TERROIR Director Richard Blythe selected from an international field to be appointed as Professor in Architecture and Head of the School of Architecture + Design at RMIT.
RMIT is a multi-disciplinary school comprising architecture, landscape architecture, fashion, industrial design and interior design and holds an international reputation in regard to design innovation in these fields in addition to its pivotal role underpinning Melbourne’s design culture. The School is comprised of 112 staff, 1600 undergraduate students and 160 post-graduates.
In regard to the field of architecture, the school has an unparalleled reputation due to its research and teaching activities which continue to attract Australia’s finest architects in the post-graduate streams. TERROIR has a significant relationship with the School already, with all Directors involved in Masters and PhD research and are in partnership with RMIT’s Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory, headed by Professor Mark Burry on another PhD program.
The appointment will further weld TERROIR’s relationship with and commitment to design research in Australia and overseas.