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Discussion at MPavilion: Is good design measurable?

The Office of the Victorian Government Architect invites you to join us for a discussion at MPavilion exploring the question 'Is Good Design Measurable?' on Wednesday 29 November 2017 at 6pm.

Good design is essential for creating sustainable, inclusive, healthy and beautiful places, but can we actually measure 'good design'?  And if so, how should this influence how we design places?  Victorian Government Architect, Jill Garner and Andrew Mackenzie from City Lab will lead a fast paced conversation exploring these questions with design experts from the Victorian Design Review Panel and design champions working on government led projects.

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Architects Announced for New Ballarat GovHub

Award-winning design firm, John Wardle Architects has been appointed to design the new 'GovHub' precinct in Ballarat's CBD.  The Victorian Government is investing $47.8 million in the new precinct, which will accommodate up to 1000 government employees.  The new building will be integrated in the Civic Hall precinct, helping to revitalise Ballarat's CDB and promote growth in the local economy.  The Office of the Victorian Government Architect has provided support as part of the Design Quality Team and will continue to provide guidance to Development Victoria throughout the project.

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Urban Design Awards

The Office of the Victorian Government Architect congratulates the award winners for this years Urban Design Awards.

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Shepparton Art Museum - competition winner announced

The winner of the architectural competition for the $34.5 million new Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) was announced on 20th April 2017 as Denton Corker Marshall.

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Watch This Place: Melbourne Design Week

The Office of the Victorian Government Architect hosted the event 'Watch This Place' on Saturday 18th March, as part of Melbourne Design Week. Melbourne Design Week is an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV. Experts from the Victorian Design Review Panel, along with the Victorian Government Architect, Jill Garner, presented their propositions for the future of Melbourne's built environment.

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Watch This Place: Jill Garner

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Watch This Place: Steve Thorne

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Watch This Place: Tracey Avery

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Watch This Place: Mike Scott

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Watch This Place: Prof Donald Bates

Read more: Watch This Place: Prof Donald Bates

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