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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

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. J., Kerry, P., Yuan, Z., McLean, L., Dotto, C., Temov, N., Stack, M. & Urich, C. H.

1/10/1731/03/21

Project: Research

Redcliffe Connect Design Research - Stage 2

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

9/08/1731/12/17

Project: Research

Design and architecture practice research: contemporary PhD (DAP_r)

Blythe, R., Vaughan, L., Haylock, B., van Schalk, L., Attiwill, S., Ednie-Brown, P., Mitsogianni, V., O'Callaghan, J., Moline, K., Demirbilek, O., Luscombe, D., McNeil, P., Wallan, L., Bertram, N., Bird, M., Murray, S. F., Ramirez, D., Hurst, R., Kelly, V., Bette, U., Russell-Clarke, J., George, B., Knapp, C., Carter, A., Sarvimaki, M., Woodward, M., Anderson, L., Komac, U., Muminovic, M., Ware, S. A., Loo, S., Moloney, J., Gibson, I., Fullaondo, D., Wier, I., Lawson, G. & Osborne, L.

19/11/151/04/18

Project: Research

Research Output 2006 2019

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

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

The Space of Ageing

Bertram, N. & Murphy, C. 2018 Architecture Australia, 107, 3, p. 46-50 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationEssayResearch

Arden Macaulay in Transition: four adaptive design concepts for drainage and flood management

Bertram, N., Murphy, C., Pasman, R. & Sainsbury, O. 2017 Australia: Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities. 147 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportResearch

RMIT New Academic Street

Lyons Architecture, Bertram, N., Neustupny, M., McLean, L., MvS Architects, Maddison Architects & Harrison and White 2017

Research output: Non-textual formDesign / ArchitectureResearch

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 Mary 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 2018

  • 6 Public lecture/debate/seminar

Living with Water: Design for Uncertain Times

Yongjian Yu (Contributor), Lykke Leonardsen (Contributor), Kristina Hill (Contributor), Adrian McGregor (Contributor), Bertram, N. (Contributor), Toby Kent (Contributor)
20 Mar 2018

Activity: Public lecture/debate/seminar

Modes of Practice

Bertram, N. (Contributor)
18 Apr 2018

Activity: Public lecture/debate/seminar

RMIT University Technology Lecture Series: Garden Building: RMIT New Academic Street

Bertram, N. (Contributor), Lucinda McLean (Contributor)
13 Mar 2018

Activity: Public lecture/debate/seminar

Dap_r Symposium: Structural Problems

Bertram, N. (Contributor)
28 Jul 2017

Activity: Public lecture/debate/seminar

ACSEV Seminar: Innovative Timber Structures & Design

Alastair Woodard (Contributor), Boris Iskra (Contributor), Mark Patterson (Contributor), Nick Hewson (Contributor), Rob Nestic (Contributor), Nathan Benbow (Contributor), Paolo Lavisci (Contributor), Bertram, N. (Contributor)
24 May 2017

Activity: Public lecture/debate/seminar

Press / Media

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: Other

GREEN MAGAZINE: '2018 Victorian Architecture Awards winners announced'

Nigel Bertram, Marika Neustupny & Lucinda McLean

30/06/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Other

AUST FINANCIAL REVIEW: 'Top Vic architecture awards go not to buildings, but the spaces between them'

Nigel Bertram, Marika Neustupny & Lucinda McLean

29/06/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Other

ARCHITECTURE AUST: '2018 Victorian Architecture Awards'

Nigel Bertram, Marika Neustupny & Lucinda McLean

29/06/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Other