School of Architecture and Built Environment alumni

The a+b Alumni consists of graduates, former students, former staff and valued friends of Deakin University Architecture and Built Environment including its antecedent institutions, namely The Gordon Institute

The a+b Alumni provides opportunity for the School to measure the value of our graduates in professional, academic and discipline related fields. It also provides a network of mentors and inspiration for undergraduates and postgraduates as well as newly inducted professionals into the field.

The alumni chapter works closely with the School to build and maintain communication channels with our members. In doing so it recognises the importance and value of maintaining graduate links, building professional and industry networks and developing international and global relations. 

Mission Statement

Our mission is to establish a thriving community offering fellowship and a network of resources to be nurtured and shared by our School and our alumni community. Graduates who in turn become part of our professional body are important and valuable sources of support, advice and collegiality and are able to provide feedback on contemporary course content. The resources that an alumni network can offer are invaluable and cannot be overlooked or underestimated. Its success depends on establishing, maintaining and building its membership.

These are achieved through care, commitment and continuity at all levels within the School. It is a nurturing process - not unlike the nurturing of a seedling to maturity and to its capacity to in turn bear fruit for the next generation, suggesting that to ensure its fruition, it requires fertilisation, optimum conditions, care and commitment hence our mission for our alumni is planting the seeds for our future.


As a member, you will be invited to take part in University-wide and chapter-specific events such as reunions, social events and professional seminars.

All students and staff are welcome to register to become an alumni member. Registration is free. Note: From 2014, all new graduates are automatically considered to be an alumnus.

There are a range of services that alumni can access and well as benefits to many external providers of various services. For further information visit the central alumni services and benefits area.

If you have any news or information that you would like to share with us and your fellow alumni, please contact us.  We would also appreciate any suggestions on events that you would be interested in attending. Please email

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