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Denton Corker Marshall Studio

Architect: Denton Corker Marshall, 2016

City of Melbourne | C30

Building Description

The new Denton Corker Marshall studio in IM Pei’s classic modernist tower at Collins Place is a workshop for the making of architecture. It is designed to inspire creativity and reflect Denton Corker Marshall’s design approach: simple, raw and minimalist.

The design of the new studio draws from the practice’s award-winning Australian projects such as Melbourne Museum and Melbourne Gateway, and overseas projects including Stonehenge Exhibition and Visitor Centre in the United Kingdom, and the Australian Pavilion, Venice.

Designed over a single level, the studio allows high connectivity and flexibility, and good daylight and amenity. It reflects the practice’s design ethic and culture through avoiding excess embellishment; stripping away and minimising clutter and distraction; and by adopting a hard-working, function-first approach to maximising utility and amenity. The reception seat is the stand-out insertion, marking the studio as distinctive and memorable.

This contemporary design-based studio in a legacy corporate tower reflects a reinterpretation of workplace typologies within Melbourne.

What's On

Tours by practice employees through the space providing an insight into the workings of one of Australia’s most notable architectural practices.

Need to Know

  • Open: Saturday 27 July 10am–4pm

  • Tour Type: Open Entry, Guided

  • Tour Details: Tours depart every 15 minutes, running 15 minutes in groups of 10

  • Access: Fully accessible, all ages

  • Notes: Expect queues

  • Building Type: Workplace

  • Architecture Era: Contemporary (2001- current)

  • Transport: Tram stop: Spring St/Collins St on route 11, 12, 48, 109

  • Website:

  • Photo Credit: Shannon McGrath


Level 19, 55 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000, Melbourne VIC


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