Geoff Crosby ran a design studio looking at suburban housing models at the RMIT University in Melboune in 1996. The exercise including taking a single house block in atypical outer suburban housing development and designing three houses for the site. The students were given a court and each asked to select a site. They then had to respond to what was being designed on the sites either side of them. Issues of solar access and private open space were paramount. This was a first year studio.