Skip to main content

Jarrod Haberfield

Seabourn Conversations, Featured Speaker

Jarrod Haberfield is an architect, educator and scholar with abiding interests in architecture and museology. His expert perspective on the ways that art and architecture relate to and influence each other is at the heart of his current doctoral research into the emergence of the house-museum as a hybrid architectural type.

Jarrod trained in his native New Zealand and on graduation relocated to Melbourne, where he remains; his career has seen him working in practices of diverse type and scale, with a specialization in high-end residential design. In his role as director of award-winning practice, Molecule, he ran numerous projects from inception to completion, including private houses for which the incorporation of art collections brought a particular focus to the briefing and design processes. Developing expertise in the balancing of art display and domestic life sponsored Jarrod's deep interest in the relationship between art and architecture, which today defines both his personal and professional lives.

Alongside his practice interests, Jarrod is a passionate and experienced educator who has been involved for over a decade with the University of Melbourne as a design tutor, design critic, and sessional tutor assisting the delivery of Master of Architecture subjects including Critical & Curatorial Practices in Design and Architectural Cultures.

Seabourn Odyssey, December 5-11, 2023, Melbourne roundtrip