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A longstanding

RMIT has been instrumental in the development of Melbourne. As a trusted consultant, we’re proud to contribute to that legacy.

RMIT has engaged Diadem to keep its brand contemporary, clear and consistent across multiple touchpoints over many years. Works delivered include sky signs, directional signage, wayfinding and statutory signage for campuses across Melbourne and Vietnam.




Chris Perks Design

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Advising an
education leader

The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) was established in 1887 as the Working Men’s College in Melbourne. Since its founding days, RMIT has been a vital part of Melbourne’s CBD, with its technology and design courses particularly sought after.

Diadem began working with RMIT in 2000 when, in conjunction with Chris Perks Design, a new wayfinding strategy and signage suite was developed. Since then, Diadem has delivered projects across all campuses locally and abroad, modifying and updating the packages required to become RMIT’s trusted design advisor.

Diadem takes immense pride in its ongoing collaboration with RMIT.

A wayfinding

At the heart of the relationship between Diadem and RMIT is the wayfinding masterplan. Wayfinding should always be user-led and easy to use, and the makeup of RMIT’s city campus amplifies this where buildings are dispersed across the northern part of Melbourne CBD.

Alongside its distinctive yellow directional signage, Diadem improved navigation by adopting a building numbering system with place names becoming secondary.

Diadem’s intuitive masterplan has also been applied to other campuses. At the flagship Design Hub building, Diadem returned to revisit the building’s wayfinding system given a few years of real-time pedestrian flow since opening.

Working on campuses overseas, in Vietnam and Spain, Diadem’s project management team has sourced contractors and suppliers who could execute the signage masterplan sign to the highest standard.

With each new campus and each new challenge, Diadem continues to deliver.


RMIT contracted diadem to undertake a critical review and analysis of the existing signage manual. The aim was to bring their existing signage suite in line with disability access review requirements.

Working in consultation with Equal Access and RMIT, Diadem developed an updated signage manual and additional sign types which cater to the needs of all students.

Diadem then managed the construction and implementation of the updated signage suite across all RMIT’s locations. Following this project’s success, Diadem was engaged to design and implement statement location maps for each RMIT campus.

Taking the
brand overseas

From academic buildings in Spain to the construction of a $20 million expansion in Vietnam, RMIT continues to grow.

The Ho Chi Minh City Campus was designed in line with Australian 5-star standards in sustainability. Diadem’s role in this project included the delivery of two 15-metre signs.

In Spain, Diadem worked on identification signage for RMIT Europe’s campus in Barcelona.

“Diadem acts as a trusted advisor for RMIT signage projects, managing everything from design to delivery.”

  • Graham Martin – Head of Property, RMIT


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