Marcus Baumgart

B.Arch. (Hons)
B.App. Science in Environmental Design
Certificate of Business Coaching

LocalSolo Freelance

Marcus has 20 years experience in the architecture profession, having worked as a designer, communicator and thinker at Melbourne architecture practice WBA, and for Cox Architects and Planners. As a student he worked as a model-builder for the late, great Philadelphia School architect Aldo Giurgola at Mitchell Giurgola Thorp [MGT], the designer of New Parliament House in Canberra.

In his time in practice, Marcus has consulted for various departments of the Victorian State Government, and has assisted numerous Councils across Melbourne, in Regional Victoria and interstate. He has also consulted for many private, commercial and developer clients, and not-for-profit organisations including the Brotherhood of Saint Laurence, Sacred Heart Mission, Argyle Housing and in a previous role, for independent think tank The Grattan Institute.

Marcus is known for his focus on design, clear thinking and masterplanning, and has also been heavily involved in architectural communications and education throughout his career. Since graduation with Honours from the RMIT Bachelor of Architecture course in 1998, Marcus has taught house design to students of architecture at RMIT University, where he has also acted as an external course moderator and frequent guest design critic.

In addition to his architectural and teaching work, Marcus has written for journals in Australia and internationally for over a decade. His articles and reviews have appeared in Artichoke, the Journal of the Design Institute of Australia;  in Houses magazine; Architecture Australia; Victorian Architect Magazine;  Landscape Architecture Australia; Azure Magazine (Canada) and Urbis (New Zealand).

In service to these publications he has reviewed dozens of architectural and interiors projects, and has interviewed scores of Australia's leading designers, business people and architects. Marcus has more than 50 articles in print in journals globally.

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