It’s all centred around learning through design studios
RMIT Architecture’s highly celebrated design studios are situated within an urban campus, which means you will be immersed a laboratory of design exploration and at the centre of innovation.
Studios are located across the city campus and within the multi award-winning RMIT Design Hub designed by RMIT architecture alumni Sean Godsell. Design studios are one of the major reasons that makes RMIT Architecture and its graduates so highly regarded by industry.
What is a Design Studio?
Design studios provide a unique way of exploring ideas by challenging future designers. Studios are run by academics and practicing design leaders from local and international architectural and design firms.
The design studio model emulates the best practice of local and global design firms. The studios allow you to explore design, connect with your peers, industry and integrate with other disciplines.
Studios make up the majority of this program and are taught in small groups. You select which design studio you wish to follow from approximately 20 options, completing one per semester during the course of your studies.
Each design studio focuses on a particular theme and project per semester. In your final year you will complete a design thesis project of your choice, which is referred to as your ‘major project’. This project will develop on the research outcomes reached at the conclusion of your architecture studies.
You can undertake studios and seminars in other programs such as landscape architecture, interior design and industrial design, as well as in the urban design and digital design research areas. This will foster pathways into our postgraduate Master of Urban Design.
Recent Studio Partners:
- RMIT Associate Lecturer Amy Muir – MUIR Architecture
- RMIT Professor of Architecture Carey Lyon – Lyons Architecture
- RMIT Associate Professor Paul Minifie and Dr Jan van Schaik (lecturer) – MvS Architects
- RMIT Adjunct Professors Howard Raggatt and Ian McDougall – ARM Architecture
- Sandra Manninger & Matias del Campo – SPAN Architects Vienna, Detroit, Shanghai
- Tom Verebes – OCEAN CN Studio, Beijing.