PROFESSOR MARK BURRY

Founding Director, Smart Cities Research Institute and Professor of Urban Futures
Swinburne University of Technology

Mark has published internationally on two main themes: the life and work of the architect Antoni Gaudí, and putting theory into practice with regard to ‘challenging’ architecture. He has also published widely on broader issues of design, construction and the use of computers in design theory and practice.

As architect to the Temple Sagrada Família since 1979, Mark is untangling the mysteries of Gaudí’s compositional strategies for his greatest work. In 2006, Mark was awarded the Australian Research Council’s most prestigious funding award, a ‘Federation Fellowship’ for five years.

Mark holds various senior positions at academic institutions in Europe, New Zealand and Australia, is a member of the Advisory Board of Gehry Technologies in Los Angeles, was a member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts [2003 – 2007], was a member of the RAIA National Education Committee (2001– 2005) and is the Chair of the Research Leaders Group of the Australasian CRC for Interaction Design.

Mark’s work has been published internationally on two main themes: the life and work of the architect Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona, and putting theory into practice with regards to ‘challenging’ architecture. He has also published widely on broader issues of design, construction and the use of computers in design theory and practice.