Shane Murray

About: Shane is the Dean of Monash Art Design & Architecture. Shane Murray is an authority in the discipline of architectural design and has published and lectured extensively in this subject. He has a track record of strategic leadership and management within the university context. Shane has held several key leadership positions including Director of Architecture RMIT and Director of the Urban Architecture Laboratory RMIT. His research interests include architectural design and contemporary housing. He is a recipient of research funding from both industry and government including the Australian Research Council and continues to conduct research into contemporary housing issues.In 2001 Shane Murray was elevated to Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects in recognition of his services to architecture and he regularly chairs and participates in RAIA award juries and committees. In 1999 he was Artistic Director of the architectural component of the inaugural Melbourne Biennale. In 2006 Shane Murray was Co Artistic Director of the Australian Pavilion exhibition Micro Macro City for the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale. In November 2007 Shane was appointed Foundation Professor of Architecture and inaugural Head of Department for the new architecture program in the Faculty of Art & Design at Monash University.
Conference paper

Precinct regeneration of dispersed public housing in middle suburbs

This paper explores the redevelopment potential of ageing and underutilised public housing properties in the middle suburbs of major Australian cities. State governments lack strategies for the renewal of this housing in the current fiscally constrained environment. Responding to this need, this paper presents a...
Conference paper

Housing Design Innovations Delivered Under the National Social Housing Initiative

The papers presented at the 2015 State of Australian Cities National Conference (SOAC 7) were organised into seven broad themes but all shared, to varying degrees, a common focus on the ways in which high quality academic research can be used in the development and...

Strategically using public housing assets could transform our middle suburbs

‘Greyfields’ in the Australian context have been defined as those ageing but occupied tracts of inner and middle ring suburbia that are physically, technologically and environmentally failing. The research sought to test the potential of an innovative design based approach to create coordinated precincts in...

Processes for developing affordable and sustainable medium-density housing models for greyfield precincts: final report

This project sought to address three areas of policy concern in relation to dispersed and ageing public housing properties in inner and middle ring suburbs: how to find new ways to accommodate population increases; how to create affordable and diverse housing options; how to manage...

Intensifying Melbourne: transit-oriented urban design for resilient urban futures

Australian cities are some of the lowest density and most car-dependent on the planet: intensified urban development and improved public transport to meet the imperatives of population growth and a low-carbon future is a major challenge. Despite decades of compact city policy there has been...