Donald Bates

Donald Bates

Architectural Advisor

Professor Donald Bates, LFRAIA, FRIBA, is a Director of LAB Architecture Studio. LAB produced Melbourne's celebrated Federation Square. 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.

Professor Bates is also the Chair of Architectural Design at the Melbourne School of Design (University of Melbourne) and the Associate Dean (Engagement). Bates is the chair of the University of Melbourne Design Advisory and Review Group. He has taught at schools of architecture in Australia, the Middle East, France, UK, USA and has delivered lectures and presentations in over 220 schools, universities and symposia worldwide.

In addition, Professor Bates has been appointed to numerous international design juries in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia. There are numerous publications and documentaries on the work of LAB and the writings and interviews of Donald appear in a large number of international design and architecture journals.

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