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Alan Pert

Director, Melbourne School Of Design
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Prof

Alan Pert

 
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Architecture, Building And Planning
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Prof

Alan Pert

 

Professor Alan Pert became Director of Melbourne School of Design in October 2012. As Director his role is to shape a distinctive Identity for the MSD and to inspire learning through interdisciplinary reflection, and its integration of research, teaching, and practice.


Pert is internationally known for his creative practice research having received a number of awards for his built projects as principal of NORD, while in the UK. He was featured in the ‘Faces of British Architecture’ exhibition in 2012, which celebrated the UK’s leading experts, innovators and visionaries in architecture and engineering, responsible for many iconic buildings and landmark developments.
Pert, carries out practice-based research, analysing and forging propositions across writing, discourse, exhibitions, education and building. He has worked extensively as an architect, exhibition designer, and curator while concurrently holding a role as Professor of Architecture. In Australia he is a principal of PARALLEL PRACTICE, a design research Lab dedicated to the advancement of design innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and an intensive dialogue with construction practices.
Pert has also been Chair of The Melbourne Housing Expo (IBA) Board since 2016. The International Building Exhibition (IBA) seeks to change the face of affordable housing across the State of Victoria and seeks to find answers to the most pressing issues facing modern Melbourne. IBA believes that a building exhibition is much more than a mere exhibition. It is an instrument of visionary urban development. As an architect and academic, Pert believes ‘today’s ‘designer’ must be nimble enough to move between the art and the science of building and among the social, cultural, political and economic fog that surrounds our disciplines.’
As academia shifts it’s research agenda to focus on Impact, and as practice considers new ways of working to cope with an ever changing world of construction, there are big opportunities to form partnerships beyond the reach of conventional architectural and urban design consultancies, which are distinctively placed to devise research-led solutions for unusual situations and special challenges.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 21 most recent scholarly works by Alan Pert.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2013

WASPS Artist Studios

RIBA Award

2013

Westbourne Drive

Scottish Design Award

2013

Westbourne Drive

Saltire Award

2013

WASPS Artist Studios

Doolan Prize

2013

Westbourne Drive

Glasgow Institute of Architects Award

2013

WASPS Artist Studios

Glasgow Institute of Architects Award

2013

Second Place

Presidents Lodge Canberra Competition

2012

Primary Substation for 2012 Olympics

European Brick Award

2011

Shingle House, Dungeness

RIBA Award and subsequent

2011

Shortlisting

Manser Medal

2011

Shingle House, Dungeness (Winner - Best Residential)

Scottish Design Awards

2011

Canal Quarter Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent (Commended - Placemaking/Masterplanning)

Scottish Design Awards

2011

Fellow of the Royal Scottish Academy


2010

Fellow of the Royal Institute of Architects


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Director, Melbourne School Of Design

Architecture, Building And Planning

Education


Master of Architecture

University of Strathclyde

Bachelor of Architecture

University of Strathclyde