Leveraging limit. Curated by Anita Panov and Andrew Scott.
Nigel Bertram is a founding director of NMBW Architecture Studio and a practice professor of architecture at the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Monash University. With the Monash Urban Lab, he leads research projects on design-led processes for suburban regeneration and infill redevelopment, seeking new relationships between natural and human-made systems.
Nigel established NMBW Architecture Studio in Melbourne with Marika Neustupny and Lucinda McLean in 1997. NMBW is known for its careful reading of existing conditions. In this capacity, the practice has worked on complex urban projects as part of a larger team, including: the Maribyrnong Defence Site Masterplan, with Grimshaw; the reference design for the Melbourne Metro Rail Project, also with Grimshaw; and the five-year transformation of RMIT’s city campus with New Academic Street, as part of a collaborative design team led by Lyons.