RMIT University, Building 11 Redevelopment, Peter Elliott Architecture + Urban Design
photo Dianna Snape

Architecture in the State of Victoria


20th-century architecture in Victoria reflects a unique response to history and climate, place and identity.

Victoria has produced internationally renowned modernist architects such as Robin Boyd (1919–1971) and Sir Roy Grounds (1905–1981), and many innovative and iconic buildings such as the Sidney Myer Music Bowl 1958 (Barry Patten), former ICI House 1958 (Bates Smart McCutcheon), Heide II 1963 (McGlashan Everist) and Building 8 RMIT 1993 (Edmond & Corrigan). 

More recently, Victoria continues to produce unique and innovative contemporary works such as Klein Bottle House 2008 (McBride Charles Ryan), Melbourne Recital Centre 2009 (ARM Architecture) and RMIT Design Hub 2013 (Sean Godsell Architects).


Notable buildings

Register of Significant 20th Century Architecture

The Institute's Register of Significant 20th Century Architecture was established in 2000 to promote the recognition and protection of important 20th century buildings. Nominations for listing can be made through the Victorian Chapter. Submissions will need to demonstrate significance relative to the appropriate criteria.

Members undertaking work on listed buildings should refer to their obligations as set out in the Institute Heritage Policy.