Keynotes

  • Keynote, UoM Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning fall symposium on concrete research and building innovation, Detroit, USA, 1 November 2019
  • Keynote, Tangible versus intangible materiality: interpreting Gaudí and the colliding forces of traditional and innovative construction, 6th Annual Global Congress of Knowledge Economy (GCKE), Qingdao, China, 20 September 2019
  • Keynote, Towards Sustainable Urban Design: Harnessing the Whole of the University’s Discipline Base, International Forum on Innovation and Emerging Industries Development (IEID) – Day 2, Shanghai, China, 18 September 2019
  • Keynote presentation, Digital Futures Conferenece – Day 2, Shanghai, China, Monday 8th July 2019.
  • Keynote speaker, That Difficult Nexus: Traditional Practice, Evolving Technology and Scale at FAB Biennale, Mumbai, India, 1 December 2018
  • Keynote presentation, Digital Fabrication Canterbury BuildNZ Designex 2016, Christchurch, New Zealand, 11:30am, Friday 5th August 2016.
  • Simplexifying complexity: Gaudí and the Sagrada Família, Revit Technology Conference (RTC) 2015 – Asia, Thursday 10th September 2015.
  • Antoni Gaudí and his Role in Forming a Traditional Craft and Digital Culture Continuum, Kyoto University, International Conference on Culture and Computing 2015, Sunday 18th October 2015.
  • The Algorithm and the Design Narrative, Architectural Association (AA), AA PhD Symposium: Algorithms and Actualisation, Friday 12 December 2014.
  • Craft, digital fabrication, and digital assembly: Thrusting heads into the clouds while keeping feet on the ground, Autodesk University, Design Computation Symposium AU 2014, Wednesday 3 December 2014.
  • Redesigning a Classic – Sagrada Família, Property Institute of New Zealand, Property Institute Conference 2014: New Thinking, New Opportunities, Friday 3rd July 2014.
  • Completing Gaudí’s Sagrada Família Basílica: Meeting the BIM Challenges, Revit Technology Conference – Tenth Australasian Revit Technology Conference 2014, Thursday 29th May 2014.
  • BIM and the building site: assimilating digital fabrication within craft traditions, EFFAT University, The seventh International Conference of the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD) 2014, Tuesday 1st April 2014.
  • Scratching the Surface of Parametric Design Possibility: Parametric Thinking Aiding Rather than Leading Design, Architectural Association, Em Tech MArch Phase II, Wednesday 22nd January 2014.
  • Gaudí’s Sagrada Família: A living laboratory for traditional and digital fabrication, Tsinghua University, The 1st Digital Architecture Design Association (DADA) 2013 International Conference on Digital Architecture, Sunday 29th September 2013.
  • Continuing Gaudí’s Sagrada Família Basilica Project: Sustaining Traditional ‘Deep Practice’ in Order to Embrace the Future, Ordem dos Arquitectos Secção Regional Norte (OASRN) in partnership with the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Oporto Casa da Música, 1st eCAADe Regional International Workshop: Future Traditions,Thursday 4th April 2013.
  • CAADRIA 2012, Keynote Scripting the Future Beyond Codes and Pixels The Hindustan University, Chenai, India. 25 April 2012
  • Completing Esglesia La Sagrada Familia, 15th International Conference on Geometry and Graphics, McGill University, Montreal Mark Burry 1 -5 August 2012
  • Drawing Out the Model, Drawing Out: 2012 conference, The University of the Arts, London, UK, 30 March 2012.
  • ASCA 100th Annual Meeting, Opening Panel and keynote address Host School: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 03 March 2012
  • Opening keynote, Preaching Practice, Sverre Fehn Symposium 2011: Research Frameworks, Areas and Trajectories in Architecture, the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), Oslo, Norway, 27-28 October 2011.
  • Keynote, Kick Off for International Concrete Design Competition, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), BK City, Oostserre, The Netherlands, 6 October 2011.
  • Opening keynote, Design Research, Tampere Architecture Week: Design on Tampere, Finland, 30 September 2011.
  • Opening keynote, FABRICATE: Digital Fabrication symposium, Bartlett School of Architecture, The Building Centre, London, UK, 15-16 April 2011.
  • The Completion of the Sagrada Família, Material XPerience 2011, Utrecht, Holland, 8 February 2011.
  • Closing keynote, The Importance of Dissemination of Architectural Ideas: Future Directions for Architectural Design Journal, AD 80th Anniversary symposium, London, UK, 29 June 2010.
  • Opening keynote, Geometry as Gaudi Design Driver, SmartGeometry: Fabrication and Digital Manufacturing Symposium, Barcelona, 24 March 2010.
  • Supporting the Silos: Trans-disciplinary Design Research as Defender of the Disciplines, Cumulus 38° South 2009 Conference, Swinburne University of Technology and RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, 14 November 2009.
  • Untangling the Mysteries – Temple Sagrada Família, Institute of Architects NZIA Napier Conference, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, 31 October 2009.
  • Barcelona: Creative City Precincts, Victoria University School of Architecture, Wellington, New Zealand, 29 October 2009.
  • Convergent Design and Contemporary Transdisciplinary Design Research Dilemmas: The Status of the Idea, Authorship, Ownership, Curatorship and Leadership within Creative Collaborations, Third Nordic Design Research Conference, NORDES’09: Engaging Artefacts at the School of Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway, 31 August 2009.
  • Parametric Design, Associative Geometry, Bligh Voller Nield Retreat, Sydney,Australia, 30 July 2009.
  • Creative approaches to precincts – Park Güell and the Barcelona Precinct Making of Antonio Gaudi, University of Queensland’s PACE Inaugural International Symposium, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 25 July 2009.
  • After Gaudí: Lessons for Complex and Convergent Design Research, Queensland University of Technology School of Design ARC-2009 Undergraduate Architectural Research Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 12 June 2009.
  • Realistic Optimism, SmartGeometry Conference 2009, San Francisco, USA, 2 April 2009.
  • Untangling the mysteries – Temple Sagrada Família, AIA NSW Country Division, Coffs Harbour, Australia, 8 October 2008.
  • 30 years of virtual design and the embedded practice program, Virtual Design Conference, London, UK, 2-3 December 2008.
  • The Sagrada Família Church: The Challenges of Visualising the Unfamiliar, Keynote speaker ANZAScA Conference, University of Newcastle, Australia, 28 November 2008.
  • Keynote address, ACID Symposium, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, 24 October 2008.
  • Chasing Gaudí’s Hyperboloids, Keynote presentation, International Society of the Arts, Mathematics and Architecture (ISAMA), Valencia, Spain, 18 June 2008.
  • Architects, Engineers and the 3D Model, Opening keynote presentation 3D Modelling symposium, Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany, 6 April 2008.
  • Parametric Approaches II: Computation and Material Symposium, Keynote presentation, Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA), Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, 23 November 2007.
  • Unfreezing the Music: Animation and Antoni Gaudí, Keynote address, ANIMFXNZ 2007 Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand, 6 November 2007.
  • Pencils, Wikis and Cyber-Scribbles, Keynote presentation 13th International Conference on virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM’07), Brisbane, Australia, 26 September 2007.
  • That Difficult Nexus: Creating a Meaningful Relationship between Design Education, Research and Practice’, ConnectED International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, Australia, July 2007.
  • Morpho What? Keynote presentation atCtrlShift07, Biennial Pacific Students of Architecture Congress, Wellington, New Zealand, 1-6 July 2007.
  • Keynote presentation RAIA National Conference, National Tour; Cross-Over Package, Melbourne, Australia, April 2007.
  • ‘That’s Not Research! Architecture and the Academy’, Archivision 2007, RAIA National Conference, Melbourne, Australia, April 2007.
  • Address to Council for the Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences (CHASS) Workshop, Canberra, Australia, 27 February 2007.
  • Architectural Research in the Academy and in Practice: Resolving Some Shared Dilemmas, Bartlett University International Lecture Series, London, UK, 17 January 2007.
  • Digital Applications and Cultural Heritage: A Dynamic co-evolution, Keynote presentation at International Conference on Digital Applications in Cultural Heritage 2007 (DACH 2007), National Centre for Research and Preservation of Cultural Properties, Graduate Institute of Architecture at the National Chiao Tung University Taipei, Taiwan, 14 January 2007.
  • Generative Components Workshop, Bentley Systems, Melbourne, 23 October 2006.
  • Robertson Memorial Lecture, Curtin University, Western Australia, 12 October 2006.
  • The New Studio, RMIT School of Architecture and Design Alumni event, PAM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 2006.
  • Gaudí and a fourth dimension through implied animation, Antoni Gaudí Architecture and Art Exhibition, National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Taipei, Taiwan, September, 2006.
  • Architecture of Concurrent Engineering, RAIA NSW, Tusculum, Sydney, Australia, May 2006.
  • Beyond the Algorithm: Differentiated Structures through other Computational and Haptic Processes Requiring More Direct Human Intervention , “Differentiated Structures in Nature and Design’ Symposium, Architectural Association, London, UK, March 2006.
  • Canadian Masonry Research Institute Annual Masonry Lecture, University of Calgary, Canada, 9 March 2006.
  • Canadian Masonry Research Institute Annual Masonry Lecture, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, 8 March 2006.
  • Antoni Gaudí and the Status of His Drawings and Models, Architectural Association School of Architecture Lecture Series, London, UK, January 2006.
  • Design Research, Practice, and Education: Converging Disciplines, Embedded Practice, Converge ’05, Christchurch, New Zealand, October 2005.
  • Architectural Education and Research Embedded in Practice: Post Digital Opportunities for Creative Convergence, Leading European Architects Forum (LEAF) 2005, Barcelona, September 2005
  • Teaching Construction in the New Digital Era, European Network of Heads of Schools of Architecture (ENHSA), Construction Teachers Workshop, Barcelona, Spain, September 2005.
  • Embedding Architectural Research and Learning into Post Digital Practice, Invited address for Delft ‘National Monuments Day’, Technical University Delft, Holland, September 2005.
  • Digitally Sponsored Convergence of Design Education, Research and Practice, CAAD Futures 2005 ‘Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures’, Vienna, Austria, July 2005.
  • Keynote session – Technology – Exchange 2005, Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) National Conference, Melbourne, Australia, April 2005.
  • Convergent Design, FUTUREGROUND, Design Research Society International Conference, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, November 2004.
  • Fabrication and Human Factors, ACADIA, Waterloo University, Canada, November 2004.
  • Paramorph and Gaudí’s Sagrada Família, Gehry Technologies Architecture and Digital Integration Symposium, London, UK, September 2004.
  • From Gaudí to Gehry and Beyond, Non-Standard Architecture Praxis, MIT, Boston, USA, September 2004.
  • After Gaudí – Architecture of Anticipation.  Patricia Coleman Lecture, University of Otago, New Zealand, August 2004.
  • Authorship, States of Mind Design Evolution conference, University of Tasmania, Australia, July 2004.
  • After Gaudí: Post Digital Collaboration, Creating the Collaborative Advantage, Box Hill Institute, Melbourne, Australia, June 2004.
  • Mathematics in the Service of Architecture, NEXUS, Mexico University, Mexico, June 2004.
  • After Gaudí, David Thistlewood Memorial Lecture – Liverpool University, School of Architecture and Design, Liverpool, UK, February 2004.
  • Antoni Gaudí’s Computational Legacy, Human Centric Computing Languages and Environments conference, Auckland, New Zealand, October 2003.
  • Interface between Researchers in University and Practice. Plenary address AASA, University of Melbourne, Australia, 30 September 2003.
  • After Gaudí – Architecture of Anticipation: Keynote Sun Microsystems Annual Client Conference, Barcelona, Spain, September 2003.
  • Gaudí and Dalí, Keynote address, Fantasy Space: Surrealism + Architecture conference, Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester, UK, September 2003.
  • After Gaudí: Geometry in the Service of Ideas, Mathematics and Culture, University of Venice, Italy, June 2003.
  • Digital Design, British Institute of Architectural Technicians annual conference, London, UK, February 2003.
  • Interface between Researchers in University and Practice, AASA, University of Melbourne, Australia, September 2002.
  • Parametric Design and the Sagrada Familia, Digital Tectonics Conference, University of Bath, UK, March 2002.
  • Designing and Manufacturing Architecture in the Digital Age, University of Pennsylvania, USA, March 2002.

Architecture and Geometry, Cambridge University, UK, November 1999.

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