APERTA was established by Prof. Alan Pert as an online repository of architecture, publishing, exhibitions, research, teaching and archival works. APERTA carries out practice-based research (Design Research) in parallel with traditional academic research (Research Projects), analysing and forging propositions across writing, discourse, exhibitions, education and building. Alan Pert has worked extensively as an architect, exhibition designer, and curator while concurrently holding a role as Professor of Architecture. OPERA APERTA is a masters thesis studio run by Alan Pert at MSD and Critical & Curatorial Practices in Design CCPD is an elective subject exploring the Off Modern condition in the suburbs of Post-War Melbourne.

Alan Pert is Professor and Director Emeritus of the Melbourne School of Design MSD and currently Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning. He served as Director from 2012 to 2021. Prior to this Alan was Professor of Architecture and Director of Research in Glasgow from 2006-2012 as well as serving as External Examiner at Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. In parallel to these academic roles Alan also ran a design practice in the UK, winning the title of RIBA Young Architects of the Year in 2006. As NORD Architecture, Alan led the design of the Furniture Galleries for the Victoria & Albert Museum in London in 2010. His ‘Shingle House’ for Living Architecture reached the RIBA Manser Medal shortlist for ‘House of the Year’ and the Primary Substation for London Olympic Park was included in the long-list for the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2012. During Alan’s tenure at The University of Melbourne, he has established, a State-wide Housing Research Lab as part of an international network of IBA’s. He chairs the Hallmark Research Initiative for Affordable Housing at the University of Melbourne and is a member of the Asialink Council. A book co-edited with Philip Goad, on the history and projects of Merchant Builders is due for release in early 2024 and later next year Alan will curate an exhibition on the complete works of Gold Medal recipient, Graeme Gunn. Finally, his ongoing research into the life and works of several émigré architects, including Ernest Fooks will form part of a major collaborative exhibition to take place in Vienna in 2025 titled, ‘From Austria to the Antipodes’. As Deputy Dean, Alan is also leading the development of the new Design and Engineering Campus at Fisherman’s Bend which forms part of a new State Government innovation precinct.


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