University of Melbourne Magazine

ABP: Coming Events

  • Exhibitions at Wunderlich@757

    As a Faculty, we curate a diverse program of MSD studio and ABP exhibitions in our gallery space at 757 Swanston Street (ground floor). Pop into Wunderlich@757 to view some fascinating projects, models, videos and pin-ups that reveal the design ideas of our current architecture and built environment students.

    Visit the ABP website for an up to date list of all exhibitions and events.

    Aqua Tower

    Studio Gang Architects’ Aqua Tower in Chicago.

    MSD Dean’s Lecture Series 2014

    Tuesday October 7, 2014 @ 7pm
    Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, University of Melbourne

    Founded by MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang in 1997, Studio Gang Architects is a Chicago-based collective of architects, designers, and thinkers whose work engages with contemporary issues and their impact on human experience. Honoured with the 2013 National Design Award for Architecture from the Cooper- Hewitt, National Design Museum, the Studio acts as a laboratory, testing ideas on various scales, from cities and environments to material and physical properties.

    Its projects in Chicago include Aqua Tower, whose facade encourages building community in the vertical dimension; Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo, where 14 acres of biodiverse habitat are designed to double as storm water infrastructure and engaging public space; and WMS Boathouse at Clark Park, which creates a new access point along the Chicago River. In addition to creating transformative architecture, Studio Gang is dedicated to employing the tools, methods and visionary capability of design to promote positive change through public engagement and advocacy. Learn about Jeanne’s unique practice and design projects in this free public lecture. Registrations essential.