Addressing Elizabeth Street: Melbourne Central (part two)

24th Aug 2017
It's been a long time coming (15 months in fact!) but finally here's part two of my earlier piece on addressing Melbourne Central's corner to Elizabeth Street. The introduction of more stringent... Read more

Southbank's densest block to become even denser?

17th Aug 2017
CBRE in recent weeks has begun marketing a development site at 118 City Road in Southbank which has been branded as 'Flagship'. The 6,191sqm site is currently home to a BMW dealership and showroom,... Read more

A new Jewel in the Crowne along Northbank?

22nd Sep 2016
With a sizeable amount of development activity expected to occur in the immediate area over the next few years, it's an appropriate time to have a look at one of Melbourne's eyesores. Collins Square... Read more

Addressing Elizabeth Street: Melbourne Central (part one)

17th Mar 2016
11 years after the ARM designed refurbishment works for centre owners GPT / Lend Lease were completed, the landscape of the northern quadrant of the Melbourne CBD has changed significantly. Cranes... Read more

RMIT students propose pop-up activation for Docklands

5th Nov 2015
Always a point of conjecture amongst many a Melburnian, Docklands has become the area of interest for a group of students from RMIT University’s Master of Arts (Art in Public Space) program who have... Read more
QVM precinct lead

Development scenarios: Munro site and Queen Victoria Market

23rd Oct 2015
With the recent announcement of a final shortlist for the Munro site development within the Queen Victoria Market (QVM) precinct, it is an opportune time to revisit the development potential of both... Read more

Has Melbourne's High Line gone off the rails?

2nd Apr 2015
Slightly over three years ago City of Melbourne revealed its ambitions for a 'High Line' based loosely on New York 's highly successful and popular adaptive re-use of its High Line: an elevated... Read more

Have your say: which site should Urban Melbourne devise a concept for next?

19th Mar 2015
Urban Melbourne celebrated its second birthday this month. This is an opportune time to reflect on the past two years and look to the future. With that in mind, let's take a trip down memory lane... Read more

Federation Square East: an Urban Ecologies perspective

25th Nov 2014
Peruse the Federation Square East website and the shutters have been put up in accordance with the caretaker conventions of the forthcoming State election. Expressions of interest for the 3.3 hectare... Read more
The paper tiger finds its claws.

Taking a Punt at Tigerland

3rd Oct 2014
I once again delve into the Laurence Dragomir RMIT School of Architecture and Design archive today, this time focusing on a Punt Road oval rebirth from way back in 2008. Part of a design studio... Read more