Donald L Bates

Professor Donald Bates (LFRAIA/FRIBA) is the Chair of Architectural Design and Associate Dean (Engagement) for the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning and the Melbourne School of Design at the University of Melbourne.  Prof Bates (along with Peter Davidson) is also a Founder and Director of LAB Architecture Studio, the architects (in association with Bates Smart Architects) of Federation Square.  Prof Bates has taught in schools of architecture in the USA, UK, with his independent school of architecture in France, and has lectured in over 250 schools of architecture around the world.  LAB Architecture Studio has designed and completed buildings in Australia, China, Singapore, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and UK.

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