RMIT Design Archives

Founded in 2007 the RMIT Design Archives (RDA) holds a unique place among Australia’s collecting institutions for its exclusive focus on design practice across all disciplines. Both digital and material, the collections represent historical and contemporary practices which tell the story of Melbourne as a design city, and provide the resources and support for research into Melbourne’s designed environment, design professions and practices. Located within the Design Hub, RMIT Design Archives publishes RDA Journal, develops exhibitions and publishes catalogues, papers and books related to its collections.

The RMIT Design Archives’ home is RMIT University’s Building 100, known as the Design Hub, which received the Victorian Architecture Medal and the William Wardell Award at the 2013 Victorian Architecture Awards.