Miss Iva Durakovic

Miss Iva Durakovic


Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Hons Class 1)

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Built Environment

Iva Durakovic is an interior architect with over 10 years Industry experience working on a wide range of high-profile award winning workplace design projects. She holds a Bachelor of Interior Architecture Hons (Class 1) from the University of New South Wales where she is currently Lecturer in the Interior Architecture program at the School of Built Environment. Her research focuses on the behavioural impacts of workplace design, both from perspectives of physical and experiential performance, with the aim to develop more effective measures of productivity factors, particularly within tertiary education workplace contexts.

+61 2 9065 9877
Red Centre West Wing, Room 2011
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Durakovic I; Aznavoorian L; Candido C, 2023, 'Togetherness and (work)Place: Insights from Workers and Managers during Australian COVID-Induced Lockdowns', Sustainability (Switzerland), 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su15010094
    Journal articles | 2022
    Karia A; Norman R; Robinson S; Lehnbom E; Laba T-L; Durakovic I; Balane C; Joshi R; Webster R, 2022, 'Pharmacist’s time spent: Space for Pharmacy-Based Interventions and Consultation TimE (SPICE) – An observational time and motion study', BMJ Open, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-055597
    Journal articles | 2021
    Marzban S; Durakovic I; Candido C; Mackey M, 2021, 'Learning to work from home: experience of Australian workers and organizational representatives during the first Covid-19 lockdowns', Journal of Corporate Real Estate, 23, pp. 203 - 222, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JCRE-10-2020-0049
    Journal articles | 2020
    Karia AM; Balane C; Norman R; Robinson S; Lehnbom E; Durakovic I; Laba TL; Joshi R; Webster R, 2020, 'Community pharmacist workflow: Space for Pharmacy-based Interventions and Consultation TimE study protocol', International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 28, pp. 441 - 448, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12625
    Journal articles | 2020
    Tezcan N; Durakovic I; Smith C; Lloyd E; D'Arcy S, 2020, 'Scaffolded, simulated work-integrated learning in design education: Beyond the live project', International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, Special Issue,, 21, pp. 521 - 529, https://www.ijwil.org/
  • Working Papers | 2021
    Durakovic I; Marzban S; Candido C; Ainsworth S, 2021, COVID-19 Benefits, Challenges and Learnings: Gender perspectives, http://dx.doi.org
    Working Papers | 2021
    Durakovic I; Marzban S; Candido C, 2021, Managing Change: Lessons for leadership in new ways of hybrid working, http://dx.doi.org
    Working Papers | 2021
    2021, Transformations of the Academic workplace: 50 years of change in 10, http://dx.doi.org
    Working Papers | 2020
    Durakovic I; Aznavoorian L, 2020, Place: How has the COVID-19 affected our connection to, and the importance of, Place?, http://dx.doi.org
  • Conference Presentations | 2023
    Durakovic I; Munao L; Candido C, 2023, 'A new way of working: Call it what you want, it's about balancing expectations and experience', presented at 2023 APAC Corenet Global Summit Singapore, Singapore, 14 March 2023 - 16 March 2023, https://www.corenetglobal.org/stay-informed/the-source/knowledge-center/kco-resource?url=a-new-way-of-working---call-it-what-you-want-it%27s-about-balancing-expectations-and-experience
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Durakovic I; Ghosn C; Candido C; Marzban S; Backhouse S, 2022, 'From the Rise of Open-plan Office HQ to Working Anywhere Post-2020: How Australian Millennial Academics Rate Workplaces', in rom the Rise of Open-plan Office HQ to Working Anywhere Post-2020: How Australian Millennial Academics Rate Workplaces, Santiago, Chile, pp. 389 - 395, presented at PLEA Santiago 2022: Will Cities Survive?, Santiago, Chile, 22 November 2022 - 25 November 2022, https://plea2022.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/PROCEEDING-ONLINE-FINAL-MARZO.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Lloyd E; Durakovic I, 2022, 'Nurturing Place: Towards principles for critical, community-centred WIL in diverse settings', presented at Australian Collaborative Education Network: Beyond 2022: Creating the future with WIL, Melbourne, Australia, 24 October 2022 - 25 October 2022, https://conference.acen.edu.au/2022-keynotes/
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Durakovic I; Aznavoorian L, 2021, 'Togetherness and Place considerations in the Post-Pandemic Workplace: learnings from the Australian lockdowns', presented at Workplace Trends Research Summit 2021, Online, 22 April 2021, https://workplacetrends.co/events/wtrs2021-recordings/?mc_cid=3598ffc3f8&mc_eid=f14f56307b
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Durakovic I; Marzban S; Candido C, 2021, 'Working from home during COVID-19 induced lockdowns: results from Australian workers and organisations', presented at 27TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE EUROPEAN REAL ESTATE SOCIETY, Online, 02 June 2021 - 05 June 2021, https://2021.eres.org/programme/
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Lloyd E; Durakovic I, 2021, 'Collaborate, Cambodia: Authentic learning through scaffolded, hybrid, international WIL', presented at Australian Collaborative Education Network: ‘Beyond 2020: Creating the Future with WIL’, Online, 27 October 2021 - 28 October 2021, https://acen.edu.au/resources/2020-conference-proceedings/
    Conference Abstracts | 2021
    2021, 'Academic workplaces', in Academic workplaces, Online, presented at TEMC 2021 Bright Futures, Online, https://www.temc.org.au/themes/
    Reports | 2020
    Aznavoorian L; Grose J; Durakovic I, 2020, A Case Study of the Phenomenology of BHIVE
    Conference Presentations | 2020
    Durakovic I; Aznavoorian L, 2020, 'Togetherness and Place: COVID-19 Insights and Prompts for action in the post-pandemic workplace', presented at Explore the Future of work and the workplace: WORKTECH Asia Pacific Virtual Conference, 21 October 2020, https://worktechevents.com/events/worktech20-apac/
    Conference Abstracts | 2020
    Durakovic I; Lloyd E, 2020, 'Collaborate Cambodia', in Collaborate Cambodia, presented at Australian Collaborative Education Network 2020 Virtual Summit: Beyond 2020: Creating the Future with WIL, 27 October 2020 - 28 October 2020, http://acen.edu.au/summit-program/
    Reports | 2020
    Durakovic I; Munao L; Marshall K, 2020, The Future of Work: Global impacts shaping the way we design workplaces, https://www.davenport-campbell.com.au/content/uploads/The-Future-of-Work.pdf

2021 Alastair Swayn Foundation Strategic Research Grant

2022: Winner Emerald Literati Awards Outstanding Paper, Learning to work from home: experience of Australian workers and organisational representatives during the first COVID-19 lockdowns 
2016: Winner Melbourne Design 100 Silver Medal, Interior Design Corporate Category
2015: Finalist IDEA Awards
2015: Winner Best Office Interior Asia Pacific Property Awards,
2015: Commendation AIDA Awards, Melbourne
2014: Finalist WIN Awards London
2014: Finalist Spark Awards US
2012: Commendation Asia Pacific Property Awards, Singapore
2012: Shortlisted IDEA and IDA Awards


The Future of Work - Industry partnership with Davenport Campbell. A longitudinal generative study of workplace evolution from the future workforce. Embedded work-integrated learning pathway through the design studio

Evaluating how we work during COVID-19 - https://msd.unimelb.edu.au/she/research/evaluating-how-we-work-during-covid-19 

Collaborate Cambodia: Creating authentic transcultural learning through multi stakeholder engagement in international studios and placements towards building better career-ready graduates.

Scaffolded, simulated work-integrated learning in design education - https://www.ijwil.org/

My Teaching

Associate Lecturer
Lecturer and Course Convenor: INTA 2101 Design Practice 1 Enquire, 2302 Design Practice 6 Speculate, BENV6800 Professional Placements
University of NSW, Sessional Tutor
INTA 2402 Design Practice 8: Resolve
INTA 2301 Design Practice 5: Narrate
INTA 2302, Communications & Professional Practice