IAAC Lecture Series Mark Burry
Mark Burry is a New Zealand architect, who is currently the Professor of Innovation and Director of the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. He is also Executive Architect and Researcher at the Temple Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Previously, Burry has been a visiting professor at the University of Liverpool, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya and Victoria University of Wellington.
He has collaborated with Gehry Partners LLP, dECOi Paris, Foster and Partners and Arup and was a member of the Prime Ministers Science, Engineering and Innovation Council in 2005 as part of the working group examining the role of creativity in the innovation economy. He has received degrees from the University of Cambridge. He is a current Australian Research Council Federation Fellow.
Professor Mark Burry is a registered architect and the Founding Director for Swinburne University of Technology’s Smart Cities Research Institute (SCRI), an appointment he took up in May 2017. His role is to lead the development of a whole-of-university research approach to ‘urban futures’, helping ensure that our future cities anticipate and meet the needs of all – smart citizens participating in the development of smart cities.
Mark is a practising architect who has published internationally on two main themes: putting theory into practice with regard to procuring ‘challenging’ architecture, and the life, work and theories of the architect Antoni Gaudí. He has been Senior Architect to the Sagrada Família Basilica Foundation since 1979, pioneering distant collaboration with his colleagues based on-site in Barcelona concluding in late 2016 on his completion of the full proposal for the main front (Glory Façade) based on Gaudí’s surviving material.
IAAC Lecture Series 2019/20
26th of November 2019
Swinburne University of Technology / IAAC Faculty
@ 19.30, IAAC Auditorium
Free and Open to the Public
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