Doherty Institute   Melbourne, Australia

A keystone building within the University of Melbourne’s Parkville precinct, The Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity is a world-class centre for biomedical research.


The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity is an infection and immunity powerhouse combining research, public health and education, supported by the Victorian Government and Melbourne Health.

The Institute groups seven major research organisations allowing hundreds of expert scientists, researchers, clinicians, academics, staff and students to share resources, equipment and knowledge.

Containing a range of highly specialised laboratories, support spaces, and integrated teaching facilities, the spaces created within the building promote and prioritise the collaboration, but equally the health and well-being, of the building users.

A centre for excellence and creativity that befits its namesake and patron, Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty, the institute is a highly sustainable building that strengthens scientific leadership.

The building has been awarded a 5-Star Green Star rating by the Green Building Council of Australia.

“Grimshaw’s working method is analytical, collaborative and insightful and I have greatly enjoyed our efforts together over the past years. They are leading environmental design thinkers and innovators, yet they take completion milestones and design to budget very seriously.”

Chris White, The University of Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia

Project Type
Life Sciences →

University of Melbourne (with Melbourne Health)

26,000 sq m



Peter Bennetts, Cameron Conwell

Associate Architect
JV Architects: Billard Leece Partnership