In 2019 a dedicated group of students embarked on the extra-curriculum task of developing the A+BOUT 2018 student publication. The new A+BOUT comprises outstanding student work from 2018 and is an awe-inspiring thin flat package that expands into a three-dimensional structure.

In the expanded version the geometry and ‘saw tooth’ edge reference the architectural geometry of the School of Architecture and Built Environment, the Geelong Wool Stores industrial structure adapted to become the headquarters of Deakin University in the mid 1990s. Conceptualised by Ciro Marquez, one of our most talented architecture design staff, his idea was developed, composed, formatted, and executed by a team of leading students including Ned McDonald, Callan Green, Aremel Tibayan, Luke Ward, Christine Jorge, Adelia Sari, Matthew Gulli, Jarrod Argent, Julie Pham, Angus Mckinnon and Dylan Armstrong.

A+BOUT 2018 acknowledges excellent student work and makes these projects public. These projects – their thoughtfulness, speculative and real, combining technical innovations, social sustenance and imagination, and clear, strong design intent – generate a real value of the contribution architecture makes in the world as well as in the university environment. Valuing this work escalates our reputation as a school teaching the next generation of architects.

Copies of A+BOUT 2018 are available from the School of Architecture and Built Environment, Deakin Waterfront Campus. The student works are also available electronically on the ABOUTARCHIVE.COM website.