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Professor Richard Blythe

Founding Director

Richard Blythe is a Founding Director of TERROIR.  He continues to advise and consult to the practice on key organisational or project issues.

Richard has always married practice with an academic career, which reached a new highlight in 2007 when Richard was selected from an international field to the appointment of Professor in Architecture and Head of the School of Architecture + design at RMIT University (Melbourne).  He remains in the position of Dean.

RMIT is a multidisciplinary institution comprising architecture, landscape architecture, fashion, industrial design and interior design and holds an international reputation in regard to design innovation in these fields. The School is comprised of 112 staff, 1600 undergraduate students and 160 post graduates.  Richard commutes between Hobart and Melbourne and his international academic experience and exposure gives the practice a critical and theoretical depth that is recognised as unique within national architectural circles.



2008 PhD (RMIT, Melbourne)

1998 Masters of Architecture (Research), University of Melbourne (Aus)

1988 Bachelor of Architecture, TSIT (Aus))



2008 Adjunct Professor, University of Tasmania

Registered Architect; Tasmania (Aus)

Member, former Councillor & current Chair of National Education Committee of the RAIA

2000 President of the Society of Architectural Historians of AUS and NZ

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