Lessons from the Post-Covid Campus Past Event
This round-table discussion will build upon MGS Architects’ research into the Post-Covid Campus, which was the focus of a lockdown studio at the University of Melbourne. Catherine Brown from the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and Jocelyn Chiew from the City of Melbourne will join MGS Architects Founding Director Rob McGauran and Associate Director Elliet Spring to discuss their observations of Covid-19’s impacts on the campus and the city. MGS Architects Urban Designers Toby Woolley and Tahj Rosmarin will introduce and chair the conversation.
Dr Catherine Brown OAM, Chief Executive Officer, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation
Catherine is CEO of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, the largest independent community foundation in Australia. Catherine has a deep knowledge of how philanthropy can work with not for profit organisations as a social investor and partner to support positive change within communities.
Jocelyn Chiew, Director of City Design, City of Melbourne
Jocelyn is a Registered Architect, Registered Landscape Architect and Urban Designer with 18 years experience in consulting and client side roles. She is the Director City Design at the City of Melbourne, where she leads an interdisciplinary team of urban designers, architects, landscape architects and industrial designers.
Rob McGauran, Director, MGS Architects
A founding Director of MGS Architects, Rob’s particular areas of interest are around the themes of knowledge cities, inclusive cities, sustainable cities and connected cities and the buildings and programs that support these themes. Rob has been responsible for urban design frameworks and structure plans for key areas of Melbourne’s transformations, including Arden Urban Renewal Precinct, Footscray University Town, Cremorne Precinct and the historic Alphington Paper Mills, Australia’s greenest urban renewal project.
Tahj Rosmarin, Urban Designer and Architect, MGS Architects
Tahj is a Melbourne-based urban designer and architectural graduate of the University of Melbourne. Tahj has practiced in Australia, India and the Netherlands and has worked on a variety of projects ranging from urban masterplans to residential alterations and additions.
Elliet Spring, Associate Director, MGS Architects
Elliet is an Associate Director at MGS Architects. She has a degree in architecture from Columbia University and is a registered architect and an urban designer with a broad range of experience across institutional, cultural, commercial and urban projects in Australia, the USA and Norway.
Toby Woolley, Urban Designer, MGS Architects
Toby is an award winning urban designer and architectural graduate at MGS Architects and sessional tutor at the University of Melbourne. Originally from Hobart, Toby has worked on a variety of architectural and urban design projects in both his native Tasmania and in Melbourne. He currently works for MGS Architects as an Urban Designer with a focus on university campus master planning.