Our Research Team

Dr Mirjana Lozanovska Professor & Director, AV Lab

Mirjana Lozanovska’s work investigates the creative ways that architecture mediates human dignity and identity through multidisciplinary theories of space, and it examines migration/mobility and the reinvention of the city.

Dr Paul Sanders, Professor

His research interests are in the topics of Regional Modernism, Urban Morphology, and Inter-generational Living. Architect (1988-2003) having extensive design experience through built work and international design competitions. Research: urban morphology; PhD titled Consonance in Urban Form; The Architectural Dimension of Urban Morphology.

Dr Cecilia De Marinis, Lecturer

Cecilia is an architect and design teacher. Her research interests are in urban transformation, public space dynamics, and the interplay between people and space, as well as in design pedagogy and experiential learning.

“Space is a doubt: I have to constantly mark it, to designate it. It is never mine, never given to me, I have to conquer it.”

Dr Akari Nakai Kidd, Lecturer

In pursuit of meaningful, creative, and genuine practice of Architecture through Affect research and commitment to the education of an Architect.

“The fundamental issue of architecture is that, does it affect the spirit, or doesn’t it. If it doesn’t affect the spirit, it’s a building. If it affects the spirit, it’s architecture.”

Dr Sanja Rodeš, Lecturer

Sanja Rodeš’ expertise is architectural history, theory and criticism of the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries. She is the author of the forthcoming monograph Architecture and the Image at the Turn of the 21st Century: After The Event (Routledge, 2021), and is an external editor and contributor (Serbia) for Lori A. Brown and Karen Burns (eds.), The Bloomsbury Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture 1960-2015 (2021). Rodeš has published on the relationships between contemporary architecture, media and image.

Dr Chin Koi Khoo, Lecturer

Chin Koi Khoo’s extensive body of work includes research in areas of computational architecture, digital fabrication and rapid prototyping, ubiquitous and physical computing, and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).

Juan Hevia
Dr Juan Hevia, Lecturer

Juan Hevia has an extensive experience in education having worked 12 years as a design studio professor and thesis supervisor in the School of Architecture at University CEU-San Pablo in Madrid. In 2006, he pioneered the development of the Thesis Project at the Polytechnic School of Architecture at University CEU-San Pablo. With his wide experience in academia and practice, Hevia also heads his own architecture office alongside collaborations with Rafael Moneo in Berlin, Beirut and Madrid.

Dr Igor Martek, Lecturer

Igor Martek is an academic at Deakin University, Australia. He has worked extensively in industry in evaluating, generating and managing large capital projects in various locations around the world. His research interests include the procurement and facilitation of capital projects as an instrument of national competitive strategy, and the competitive behaviours of international construction firms.

Md Mizanur Rashid
Dr Md Mizanur Rashid, Lecturer

Mizanur Rashid is an architect and an academician. He is currently working as a Senior Lecturer at Deakin School of Architecture. His teaching and research interest combines design narratives, tradition and sustainability, and digital design. As an architect-academician, he focuses exclusively on the pluralistic (both tangible and intangible) aspects of architecture and its narratives. Mizanur’s current research area combines different disciplines, i.e. architectural history and digital heritage and heritage management, design computation and augmented and virtual reality application in architectural theory and design studies.