Design City: Built Melbourne!

This annual talk presents a diverse cross-section of design disciplines and building typologies that make up the built fabric of Melbourne. The projects discussed range from commercial buildings, educational buildings, and heritage buildings, to the humble home, and a not-so-humble landscape.

This is a rare opportunity to hear from experts on the design process behind the built outcome.

Introductions from:

Tim Leslie – President, Open House Melbourne & Studio Director, Bates Smart
David Islip – Chair, Architects Registration Board of Victoria


(6.30pm) Samantha Westbrooke – Conservation Architect, National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
Presenting: Design and legacy of Napier Waller House

(6.45pm) Peter Malatt – Director, Six Degrees
Presenting: Refurbishment of The Capitol

(7.00pm) Sheree Proposch – Principal, Hassell
Preseneting: Design of Western Edges Biosciences Building at Melbourne University

(7.15pm) Sam Lock – Director, Cox
Presenting: Design of Melbourne Jet Base

(7.30pm) Emma Templeton – Director, Templeton Architecture
Presenting: Chloe

(7.45pm) Con Christopoulos – Restaurateur; Spring Street & Bourke Street fame. Think the European, City Wine Shop, The Melbourne Supper Club, Spring Street Grocer, Siglo, Butcher’s Diner plus more!
Presenting: various  (Also see this special event If Walls Could Talk, The European Open House taking place on the Weekend)

The Open House Melbourne Speaker Series, Design City: Built Melbourne! is presented by the Architects Registration Board of Victoria (ARBV), supported by City of Melbourne and RMIT University.

Photo: The Capitol, Ben Swinnerton

Important Details


The Capitol, 113 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Time & Date

Thursday 18 July 2019


FREE, bookings essential

Fully accessible, All ages


Booking Info

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