Michael McMahon, a descendant of the Bundjalung people of north-east New South Wakes, will undertake a Master of Arts in Architecture at the Royal College of Art in London. RCA is widely considered the world's leading Art and Design university.
Michael grew up in Darwin before moving to Melbourne to study at RMIT, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Architectural Design in 2014. During his studies, Michael was awarded the McCraith Scholarship in Architecture and the Ngarara William Postgraduate Scholarship.
Michael currently works as a Student Architect at Denton Corker Marshall Architects in Melbourne. He is also the current Director of Indigenous Architecture and Design (IADV), Melbourne.
In his MA thesis, Michael hopes to focus on ideas of resilience and explore how architecture can be used as a tool to celebrate and strengthen cultural by giving it both material and social consistency.