The founder and coordinator of the group is Nic Dowse, Boyd homeowner and RMIT architecture student. If you are interested in the group, or would like to know more, contact us at nicdowse AT gmail.com
What is the Boyd Homes Group?
The Boyd Homes Group is an informal network of owners, their friends, former owners and people who have worked on buildings designed by Robin Boyd. We offer all owners the opportunity to learn about Boyd's architecture and design issues in general. In doing so we help owners make informed decisions about managing their properties. Through periodic "open houses", seminars, tours and events we discuss issues relevant to owners - from "managing water in a Boyd" to "the renovate vs restore debate".
On Robin Boyd
Robin Boyd (1919–1971), born and educated in Melbourne, was a member of the famous Australian family of artists and writers. He was a distinguished architect, writer and social commentator and throughout the 1940s and 1950s was Australia’s leading proponent of the modern movement. Boyd held a lifelong interest in modern architecture tempered by regional concerns. He was a leading practitioner of the post-war Melbourne regional style. The suburban house was often the focus of Boyd’s efforts, both in design and writing, and he enjoyed relatively few opportunities to design major buildings.