The seven-member Jury is responsible for shortlisting teams in Stage 1 and evaluating the Stage 2 design concepts.

This is the first stage in a two-stage competition endorsed by the Australian Institute of Architects. Greater Shepparton City Council seeks a wide range of responses to the EOI.

The Jury selected a shortlist from the EOI. Shortlisted teams were invited to develop a concept design for SAM in Stage 2.

Professor Donald Bates

Chair, Architectural Design, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne

B.Arch – Univ of Houston (1978); M.Arch – Cranbrook Academy of Art (1983); Fellow of Australian Institute of Architects; Member Royal Institute of British Architects; Registered Architect – Victoria and UK

Professor Donald Bates is the Chair of Architectural Design at University of Melbourne.  He is also a Founder and Director of the international architectural practice, LAB Architecture Studio.

He graduated with a B.Arch from University of Houston, and completed his M.Arch degree at Cranbrook Academy of Art.  Upon graduation, Donald directed Unit 10 at the Architectural Association in London, from 1983 until 1989.  In 1989, he was an associate to Daniel Libeskind on the winning design for the Berlin Museum with Jewish Collection (known as the Jewish Museum_Berlin). In 1990, Donald established LoPSiA (Laboratory of Primary Studies in Architecture), an independent research school for architecture, operating for 4 years in France.

In 1994, Bates and Peter Davidson founded LAB Architecture Studio, and in 1997, LAB won the international architectural design competition for Federation Square in Melbourne.  With offices in Melbourne and Shanghai, LAB Architecture Studio has designed a range of large-scale commercial, cultural, civic and residential projects, as well as numerous master plans and urban designs, with built works in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, the UK, Singapore, and throughout China. [www.labarchitecture.com]

Prof Bates has lectured at more than 220 schools of architecture, and has been an external examiner in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore.  He has directed workshops and summer schools in Italy, Germany, and Iran.  He has been a jury member for more than a dozen international design competitions.  Prof Bates is a member of the Victorian Design Review Panel.  He was one of the Creative Directors for the highly successful 2015 National Architecture Conference of the Australian Institute of Architects.  He is a member of the Academic Board at University of Melbourne.  He has been published extensively, across more than 30 countries, and has been exhibited in museums and galleries in the USA, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Australia, Japan, Taiwan and UAE.

Rueben Berg

Executive Director, Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria

Rueben Berg is a Gunditjmara man and the Executive Officer of Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria.

Rueben Berg is also the founder and Managing Director of RJHB Consulting, and the Indigenous Ultimate Association.

Mr. Berg is a member on various boards including Westernport Water, the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Indigenous Advisory Board, the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute Advisory Board, the World Flying Disc Federation Ultimate Committee, and is an adjunct lecturer at Monash University.

He has a Bachelor of Architecture and is a Cultural Heritage Advisor under the Aboriginal Heritage Act.

Dr Rebecca Coates

Director SAM

Rebecca Coates was appointed Director of SAM in January 2016. She is an established curator, writer and lecturer, with over 20 years professional art museum and gallery experience in both Australia and overseas.

She previously taught Art History and Art Curatorship at the University of Melbourne, and holds a PhD in Art History.  She has held positions at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA); the Melbourne International Arts Festival (MIAF); Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK; and the National Gallery of Victoria.  She has curated numerous exhibitions, and edited and contributed to a range of exhibition catalogues and publications, including Frieze, Art & Australia, Eyeline, Art World, Art Monthly Australia, un magazine, Broadsheet as well as refereed academic journals.  She speaks and writes regularly on contemporary art and theory, curatorial practice, and art in the public realm.

She is an Honorary Fellow, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne; and Chair of the City of Melbourne Public Art Advisory Panel.

Carillo Gantner, AO

Carrillo Gantner is Chairman of The Sidney Myer Fund, a major Australian foundation and a corresponding member of The Hague Club, the association of Directors of major European foundations.

Carrillo has a BA Melbourne University, a Master of Fine Arts (Drama) Stanford, and a Graduate Diploma in Arts Administration, Harvard.  Carrillo was the first Drama Officer, Australia Council for the Arts 1970-1973; General Manager, Melbourne Theatre Company 1973-1975; Founding Director, Playbox Theatre 1976-1984 and Artistic Director 1988-1993 (opening The Malthouse Theatres in 1990); Counsellor (Cultural), Australian Embassy Beijing 1985-1987; Chairman, Performing Arts Board, Australia Council 1990-1993; Chairman, Asialink (Melbourne University) 1992-2006; Chairman, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 1994-2000; President, Victorian Arts Centre Trust 2000-2009; and President, Melbourne Festival 2009-2014. 

He was formerly Director and Chairman of Myer Family Investments, formerly Director of a JV property company in Vietnam and currently Director of two funds of HK fund manager Ward Ferry.

Carrillo was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2001 for services to the performing arts and cultural exchange with Asia.  In the same year he received the inaugural Dame Elisabeth Cultural Leader of the Year Award.  In 2006 U.N.S.W. awarded him an Honorary Doctorate for services to the arts and the community.   In recognition of his cultural and philanthropic service, he was named 2007 Victorian of the Year.  In 2008 he was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

David Islip

David is an architect and Principal Adviser at the Office of Victorian Government Architect, Department of Premier & Cabinet.

David has over 20 years experience in the private and public sector advocating the benefits of design. He is the Deputy Chair of the Architects Registration Board of Victoria (ARBV), a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), a member of the Victorian Design Review Panel (VDRP), University of Melbourne Architectural Program Advisory Board and the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA). He has acted as an expert witness at VCAT and served as a jury chair and member for the AIA Architecture Awards and the Victorian Architecture Medal.

David has taught and participated in urban design and architectural critique sessions at Melbourne University, RMIT, Deakin University, Monash University and the Robin Boyd Design Studios.

David graduated with first class honours from the University of Melbourne and began his career with the Melbourne office of Peter McIntyre and then as a Project Architect at Daryl Jackson Architects. David was previously the Principal Urban Designer at SJB Urban, Urban Design and Heritage Architect at the City of Port Phillip and a senior architect at Bates Smart.

Doug Hall, AM

Doug Hall was born, raised and educated in Victoria, is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, and was director of two regional galleries before moving to Brisbane in 1987. He returned to Melbourne six years ago and in 2014 became Associate Professor and Honorary Fellow in the School of Culture and Communications, Faculty of Arts, at the University of Melbourne.

He was the Commissioner for the Australian exhibitions at the Venice Biennale in 2009 and again for the 54th in 2011.

Between 1987 and 2007 he was director of the Queensland Art Gallery. Under his directorship the Queensland Art Gallery expanded its international focus and developed a strong engagement with Asia, especially through his initiative, the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art. He conceived the idea for the $140 million Gallery of Modern Art and oversaw its development. It opened on 1 December 2006.

He served on the inaugural Executive Committee of the Australia-Thailand Institute. In 2013 he was appointed to the board of the Australian Japan Foundation. He recently served as an advisory board member of the Faculty of the Victorian College of Arts and Music, and remains a board member of SCAF (Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney). As chairman of the Michael Buxton Collection, (Melbourne) he played a central role in it being gifted to the University of Melbourne. He was appointed to the board of Gertrude Contemporary in 2014.

In 1999 he was awarded the University of Queensland’s degree of Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa for his contribution to the visual arts in Queensland. In 2001 he was awarded a member of the Order of Australia, and in 2006 was made a Chevalier dans l‘Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the Republic of France.

Shelley Penn (Chair)

Manager, City Design Studio, City Design and Project, City of Melbourne

Shelley Penn is a Melbourne-based architect whose work includes strategic advice to government and the private sector on architecture and urban design for public places across all scales. In addition to her award-winning project work, she has held a number of significant positions.

Shelley was Chair of the National Capital Authority until December 2014, and the 2012 National President of the Australian Institute of Architects. She was Deputy Chair of the Heritage Council of Victoria, Associate Victorian Government Architect within the Department of Premier and Cabinet, and Design Director in the Office of the NSW Government Architect.  In 2011 She co-chaired a major review of the planning processes for the 22Ha Barangaroo, $6bn development north-western of Sydney's CBD. 

Shelley commenced as Manager of the City Design Studio at the City of Melbourne in January 2016. She is also a Director of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, a member of the Victorian Design Review Panel, a member of the Melboure High School Council, Adjunct Professor in Architecture Practice at Monash University and Associate Professor in Architecture at the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne. 

Through her practice, advocacy and advisory work, and in all of her roles, Shelley is driven by an enduring commitment to enriching culture, improving social outcomes and to sustainability through advancing the quality of the built environment.

Shelley is a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects, and Honorary member of the American Institute of Architects, the New Zealand Institute of Architects and the Royal Architects Institute of Canada. In 2014 she was named as one of the AFR/Westpac ‘100 Women of Influence’.

Competition Advisor

Justine Clark

Justine Clark is an architectural advocate, editor, critic and researcher.

She is founding editor of Parlour: women, equity, architecture and a former editor of Architecture Australia, the journal of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Justine is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Facility of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne.