Doherty Institute

The Doherty brings together six major organisational groups to create a world-class facility.

The Doherty Institute, in the heart of the Parkville Medical Precinct, brings together the expertise of leading biomedical scientists, public health specialists and educators focused on infectious diseases and immunity. A partnership of Melbourne Health and the University of Melbourne, the Institute integrates teaching, training, research and public health activities. The only facility of its kind in the southern hemisphere, the scheme allows space to be reconfigured and encourages the seven different organisations it houses to work closely together.

Everything is well reasoned, thorough and measured – not with a sense of rightness, more one of being “correct” 
The Doherty Institute, Architecture AU 

Location – Melbourne, Victoria
Client – University of Melbourne/Melbourne Health
Size –
Completed – 2013

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Key Facts

clinicians, researchers, students & staff

major organisational groups

5 star
Green Star Accreditation

  • 2015 Australian Timber Design Awards, Geoffrey Sanderson Trophy for Best and Most Distinctive Use of Engineered Wood Products
  • 2014 Australian Timber Design Awards, Timber Panels Category
  • 2014 International Property Awards, Asia Pacific 2015, Best Public Service Architecture Australia
  • 2014 Australian Institute of Architects (Victorian Chapter), Public Architecture (New)
    Shortlisted Doherty Institute, Melbourne
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