ASPECT Studios working with MGS Architects and other consultants have developed a set of comprehensive master planning documents to guide the future development of the Caulfield, Clayton and Gippsland Campuses of Monash University.

The Caulfield Campus Master Plan proposes a bold new central plaza with a system of interconnected walks and courtyard spaces. The plaza is the main outdoor hub and its design was generated by balancing the functional aspects of the space with a ‘university green’ character whilst designating areas for sports, leisure, study, movement and stormwater treatment.

The Clayton Campus of Monash University is spread over a large area. The Plan seeks to link the disparate outdoor spaces and provide clear linear ‘walks’ to give structure and definition to this campus. It proposes a hierarchy of materials to help define where custom or bespoke design should occur along the walks, courtyards and plazas.

The Gippsland Churchill Campus of Monash University is a key regional campus. This Master Plan seeks to reconnect the campus with the town centre, provide a strong wayfinding network, and upgrade the student accommodation.

MGS Architects and Monash University


Analysis, landscape master plan, design and development guidelines


Caulfield, Clayton and Gippsland Campuses, Victoria, Australia


ASPECT Studios, MGS Architects, Irwin Consult, GTA Consultants


2009 – 2012