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Paul Minifie

Co Director

Paul Minifie is a Co Director of d___Lab. He is also an Associate Professor in the Architecture program and a Co Director of MvS Architects.

Paul has eighteen years’ experience as a design architect on some of Australia’s most significant public buildings and
developments, which have attracted institute and other professional awards.

Since founding MvS Architects (previously Minifie Nixon) in 1999, he has produced significant work including The
Centre for Ideas at the VCA, the Australian Wildlife Centre at Healesville Sanctuary, and the Edithvale Seaford
Wetlands Discover Centre – all award winning projects that have forged the practice’s innovative reputation. Paul has
a masters degree in urban design and a PhD in Design Research, the application of which manifests in the strong
urban and research qualities of MvS Architects’ work.

His innovative approach to architectural thinking and his acute powers of communication make him a natural leader
in practice and his intellectual generosity empowers clients, peers and colleagues. Through writing he contributes to
architectural books and journals and participates annually in the AIA awards process as a judge across a range of

Paul was a founding academic at the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory and subsequently the School of
Architecture & Design’s D__Lab and currently lectures and teaches locally and internationally in the fields of design,
computing and communications