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Jean-Paul Rollo is a registered architect and educator living and working in Melbourne, Australia. He is currently Program Manager for Building Design (Architectural) at RMIT University and is a PhD candidate at RMIT (Architecture & Design). Jean-Paul graduated with 1st Class Honours in Architecture from RMIT University in 2002 after receiving a scholarship to complete his pre-major research in Hong Kong (CUHK). He has worked at Lyons, Bruce Henderson Architects and Elenberg Fraser before starting his own practice, Jean-Paul Rollo Architects, in 2007. In 2015 he was appointed Foundation Head of Program to establish the Bachelor of the Built Environment at Melbourne Polytechnic and has taught extensively at RMIT University in the School of Architecture and Design, and the University of Melbourne’s MSD.



PhD Candidate (Architecture & Design)
RMIT University (2015 - ongoing)


Bachelor of Architecture Honours 1st Class

RMIT University (1997 – 2002)

CUHK Chinese University of Hong Kong (2001)

Deakin University Geelong (1996)


Bachelor of Arts Town Planning and Urban Studies

Victoria University (1994 – 1995)


Selected Awards

Recipient of the RMIT PhD Scholarship

ArchiTeam Awards 2014, Middle Park Studio, Winner - commercial category

[META]Physical Graffiti, Laneways Commissions 2010 - Shortlisted Entry

‘15° A Different Pitch’ Boral Roofing Design Award 2008 - Runner-up/Highly Commended

Venice Biennale New Australian Pavilion, Di Stasio Ideas Competition 2008 - Shortlisted entry

Scholarship to Chinese University of Hong Kong, RMIT  2001



Venice Biennale New Australian Pavilion, Di Stasio Ideas Competition 2008 Heide Museum of Modern Art, 28 June - 3 August 2008

Preter-, RMIT Architecture Design Thesis Projects Exhibition 2002-2003, Melbourne City Drill Hall September 24 - October 10th


Selected Publications

Houses, Issue 103, POSTSCRIPT: Middle Park Studio, April 2015
Belle, Feb/Mar 2015, New Heights, Feb 2015

Domain, The Age, Breaking out of the Barn, Feb 13-14 2015 - click to read

Habitus, # 26, Carlton Apartment, December 2014

Houses, Issue 101, North Fitzroy House, December 2014

Australian Design Review, Middle Park Studio, November 2014 - click to read

Domain, The Age, Front to Back Transformation, Feb 15 2014 - click to read, Middle Park House - click to read

Houses, Issue 78, Middle Park House, February 2011

AIA 2011 Future City Desk Diary, images from Best of Both Worlds entry to the Australian Pavilion at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale, NOW and WHEN: Australian Urbanism.

Domain, The Age, Extension with a Material Difference, Sep 18 2010

A.R. Dec 2008 Review of Boral Roof Design Competition

Venice Biennale New Australian Pavilion, Di Stasio Ideas Competition, 2008 - Maltagliati di Icone Australiani con Icone Veneziani

Preter 2004 HK/SZ Transit City

Architecture Australia 2001 Radar Projects featuring St Andrews Beach House


Professional Experience

2004-2007, Lyons, Architect

2003-2004, Bruce Henderson Architects, Graduate Architect

2002-2003, Elenberg Fraser, Graduate Architect

1999-2001, Jean-Paul Rollo in Association with Peter Elliott Architects, Project Architect

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