Swinburne University of Technology
PI: Spatial Design in the Digital Age
Jane Burry is currently Professor and Dean of the School of Design at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne Australia. She is a registered architect in Australia and New Zealand and an internationally recognized leader in her field. Burry’s research focuses on digital and physical prototyping in architecture and design, mathematics and computational design, and performance-driven design (including acoustic, thermal and aerodynamic qualities). Burry studied architecture at the University of Cambridge and at the Mackintosh School of Art at the University of Glasgow. She has held various prestigious research positions at universities including, Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia), University of Melbourne, Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia), University of Oregon and Victoria University (Wellington, New Zealand), and was the former director of the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory at RMIT University (Melbourne Australia). She is director of the International Smartgeometry Organisation, and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Architectural Computing as well as a member of Robots in Architecture and Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia. Burry has received numerous grants for research projects from the ARC (Australian Research Council), and in 2016 received the Robots in Architecture Pioneer Award (Rob|Arch).
1. Burry, M., and J. Burry. Prototyping for Architects. London: Thames and Hudson, 2016.
2. Burry, J. and M. C. Burry. The New Mathematics of Architecture. London: Thames and Hudson, 2012.
3. Burry, J., Salim, F., et al. “Understanding heat transfer performance for designing better facades.” In ACADIA 2013, 71-78. Ontario: ACADIA, 2013.
4. Burry, J., Davis, D., et al. “Modelling Hyperboloid Sound Scattering: The Challenge of Simulating, Fabricating and Measuring.” In Computational Design Modelling, edited by C. Gengnagel, 89-96. Berlin: Springer, 2011.
5. Burry, J., Felicetti, P., et al. “Dynamical Structural Modeling: A Collaborative Design Exploration.” International Journal of Architectural Computing 3, no.1 (2005): 27-42.
6. Burry, J. “Mindful Spaces: Computational Geometry and the Conceptual Spaces in which De- signers Operate.” International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC) Special Focus Issue: Computational Geometry and Design Exploration 5, no. 4 (2007): 611-624.
7. Burry, J., Burrow, A., Amor, R., and M. C. Burry. “Shared Design Space.” In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures, Vienna, 2005, 217-226. Vienna: CAAD, 2005.
8. Burry, J. “Philosophy of mathematics for Computational Design: Spatial Intuition versus logic.” In Computational Design Thinking, Architectural Design, edited by A. Menges and S. Ahlquist, 168-178. London: Wiley, 2011.
9. Burry, J. “The shifting ground of architectural geometry: getting to know the new representational space.” Geometry and Architecture, Architectural Theory Research 15, no. 2 (2010): 187- 200.
10. Burry, J. and M. C. Burry. “GAUDÍ and CAD.” The Journal of Information Technology in Construction 11 (2006): 437-446.