Design Methods 3.0

SUMMER 2018 - Dates to be confirmed

The AAVS/Melbourne is a 12 day program focusing on architectural design innovation and methods. Taking the exploration of architectural constructions, formations and spatial transformations within the city of Melbourne as its focus, the Visiting School will examine the performative possibilities of varied material formations, spatial and temporal manifestations. 

Designing and testing through making is a key aspect of the VS which will be supported by digital fabrication and workshops facilities. In parallel, the program offers lectures and seminars that support a larger discussion on design methodologies, tools and innovation.

Individual design Units run by former and current AA tutors will expand on the theme of the program into more focused design research aims. The VS will be hosted at the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne.


1) All application is processed by the University of Melbourne, see Fees section below.
2) Once you complete enrolment with the University of Melbourne, you are registered to the programme and will receive an email from the programme coordinator. If the subject is over quota, we will inform you of outcome in June. 
3) The deadline for applications is TBC. The closing date for CAP or cross-institution program is 16th June 2017. For non-University of Melbourne students, we encourage you to apply early and contact the programme coordinator for information.
4) All participants travelling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required, and are advised to contact their home embassy early. After payment of fees, the AA School can provide a letter confirming participation in the workshop.


Fee for this workshop will be confirmed at a later date. 

Melbourne School of Design,
The University of Melbourne 
Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
Bldg 133 Masson Road, VIC 3010

Programme Head
Jeffrey P Turko is a member of the OCEAN Design and Research Association and is the founder of the design practice NEKTON Studio. Jeffrey has taught in the AA Diploma School as a unit Master of Diploma Unit 12. In 2011 he established the AA Visiting School in Sydney Australia. Currently he is a Senior Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Brighton.,


Programme Head
Jeffrey Turko

Visiting School Director

Christopher Pierce

T +44 20 7887 4014
F +44 20 7414 0782

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