New campus to open in iconic Collingwood location

Exciting new space to launch start of 2018 academic year

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August 23, 2017

In 2018, the Academy of Design Australia will move to the iconic Foy & Gibson building located at 150 Oxford Street, Collingwood. The new campus will position Academy students in the heart of the most vibrant arts and design precinct in Melbourne. 

Foy and Gibson was Melbourne’s earliest department store chain, designing and producing a range of clothing, millinery and furniture in their magnificent 19th and early 20th century complex of factories, warehouses and showrooms.

Today, behind the heritage-listed façade, Gray Puksand Architects have designed a spacious campus with a light-filled atrium, range of modern learning spaces, and contemporary art gallery.

Students, staff, alumni and guest artists and designers will have an unrivalled opportunity to showcase their work to the local creative community, including top art galleries, fashion houses, entrepreneurial start-ups and architectural interior design businesses.

Reflections from Interior Design Student - Brooke Mills | Read her story: Professional Placement: Designing our new campus

First classes commence in the building in February 2018. 

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