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Compound Cities is a public symposium to introduce and present the work and research of the three new Professors of Architecture (Urbanism) - Industry Fellows RMIT Architecture and Urban Design.
The new three year, part time, Professor of Architecture (Urbanism) – Industry Fellow positions are part of the School of Architecture and Design initiative to establish a global Master of Urban Design program (MUD) focused on the urban condition and with design as the core emphasis.
The MUD works with key stakeholders in three different urban contexts - Melbourne, Ho Chi Minh City and Barcelona. The Professors will provide design leadership in the area of Urban Design as well as contributing to the School’s d_Lab: Centre for Design Practice Research in the d_Lab Cities cluster and global practitioner PhD program. Recruitment will commence this year for a Professor of Architecture (Urbanism) to be based in Asia.
Associate Professor, Vivian Mitsogianni, Deputy Dean and Head, Architecture and Urban Design.
Professor Richard Blythe, Dean, School of Architecture and Design.
Dr. Gretchen Wilkins, Program Director, Master of Urban Design.
Professor of Architecture (Urbanism) – Industry Fellows
Professor Eva Prats is a founding director of Flores & Prats Arquitectes in Barcelona, an internationally awarded architectural practice established in 1999. Prior to this she worked in the office of Enric Miralles for nine years and won first prize in the Europan III Competition. She has over a decade of experience in teaching, at the Escola Tecnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona and running invited workshops for several international universities.
Professor Mark Jacques co-founded the Melbourne Studio of OCULUS Landscape Architecture and Urban Design in 2002. Professor Jacques has 15 years’ experience across a diverse range of award winning projects in Australia, Europe, Asia and the United States. He graduated from the College of Fine Arts in 1994 and has lead studios and lectured at RMIT University, the University of NSW and the University of Melbourne.
Professor Tom Holbrook is a founding director of 5th Studio Architecture and Urbanism, established in London in 1997. His work has received numerous awards including Building Design’s Masterplanning Architect of the Year Award in 2012, the New London Award for Public Space (2012), and many RIBA Awards over the last decade. He is a visiting practitioner on Cities Programme at Central St. Martins, and is part of the founding group for the new London School of Architecture.