A sample of the top work from the graduating classes of 2011

The 2012 university year is in full swing, with approximately ten thousand architecture students enrolled in the sixteen university programs recognized across Australia. In 2011, just over one thousand students graduated from these courses. Here is a sample of the top work from the graduating class of 2011.

Adrian Kenyon's project (University of South Australia).

Adrian Kenyon’s project (University of South Australia).

University of South Australia – Adrian Kenyon, Master of Architecture

A crematorium is anchored deep within the sandstone escarpment of Barangaroo.

Performative Architecture Studio 2011's project (University of Melbourne).

Performative Architecture Studio 2011’s project (University of Melbourne).

University of Melbourne – Performative Architecture Studio 2011, Master of Architecture

The studio produced an installation that combined parametric geometries of an inflatable structure, computer vision capabilities, self-organizing agent systems, dynamic lighting and generative sound into one interactive performance.

Warren Haasnoot's project (University of Newcastle).

Warren Haasnoot’s project (University of Newcastle).

University of Newcastle – Warren Haasnoot, Master of Architecture

This proposal for Carrington Wharf investigates the acts of drinking and violence through restoring the historical notion of the site as a place positioned at the edge of society.

University of Canberra – Michael McKeon, Master of Architecture

Plans for a new prime minister’s residence at Stirling Ridge, Yarralumla. The brief demanded a dwelling that reflected contemporary Australian lifestyle, qualities and character.

Joshua Morrin's project (RMIT).

Joshua Morrin’s project (RMIT).

RMIT University – Joshua Morrin, Master of Architecture

The Cabinet of Large Concerns proposes a new arm of government, for those problems which trouble us most, that intersects the state parliament in Melbourne.

University of Melbourne – Euric Thor, Master of Architecture

Aaron Cunningham's project (Curtin University).

Aaron Cunningham’s project (Curtin University).

Are You on Higher Ground? proposes a multifunction centre for the church and a scaffold tower, which snakes around the facade of the church, to explore the dichotomies of private/public and spiritual/secular.

Curtin University – Aaron Cunningham, Master of Architecture

Infrastructural Landscapes deals with creating a new use for abandoned mine sites through geothermal energy.

University of Tasmania – Gabby Phillips, Master of Architecture

Nicole Chai's project (Charles Darwin University).

Nicole Chai’s project (Charles Darwin University).

A graduation project from the University of Tasmania.

Charles Darwin University – Nicole Chai, Bachelor of Design

An office building for the tropics.

University of Queensland – Jack Dodgson, Master of Architecture

This Gold Coast Gateway project proposes a mixed-use development and light rail station for Surfers Paradise.

Chris Bamborough, Nicholas Malyon, Leonardo Quinones and Oliver Petrie's project (University of Technology, Sydney).

Chris Bamborough, Nicholas Malyon, Leonardo Quinones and Oliver Petrie’s project (University of Technology, Sydney).

University of Technology, Sydney – Chris Bamborough, Nicholas Malyon, Leonardo Quinones, Oliver Petrie, Master of Architecture

Bondi Hex Station proposes a new train line and station for a speculative Bondi of increased density, providing markets and civic functions for local residents and a new public square that creates an additional focal point to that of the iconic beach.

University of Sydney – Ellen Rosengren-Fowler and Renee Blyth, Master of Architecture

Within the Turbine Hall on Cockatoo Island, an intimate space is created for performances, which can be manipulated into various forms due to the vertical movement of each element.



Published online: 29 May 2012


Architecture Australia, March 2012

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