Studio Futures examines contemporary practices in design education, with a particular focus on the studio model, to understand how educators are responding to the demands of architectural practice now and into the future.
Professor Donald Bates is a registered architect in Australia and the UK, and is the Director of LAB Architecture Studio. LAB Architecture Studio are the architects of Melbourne's award-winning Federation Square. LAB have completed projects in the UK, China, Singapore, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, as well as Australia. The works of LAB have been exhibited in museums and exhibitions across Australia, Europe and the USA, and have been published in more than fifty international publications. Vivian Mitsogianni was the founding research leader of the Future Fabric of Cities flagship research program in the RMIT Design Research Institute (2009-2013) and has expertise in facilitating processes for design innovation by combining experimental design practice research and real world industry-linked projects. Prior to starting this role, Vivian was responsible for curating the Master of Architecture Design Studios (2001-2009), where she commissioned a number of studios by leading venturous local and international design practices. She has extensive experience in Architectural practice, is a registered Architect and is on the Education Committee of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA), having also held a position on the AIA Chapter Council (2000-2002). Dr Diego Ramirez-Lovering is Head of the Department of Architecture at Monash University. He has taught and practiced architecture in Australia, Italy and Mexico. His teaching and research examine the contributory role that architecture can play in addressing the significant challenges facing contemporary urban environments climate change, resource limitations, rapid population growth and changing household demographics. His recently awarded practice based PhD focuses on these contemporary urban issues through the platform of affordable and sustainable housing.
Date of Publication
Place of Publication
Country of Publication
Diego Ramirez-Lovering, Donald Bates, Vivian Mitsogianni