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Shane Murray is Dean of the Faculty of Art Design & Architecture at Monash University. BArch, MArch, PhD, FAIA, Reg. Architect

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He is an award-winning architect and academic in the field of architectural design. Shane joined Monash in 2008 as Foundation Professor of Architecture to establish the university’s architecture program. He was previously Professor of Architectural Design and Director of the Architecture Program at RMIT University. He is a recipient of research funding from both industry and government including the Australian Research Council and continues to conduct research into contemporary housing and urban design issues. Shane's buildings and theoretical projects have been extensively published and he has participated in numerous architectural exhibitions and forums and has been invited to lecture about his work nationally and internationally. He was Co-Artistic Director of the Australian Pavilion exhibition, Micro Macro City, for the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale. Shane is the 2012 recipient of the Australian Institute of Architects Neville Quarry Medal for services to architectural education.

Professor Shane Murray, Dean
Proposition 2065

Winning competition entry for Proposition 2065, in collaboration with Hayball Architects proposed a small-grain approach to the large-scale development.

Professor Shane Murray, Dean
Towards a New Development Model for Housing Regeneration in Greyfield Residential Precincts

Research collaboration with Prof. Peter Newton (Swinburne University), Prof. Ron Wakefield (RMIT University) and Monash Architecture Studio funded by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI). The project identified pathways for delivering more affordable and sustainable medium-density housing in Australia’s capital cities through the regeneration of greyfield precincts.

Professor Shane Murray, Dean
Designing Affordable and Sustainable Housing (DASH)

DASH is a research initiative of the Office of the Victorian Government Architect, the Department of Planning and Community Development, the Department of Human Services (Office of Housing) and Monash University’s Department of Architecture. The design-led research has generated a series of higher density housing principles for inner and middle ring sites in Melbourne that could add long-term quality to the urban environment.

Professor Shane Murray, Dean
Speculative scenario for the intensification of Chadstone Shopping Centre

Intensifying Places - Transit-Oriented Urban Design for Resilient Cities is an Australian Research Council Linkage Project being undertaken by Monash Architecture Studio, Melbourne University and several government and industry partners. The aim of the investigation is to demonstrate how design quality can contribute to our transition to more sustainable urban environments and to identify the tools and processes necessary for enhancing the outcomes of mixed-use, higher density developments.

Professor Shane Murray, Dean
Greyfield Precinct Design Model

The greyfield precinct design model proposes a development approach that operates across several non-contiguous allotments in middle suburban locations. ‘Dispersed’ precincts of this kind offer an economy of scale associated with large consolidated projects, while responding to the realities of small scale building practices prevalent in these regions of our cities.

MADA’s teaching & research staff are creative professionals, leading practitioners and renowned researchers who are at the top of their game, nationally and internationally.

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