Our People

We are an internationally and culturally diverse team of world-class researchers, award-winning practitioners, and academics at the forefront of industry innovation.  

We collaborate across disciplines to provide best-in-class teaching which mirrors the world of work in Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction Management and Environmental Engineering across the globe.

Professor Jane Burry

Professor Jane Burry

Head of School of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Professor Jane Burry is an architect, Deputy Director of the ARC Training Centre for Next Gen Architectural Manufacturing, director of the international Smartgeometry Organisation, and President of the Deans of Design and Built Environment in Australia. A co-chair of IASS 23, FABRICATE 2020, and co-curator of the 2018 International Exhibition Dynamics of Air, she has served on the Hong Kong University Grants Committee (UGC). From 2017 to 2023, Professor Burry was Dean, Design and Architecture at Swinburne University and from 2012 -17, Director of the Spatial Information Laboratory at RMIT University. She has held visiting positions at IAAC and University of Oregon. She is a recent recipient of an Australian Timber Design Award, Australian Good Design Award, Gold, ACADIA Excellence in Teaching Award and Robots in Architecture Pioneer Award. 

Her recent research investigates architectural geometry and materiality in tandem with rich environmental data gathering to fine tune the acoustic, thermal and air flow design of high quality, human-centric environments. She is lead author of The New Mathematics of Architecture, T&H, editor of Designing the Dynamic, Melbourne Books, and co-author of Prototyping for Architects, T&H and has well over a hundred other publications. She has practiced, researched and taught internationally, including involvement as a project architect in the technical office at Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Família Basilica with partner Mark Burry.

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