Andrew Atchison
Education Manager

‘I am always surprised and excited by the contrasting approaches that selected architects bring to each MPavilion. As an initiative, it represents a unique opportunity for students, as a showcase for contemporary design practices and a growing archive of architectural works within the City of Melbourne. Each year, I have observed MPavilion celebrate architecture and allied design in a way that inspires and connects communities.’

Andrew’s work in education focuses upon the power of the direct encounter with works of architecture, art and design. His pedagogical approach involves providing learners with opportunities to experience new and unfamiliar forms and ideas within a supportive environment, with the goal of stimulating curiosity, experimentation and inquiry. Andrew is especially interested in public spaces as dynamic sites that reflect – through their combinations of architecture, design and art – the unique communities to which they belong. He has worked with students across early learning, primary, secondary, tertiary and adult education contexts.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which MPavilion stands. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present – and recognise they have been creating, telling stories and caring for Country for thousands of generations.