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Biography

Nigel Bertram is a Director of NMBW Architecture Studio, Melbourne and Practice Professor of Architecture in the Faculty of Art Design and Architecture at Monash University. Nigel established NMBW Architecture Studio in Melbourne with Marika Neustupny and Lucinda McLean in 1997. Their architectural work continuing since that time has been widely published and awarded across categories including urban design, single and multiple residential design, small public works, adaptive re-use of existing buildings and peripheral urban design strategies. NMBW's work is known for its careful reading of existing conditions, at both an urban scale and the scale of individual inhabitation.

In 2010 Nigel completed his PhD through architectural project at RMIT University, where he taught for 11 years and was co-director of the Urban Architecture Laboratory research unit, within the School of Architecture and Design. From 2007-2010 Bertram was a member of the Sullivans Cove Design Panel, which advised the Tasmanian Government on urban design, planning and architectural matters within the highly sensitive Sullivans Cove precinct of central Hobart. In 2012 he was appointed as a member of the Design Review Panel established by the Office of the Victorian Government Architect. Nigel's current research with the Monash Architecture Studio is focused around new strategic development and contemporary living environments for Australia's transforming cities.

The book Furniture, Structure, Infrastructure: making and using the urban environment, by Nigel Bertram and NMBW was published by Ashgate Publishing (UK) in 2013 -http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409449270

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Projects 2011 2021

IRP3 Guiding Integrated and Urban Water Planning

Chesterfield, C., Rogers, B., Grodach, C., Malek Pour, S., Bertram, N., Murphy, C. & Tawfik, S.

1/07/1831/12/20

Project: Research

Water sensitive outcomes for infill developments

Kenway, S. J., Bradley, M., London, G., Bertram, N., Newton, P., Renouf, M., Lam, K. L., Beardmore, K., Zaman, S., Corby, N., Ryan, G., Tapper, N., Kerry, P., Yuan, Z., McLean, L., Dotto, C., Temov, N., Stack, M. & Urich, C.

1/10/1731/03/21

Project: Research

CoDev Townhouse Model: Affordable, high quality housing design

Bertram, N., Khor, L. & Sainsbury, O.

9/04/1930/06/19

Project: Research

Redcliffe Connect Design Research - Stage 2

Bertram, N., Khor, L. & London, G.

9/08/1731/12/17

Project: Research

Research Output 2006 2019

A Geomorphological and Hybrid Approach

Bertram, N., 2019, In Time With Water: Design Studies of 3 Australian Cities. Bertram, N. & Murphy, C. (eds.). Crawley, WA, Australia: UWA Publishing, p. 42-77 36 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

In Time With Water: Design Studies of 3 Australian Cities

Bertram, N. & Murphy, C., 2019, Crawley, WA, Australia: UWA Publishing. 294 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOtherpeer-review

Suburbia Reimagined: Ageing and Increasing Populations in the Low-Rise City

van Schaik, L. & Bertram, N., 2019, New York: Routledge. 201 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

The Swampy Lowlands of Melbourne

Murphy, C. & Bertram, N., 2019, In Time With Water: Design Studies of 3 Australian Cities. Crawley, WA, Australia: UWA Publishing, p. 80-153 74 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Australian cities and the governance of climate change

Newton, P., Bertram, N., Handmer, J. W., Tapper, N. J., Thornton, R. & Whetton, P., Jul 2018, Australia's Metropolitan Imperative: An Agenda for Governance Reform. Tomlinson, R. & Spiller, M. (eds.). Clayton South, Vic, Australia: CSIRO Publishing, p. 193-209 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Prizes

2011 Harold Desbrowe-Annear Award Residential Architecture

Nigel Bertram (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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2011 IDEA - Institutional - Highly Commended

Nigel Bertram (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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2012 ACT Architecture Awards: Award for Residential Architecture

Nigel Bertram (Recipient), Marika Neustupny (Recipient), Lucinda McLean (Recipient), Catherine Townsend (Recipient), Laura Harper (Recipient) & Ralf Rehak (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

2012 Award for Residential Architecture - Houses

Nigel Bertram (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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2012 Planning Excellence - Victoria Awards: Best Planning Ideas Small Project - Commendation

Nigel Bertram (Recipient), Lucinda McLean (Recipient), Marika Neustupny (Recipient), Kirsten Bauer (Recipient) & Erwin Taal (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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Activities 2015 2019

  • 10 Public lecture/debate/seminar
  • 2 Contribution to workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Contribution to conference
  • 1 External research and teaching

Campus: Building Modern Australian Universities. Practitioner Symposium 2018

Nigel Bertram (Invited speaker)
23 Nov 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

Cooler, greener Adelaide: shaping our future city

Nigel Bertram (Invited speaker)
20 Mar 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

Turenscape Academy & Monash University Study Program

Nigel Bertram (Fellow)
1 Apr 201915 Apr 2019

Activity: External Academic EngagementExternal research and teaching

How do we support urban intensification?

Nigel Bertram (Invited speaker)
27 Mar 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Post-Industrial Hybrids

Nigel Bertram (Contributor)
19 Apr 2019

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Press / Media

ARCHITECTURE AU: '2019 Victorian Architecture Awards'

Nigel Bertram, Marika Neustupny & Lucinda McLean

28/06/19

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Other

DOMAIN: 'Victorian AIA award winners 2019: Modest and utilitarian design wins out'

Nigel Bertram, Marika Neustupny & Lucinda McLean

28/06/19

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

ARCHITECTURE AU: '2018 National Architecture Awards: National Award for Urban Design'

Nigel Bertram, Marika Neustupny & Lucinda McLean

1/11/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

ARCHITECTURE AUST: 'New Academic Street'

Nigel Bertram, Marika Neustupny & Lucinda McLean

1/09/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Review

THE AUSTRALIAN: 'RMIT, Monash winners in Victorian Architecture Awards'

Nigel Bertram, Marika Neustupny & Lucinda McLean

11/07/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature