Monash Clayton Masterplan wins national award for excellence

The blueprint for the future development at Monash University has won the 2017 National Award for Planning Excellence in the ‘From Plan to Place’ category, awarded by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA). A PIA national award is the highest accolade for urban and regional planning in Australia.

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Artist's render of the Masterplan vision for the Monash Clayton campus 

The blueprint for the future development at Monash University has won the 2017 National Award for Planning Excellence in the ‘From Plan to Place’ category, awarded by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA). A PIA national award is the highest accolade for urban and regional planning in Australia.

The Clayton campus Masterplan, a collaboration between Monash University’s Buildings and Property Division (BPD), MGS architects, Aspect Studios, Irwinconsult, MGAC and Collaborations, was recognised for transforming an ambitious plan on paper into tangible change on the ground.

The contributions of all project partners – internal and external, design or otherwise, large and small – are acknowledged and celebrated in this award. Jocelyn Chiew, Manager Campus Design, Quality and Planning, accepted the award on behalf of the University at a PIA presentation ceremony in Sydney on May 3.

BPD Executive Director, Bradley Williamson, said the win was a welcome recognition of Monash’s vision to plan responsibly for the future.

“It’s testament to the dedication and hard work of the team of people who