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Archipitch for Schools of the Future at Melbourne Design Week

  • Australian Institute of Architects Level 1, 41 Exhibition Street Melbourne, VIC 3000 (map)

Amid record expansion and modernisation of Victoria’s schools, the need for best practice design to create outstanding educational environments is clear. Or is it?

Architects have just three minutes to convince a panel of education sector stakeholders that their practice understands how learning and teaching environments should look and perform in the future. For design to shape the future, its value must be clear.

Will they sell their ideas and move the audience of prospective clients?

After the pitch, the panel will give their feedback, and choose a winning practice. Q&A and networking refreshments provided.

This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 2019 organised by NGV in collaboration with Creative Victoria. In 2019 the theme Design Experiments asks Melbourne Design Week participants to experiment with ideas, materials, places, and processes to respond to the central question: ‘How can design shape the future?’.

Modelled on London’s Architect Pitch (by Archiboo), this event is an Australian first.


  • Kate Morris, Manager - Principal Capability Building and Support, Victorian School Building Authority

  • Colin Simpson, Foundation Principal, Richmond High School

  • Tim Rowler, President, Catholic Education Business Administrators (CEBA)

  • Julia Jeong, Executive Student Member, The Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC)

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Earlier Event: July 26
Living Cities Forum 2018
Later Event: May 23
Living Cities Forum – Melbourne