The Design Team

Principal architects, Lyons Architecture, a team of specialists and leading designers are collaborating to design the Precinct:

Lyons Architecture is an architectural and urban design practice based in Melbourne and the Principal Architects for the New Student Precinct. The firm designs projects which are responsive to and expressive of a contemporary experience of local and global culture - a world of ideas, new media, technologies and rapidly changing urbanism. Lyons work is committed to and interested in the history and culture of ideas and how ideas can be used to create meaningful contemporary architecture.

Lyons’ design reputation is evidenced through numerous awards for its work, including the Victorian Architecture Medal, numerous national and international sustainability awards, representation at the Australian National Pavilion at the Venice Architectural Biennale and other national awards for architectural design.

Meet the Lyons Team

Founded by University of Melbourne alumni, Julie Eizenberg and Hank Koning, Koning Eizenberg Architects are a team of observers and thinkers that mine the commonplace to engage people and context. The firm’s collaborative process draws on the pragmatic and strategic to unravel convention and find opportunity hiding in plain sight. The Team’s well-known body of work has been published extensively both in the US and abroad, and has earned over 130 awards for design, sustainability and historic preservation.

Meet the Koning Eizenberg Team

Breathe Architecture is a sustainability focused architectural practice that proudly contributes to the local community and architectural landscape in a sustainable, contextual and culturally responsive way. The firm’s design approach reflects the current ecological and economic climate regardless of budget or typology. Perhaps best known for instigating the Nightingale Housing movement, after trialling a new model for delivering housing through the award-winning project of sustainable apartments called The Commons, the Breathe Team are driven by the belief that architects can drive real positive change in our ever-changing cities through collaboration.

Meet the Breathe Team

NMBW Architecture Studio is an architectural practice with an emphasis on urban engagement and culturally-specific design. The Firm specialise in an analytical, collaborative and, research-based approach, linking site-specific actions to larger urban and landscape concerns, particular site conditions and various local traditions. NMBW’s projects have been published in leading national and international journals, and awarded across a range of categories, including urban design, sustainable architecture, interior architecture, public architecture and residential architecture. NMBW projects have also been recognised for their broader contributions to Melbourne’s public realm, and to rural and regional Victoria.

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Established by University of Melbourne alumni, Albert Mo and Eid Goh, Architects EAT is a Melbourne based architecture and interior design practice with projects spanning small-scale private homes and apartments to high-rise residential developments, retail, local government and hospitality sectors. Known for a sensitive approach, sensory elements and tactile quality, Architects EAT take pride in creating uniquely detailed projects that avoid reproducing similar designs, resulting in spaces intimately connected to their client, function and individual context. The Firm’s work is highly acclaimed, garnering numerous prizes and commendations including; "Best Residential Interior " in 2016, “The Belle Apartment of the Year Award” in 2007, “Best Hospitality Interior” in 2008, and “The Australian Institute of Architects Award for Residential Architecture” in 2010.

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Headed by the first Indigenous Architect to be registered in Victoria and University of Melbourne alumni, Jefa Greenaway, Greenaway Architects is a Melbourne-based, award-winning architecture and interior design firm with an accumulative experience of over 50 years in both residential and commercial sectors. The Firm’s work ranges from small scale private homes and extensions to multi-unit development, office fit-out, retail and cultural projects, committed to innovative design and quality outcomes that meet the needs and aspirations of all clients.

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ASPECT Studios is a design firm specialising in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Wayfinding and Urban Strategy. Adopting a human-centred and ecologically responsive approach to Landscape Architecture, the Firm’s core design philosophy is to design places of delight where people want to be and places that contribute to the resilience and diversity of the environment.  In creating cities for people ASPECT’s design process is focussed on bringing together and expressing the essential qualities of place, the landscape, its history, social rituals and cultural significance. To this end, the Team have received numerous awards recognising both the projects they design and, more importantly, for the way they think about design.

Meet the ASPECT Team

Through collaboration, research and teaching, Glas Urban is a design studio committed to innovations in landscape architecture, with recent projects including investigations into creating new biodiverse suburbs and developing external comfort through landscape microclimate design.  Having previously worked on the Carlton Connect Gardens and Rooftop Terrace, the Glas Urban Team are well-placed to develop site-specific ideas in response to the University of Melbourne context. The Firm has been recognised nationally and internationally for their diverse urban and community spaces, each celebrating the past fabric and heritage of the site while allowing communities to reconnect to each other and their environment.

Meet the Glas Team