Donald Bates

Donald Bates


Donald Bates is a Director of LAB Architecture Studio. LAB produced Melbourne's celebrated Federation Square and has worked recently with the Victorian Government on proposals for Federation Square East and the Sturt Street Arts Precinct.

LAB has numerous projects under construction or completed in China, Singapore, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and the UK, and has worked on competitions and proposals across Australia, Asia, Africa and Europe.

Donald Bates is also a distinguished educator, having taught at schools of architecture in Australia, the Middle East, France, UK, USA and has delivered lectures and presentations in over 120 schools, universities and symposia worldwide.

In addition, he has been appointed to numerous international design juries in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Publications on the work of LAB and with the writings or interviews of Donald appear in a large number of international design and architecture journals.

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