Robin Boyd Studio

Dates: Sunday 27 November - Friday 2 December 2016 *new*

Studio: 'Walsh Street', house designed by Robin Boyd in South Yarra
Accommodation: McCaughey Court, Ormond College, University of Melbourne

In 2016, the Melbourne School of Design will again be hosting the Robin Boyd Studio in collaboration with the Robin Boyd Foundation. This master class is a residential studio subject held over five days and involves an intensive design studio culminating in design presentations by participants with critique by the studio tutors, invited guests and project stakeholders.

Each studio is led by two architects – a Master Architect - a highly regarded and awarded practising architect - and a Studio Leader. All design studios are conducted at Walsh Street, the house Robin Boyd designed for his family in 1958. Accommodation is provided at McCaughey Court, Ormond College a building designed by Robin Boyd and Frederick Romberg in 1965.

Students will be required to supply their own computer loaded with drawing and 3D modelling software and be proficient with this software for presentation purposes. A minimum recommendation is Autocad and Sketch-up. Wi-Fi is available at both Walsh Street and Ormond College and an A3 colour printer is available at Walsh Street. Basic materials for sketching and drawing are also required.

2016 November Studio

Studio 11

Dates: Sunday 27 November - Friday 2 December 2016
Master Designer: John Wardle - Director, John Wardle Architects
Studio Leader: Richard Stampton - Director, Richard Stampton Architects

Project:  Quality City Housing

The subject ABPL90354 will be worth 12.5 points and students will be able to take it as a multidisciplinary elective or as architecture elective. All applicants are encouraged to have completed at least one graduate level design studio subject.


Standard fees apply for students currently admitted as a graduate MSD student. In addition, all students will be required to pay an additional accommodation and meals levy to the Robin Boyd Foundation of $770 (GST inclusive).

How to apply


Applications open: Friday 7 October 2016
Applications close: Monday 14 November 2016
Students notified by: Tuesday 15 November 2016

Interested participants are required to submit applications using the D03 online form, as detailed below. 18 places are available in each of the studios.

Applicants will be ranked and selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. Academic merit
  2. Statement of motivation including comments about how the applicant will contribute to the studio
  3. Portfolio of relevant design work

Priority will be given to current Postgraduate Architecture and Urban Design students in their final years of study.

D03 Application Form

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