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LCI Melbourne

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

  • Facilities: Toilets

  • 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


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