New Dean for the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning in Semester 2, 2010

30 June 2010

The Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning is excited to announce the appointment of Professor John Redmond as its new Dean, commencing in second semester, 2010.

Professor Redmond brings to the Deanship a wealth of experience in University management and academic leadership. He is currently the Foundation Dean of the Faculty of Art and Design at Monash University where he established and built the Faculty into one of the leaders in its field, along the way overseeing the development of the award winning Art & Design building by Denton Corker Marshall. He also Chairs the Monash University Museum of Art and has overseen the development of its new galleries at the heart of a new 'arts' precinct at the Caulfield Campus. The building, designed by Kerstin Thompson Architects, will open shortly before he leaves Monash.

He oversaw the introduction of the Faculty's studio-based PhD program making it now amongst the world leaders for this type of research training. Recently he directed the development and introduction of Monash's Architecture program, the first new Architecture program in Australia for 30 years, and already the course with the highest ENTER score in Victoria.

Prior to moving to Monash in 1994, Professor Redmond was the Foundation Head of Industrial Design at the University of New South Wales. His own work has been particularly focussed on industrial design but has also covered communications design and the design of environments. Much of his work has been in industry-based research and practice. Other work has ranged from design of equipment, to work on the nature of design research, the theory of form, the aesthetics of products, and the visual and design aspects of the protection of intellectual property.

The appointment of Professor Redmond to the role of Dean brings to a close an extensive international selection process. Emeritus Professor Warren Julian retired in December 2009 as Dean, a role he had held since 2007 and previously from 1986 to 1997 as Dean of the then Faculty of Architecture. Professor Richard Hyde will continue as Acting Dean until Professor Redmond takes up his position in September 2010.

Contact: Jonathan Hulme

Phone: (02) 9351 2686

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