Perth, dedicated to appropriate design of effective sustainable buildings with a responsible environmental and social agenda.
As an architect and critic, Martyn has lectured internationally on his own practice and more broadly on Australian architecture in London, Auckland, Bern, Vienna, Ghent, Aarhus, Rome, Kuala Lumpur, Barcelona, the Bauhaus (Dessau) and recently in Chennai and Bangalore. He has been Guest Professor at TU Wien, University of Innsbruck and Hochschule Wismar, and Visiting Critic at the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow, Sheffield University, the University of Brighton and Westminster University London, KU Leuven's Sint Lucas School of Architecture Ghent, London Metropolitan University, Auckland University of Technology.
- Hook, M. (2016). Applecross House In: Grand Prix and Horbury Hunt Residential Award Sydney, Australia
- Hook, M. (2016). Mosman Bay Residence In: Commendation for Residential Architecture - Houses (New) Award at 2016 WA Architecture Awards Perth, Australia
- Hook, M. (2015). The affirmative qualities of a temporal architecture In: Architectural Design, 85, 118 - 123
- Hook, M. (2015). Walumba Elders Centre In: Health Project of the Year Singapore
- Hook, M. (2015). Kununurra Courthouse In: 2015 Julius Elischer Award Perth, Australia
- Hook, M.,Iredale, A.,Pedersen, F. (2014). Jewel Cave Visitor Centre In: NEVER WAS - NOW IS Augmented Australia 1914-2014 Venice, Italy
- Hook, M.,Iredale, A.,Pedersen, F. (2014). Black Line House, Nannup In: Nannup Holiday House Milan, Italy
- Hook, M.,Iredale, A.,Pederson, F. (2014). Roebourne Children and Family Centre In: Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture (commendation) Perth, Australia
- Hook, M.,Iredale, A.,Pederson, F.,Di Costa, C. (2014). CASA31_4 Room House In: Sustainable Architecture Award Perth, Australia
- Hook, M.,Iredale, A.,Pedersen, F. (2013). Urban box In: Architectural Urbanism: Melbourne/Seoul Seoul, South Korea
- Architecture, Design and Art Practice Training - research: ADAPT-r. Funded by: European Commission Seventh Framework Programme Grant pre-2014 from (2013 to 2016)
18 PhD Completions7 PhD Current Supervisions