gleadell street studio

The University Of Melbourne

Project Description

Gleadell Street sits at the heart of the City of Yarra’s Civic Precinct plans and the City of Yarra is in the process of defining immediate (e.g. 2020-2021 budget year) design directions for the precinct. LEGS, as a key community group in the area, is striving to build on shared interest in the potential of
Gleadell Street, both with Council and others. The students would play a key role in supporting LEGS and other stakeholders in more comprehensively understanding the ways people use the area and their aspirations for the long-term vision for the precinct. This would support and augment Council’s
community engagement and design activities in 2020.

Learning Methodology

This studio is run as an intensive studio with 2 full days of contact hours throught 7 weeks. The students will be immersed in the community having an opportunity to take all lessons at the Community Hub allowing the students to experience the area in depth. The studio is open to all built environment disciplines with assessment strategies adapted to allow skill development and evaluation based on their future role as placemakers.

Students will work collaboratively in small groups to plan, design and implement strategies for community engagement. Then, their designs will reflect and respond to the community perceptions gathered during this engagement. Each group will be expected to manage their budget, safety and policies of the Newport area.

It is expected that students enrolling into this studio will be able to develop the following placemaking skills:

How does this studio match PlaceAgency Objectives?

This studio will be both a capstone MUP studio and a PlaceAgency-funded Sandbox Studio, incorporating teaching/learning around core place-making competencies.

Activities – Studio Outline

ActivityDescriptionKey dates for activitiesKey learning objectives
community engagementTBCTBATBC

Location Description

Gleadell Street, Richmond


Studio Leaders
Andrea CookAndrea Cook
Cris Hernandez SantinCris Hernandez Santin
Project champion

Let’s Enhance Gleadell Street Association Inc. (LE

- Urban Planning