Architect: Gray Puksand
City of Yarra | Y11
LCI Melbourne is a dedicated design school with a new campus that opened in the heart of Collingwood in January 2018. The campus was originally a wool and textile factory for Foy and Gibson – one of Melbourne’s earliest department stores. Designed by renowned architect William Pitt, the red-bricked factories and warehouses of Foy and Gibson were built over the decades of the late 1800s, and spanned multiple blocks in Collingwood. Australian firm Gray Puksand was briefed to transform the 130-year-old, red-bricked heritage building into a creative campus for students studying interior design, visual art, advertising, fashion, and filmmaking. The building now features a huge light-filled atrium, large student lounge, contemporary art gallery and modern design studios. The original fabric of the building has been thoughtfully incorporated back into the building, from an impressive green wall made from floorboards, to small touches like cast-iron pulleys. LCI Melbourne’s campus has already played host to a fashion runway and a street art event. The campus walls are adorned with works by some of Melbourne’s leading artists – Smug, Kitt Bennett, and Michael Peck – which can be viewed during the tour.
Need to Know
Open: Thursday 3 & Thursday 1 January 10am-4pm
What's Open: All parts of the building
Tour Type: Y11
Tour Details: Tours at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, running for 30minutes, in groups of15
Access: Pram accessible, Fully accessible
Building Type: Education
Special Programming: Street art in the building by Smug, Kitt Bennett and Michael Peck. Architect Talk: Saturday 11.30am by Kelly Wellington from Gray Puksand. Tours are led by current design arts students.
Year Built: 1895
Transport: Stop 18: Hodgson St & Smith St on route 86
Photo Credit: Dianna Snape
150 Oxford Street, Collingwood 3066, VIC