Public Lecture Series

Mark and Jane Burry

Mark and Jane Burry
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
HKU Department of Architecture
Spring 2022 Public Lecture Series
Desert Island Buildings
Mark and Jane Burry

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Meeting ID: 920-6513-2384
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Mark Burry is the Founding Director of Swinburne University of Technology’s Smart Cities Research Institute. His role is to lead the development of a whole-of-university research approach to urban futures to help ensure that future cities and regions anticipate and meet the needs of all. He 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 a Senior Architect to the Sagrada Família Basilica Foundation since 1979, concluding with the completion of the basilica’s schematic design and design development of the principal façade (Glory Façade) in 2016. His recent publications include an edited four-volume collection of papers on digital architecture (Routledge – Taylor & Francis, March 2020), and an edition of Architectural Design titled ‘Urban Futures – Designing the Digitalised City’ (Wiley, May/June 2020).

Jane Burry is an architect, Professor and Dean of the School of Design at Swinburne University of Technology. She is the lead author of The New Mathematics of Architecture (Thames & Hudson, 2010), editor of Designing the Dynamic (Melbourne Books, 2013), co-author of Prototyping for Architects (Thames & Hudson, 2016), and has over a hundred other publications. She co-chaired FABRICATE 2020, co-edited Making Resilient Architecture (UCL Press, 2020), co-curated the 2018 International Exhibition Dynamics of Air, and co-directs Smartgeometry. She has practised and taught internationally, including involvement as a project architect in the technical office at Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Família Basilica with partner Mark Burry. Her recent research investigates architectural geometry and materiality in tandem with rich environmental data gathering to fine-tune the acoustic, thermal and airflow design for high-quality, human-centric environments.

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