Ivan Rijavec is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects, director of Rijavec Architecture and Citiniche Australia. He has received numerous awards for design excellence, regularly chaired and served on AIA awards juries and addressed professional and academic audiences throughout Australia.
He was a founding member of the Half Time Club, a post-graduate forum, and a contributor to Transition Magazine—two “incubators” that nurtured several influential Australian architects.
Rijavec’s work was included in several millennium publications and exhibitions including Architects for the New Millennium, Images Publishing; Monument January 2000 celebrating Australian design innovation at the turn of the century; Fin De Ciecle, a book and exhibition marking RMIT’s inaugural Masters programme; and the Melbourne Master Architects exhibition at TarraWarra.
His work was included in Design City Melbourne by Leon Van Schaik and the NGV’s Melbourne Now exhibition celebrating Melbourne’s design culture in the first decade of the new millennium. Pure Form, edited by Stephen Crafti and published by the Images Group in 2000, focuses on his work in the preceding decade.
Ivan inspired and co-directed NOW+WHEN Australian Architecture and Urbanism at the Australian 2010 Venice Biennale. Acclaimed internationally, this exhibition subsequently toured internationally to audiences exceeding 250,000. He was a founding director and designer of Panorama, Melbourne’s first digital arthouse cinema and gallery, and founded Citiniche, Australia’s first web-based, crowd-sourced design and property development platform.
Ivan is an innovative Melbourne-based architect with experience on a broad range of architectural and urban design projects both in Australia and internationally.