Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
Senior Lecturer

Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Built Environment

Dr Nicole Gardner is a Senior Lecturer in the Bachelor of Computational Design, in the School of Built Environment at the University of New South Wales. Her teaching and research explore the relationships between contemporary digital culture and design practice from the scale of architectural cyber-physical making systems to smart city strategies. She is an Australian Registered Architect (NSW 7921) with twelve years project experience in Adelaide, London, and Sydney on a range of project typologies and scales. Her work on major public transport projects such as King’s Cross Underground Station Redevelopment, London and, in her role as a Senior Architect with Arup, Sydney, design concepts for the proposed Sydney Metro, informed academic research into urban mobility and digital technologies. She has co-authored 3 book publications including Computational Design: From Promise to Practice (avedition),  Interchanging: Future designs for responsive transport environments (AADR, 2014) and Infostructure: A Transport Research Project (2010, FreerangePress) as well as numerous peer reviewed journal articles and conference papers. Nicole has taught and lectured in architecture, and design theory, at the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia, and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Her doctoral thesis adopted an interdisciplinary method and liminal theory to critique discourses on mobile technologies and public space in the context of urban transformation.

Location
Red Centre West Wing, Room 4015

Publications

  • Edited Books | 2019
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Haeusler M; Gardner N; Zavoleas Y, (eds.), 2019, Computational Design - From Promise to Practice, Avedition, Ludwigsburg
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Haeusler M; Gardner N, 2019, 'Introduction: Computational Design - From Promise to Practice', in Haeusler M; Gardner N; Zavoleas Y (ed.), Computational Design - From Promise to Practice, avedition, Ludwigsburg, pp. 7 - 15
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Gardner N, 2019, 'A Postphenomenological Approach to Computational Design Ethics', in Gardner N; Haeusler M; Yannis Z (ed.), Computational Design From Promise to Practice, avedition GmgH, Stuttgart, Germany, pp. 42 - 55
    Books | 2014
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Haeusler M, 2014, Interchanging – Future designs for responsive transport environments, Gardner N; Haeusler M; Mahar B, (eds.), first, Spurbuch,, Bamberg, Germany, http://www.spurbuch.de/en/product-reader-aadr/product/interchanging.html
    Books | 2010
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Gardner N; Haeusler MH; Tomitsch M, 2010, Infostructure: A Transport Research Project, 1, Freerange Press, Christchurch, http://www.projectfreerange.com/freerange-press/infostructure/
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Doherty B; Gardner N; Higgs B; Ray A; Varshney I, 2020, 'The shakedown: Developing an indoor-localisation system for quantifying toilet usage in offices', Architectural Science Review, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00038628.2020.1748869
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Trilsbeck M; Gardner N; Fabbri A; Haeusler MH; Zavoleas Y; Page M, 2019, 'Meeting in the middle: Hybrid clay three-dimensional fabrication processes for bio-reef structures', International Journal of Architectural Computing, vol. 17, pp. 148 - 165, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1478077119849655
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Gardner N, 2019, 'New Divisions of Digital Labour in Architecture', Feminist Review, vol. 123, pp. 106 - 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0141778919879766
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Gardner N; Hespanhol L, 2018, 'SMLXL: Scaling the smart city, from metropolis to individual', City, Culture and Society, vol. 12, pp. 54 - 61, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ccs.2017.06.006
  • Conference Papers | 2021
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Haeusler MH; Butler A; Gardner N; Sepasgozar S; Pan S, 2021, 'Wasted... again: Or how to understand waste as a data problem and aiming to address the reduction of waste as a computational challenge', in Projections - Proceedings of the 26th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2021, Hong Kong, pp. 371 - 380, presented at CAADRIA 2021, Hong Kong, 29 March 2021
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Zavoleas Y; Hamilton W; Butler A; Gardner N; Haeusler M; Ramos Jaime C, 2020, 'Keeping up with the Code - Communicating the Decision Making History of Architectural Scripts', in Werner LC; Koering D (ed.), Anthropologic: Architecture and Fabrication in the Cognitive Age - Proceedings of the 38th International Conference of the Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe), eCAADe & tredition GmbH, TU Berlin, pp. 633 - 642, presented at Anthropologic – Architecture and Fabrication in the cognitive age, TU Berlin, 16 September 2020 - 18 September 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-10569.2
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Zavoleas Y; Brown L; Yip M; Gardner N; Haeusler M; Khean N; Ramos Jaime C, 2020, 'Drawing Recognition - Integrating Machine Learning Systems into Architectural Design Workflows', in Werner LC; Koering D (ed.), Anthropologic – Architecture and Fabrication in the cognitive age, eCAADe & tredition GmbH, TU Berlin, pp. 289 - 298, presented at Anthropologic: Architecture and Fabrication in the cognitive age, TU Berlin, 16 September 2020 - 18 September 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-10569.2
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Gardner N; Meng LL; Haeusler MH, 2020, 'Computational Pragmatism', in RE: Anthropocene, Design in the Age of Humans - Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2020, Bangkok, pp. 489 - 498, presented at CAADRIA 2020, Bangkok, 05 August 2020 - 07 August 2020
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Sheldon A; Dobbs T; Fabbri A; Gardner N; Haeusler M; Ramos C; Zavoleas Y, 2019, 'Putting the AR in (AR)chitecture: Integrating Voice Recognition and Gesture Control for Augmented Reality Interaction to Enhance Design Practice', in Haeusler M; Schnabel MA; Fukuda T (eds.), Intelligent & Informed - Proceedings of the 24th CAADRIA Conference, CAADRIA, Victoria University of Wellington, pp. 475 - 484, presented at CAADRIA, Victoria University of Wellington, 15 April 2019 - 18 April 2019, http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/caadria2019_081
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    NG JMY; Khean N; Madden D; Fabbri A; Gardner N; Haeusler M; Zavoleas Y, 2019, 'Optimising Image Classification: Implementation of Convolutional Neural Network Algorithms to Distinguish between Plans and Sections within the Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AED) Industry', in Haeusler M; Schnabel MA; Fukuda T (eds.), Intelligent & Informed - Proceedings of the 24th CAADRIA Conference, CAADRIA, Victoria University of Wellington, pp. 795 - 804, presented at CAADRIA, Victoria University of Wellington, 15 April 2019 - 18 April 2019, http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/caadria2019_126
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Camacho D; Dobbs T; Fabbri A; Gardner N; Haeusler M; Zavoleas Y, 2019, 'Hands On Design – Integrating Haptic Interaction and Feedback in Virtual Environments for Enhanced Immersive Experiences in Design Practice', in Haeusler M; Schnabel MA; Fukuda T (eds.), Intelligent & Informed - 24th CAADRIA Conference, CAADRIA, Victoria University of Wellington, pp. 563 - 572, presented at Intelligent & Informed, Victoria University of Wellington, 15 April 2019 - 18 April 2019, http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/caadria2019_647
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Scott S; Doherty B; Fabbri A; Gardner N; Haeusler MH, 2019, 'Discoverable desks', in Intelligent and Informed - Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2019, New Zealand, pp. 653 - 662, presented at CAADRIA, New Zealand, 15 August 2019 - 18 August 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Leung E; Butler A; Asher R; Gardner N; Haeusler MH, 2019, 'Redback BIM', in Intelligent and Informed - Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2019, New Zealand, pp. 775 - 784, presented at CAADRIA, New Zealand, 15 April 2019 - 18 April 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Erzetic C; Dobbs T; Fabbri A; Gardner N; Haeusler M; Zavoleas Y, 2019, 'Enhancing User-Engagement in the Design Process through Augmented Reality Applications', in Xavier S; Castro H (ed.), eCAADe 37/Sigradi 23: Architecture in the Age of the 4th Industrial Revolution, eCAADe/Sigradi & University of Porto, University of Porto, Portugal, pp. 423 - 432, presented at eCAADe 37/Sigradi 23: Architecture in the Age of the 4th Industrial Revolution, University of Porto, Portugal, 11 September 2019 - 13 September 2019, http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/ecaadesigradi2019_027
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Johan R; Chernyavsky M; Fabbri A; Gardner N; Haeusler M; Zavoleas Y, 2019, 'Building Intelligence through Generative Design: Structural Analysis and Optimisation Informed by Material Performance', in Haeusler M; Schnabel MA; Fukuda T (eds.), Intelligent & Informed - Proceedings of the 24th CAADRIA Conference, CAADRIA, Victoria University of Wellington, pp. 371 - 380, presented at CAADRIA, Victoria University of Wellington, 15 April 2019 - 18 April 2019, http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/caadria2019_104
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Green S; King G; Fabbri A; Gardner N; Haeusler M; Zavoleas Y, 2019, 'Designing out Urban Heat Islands: Optimisation of Footpath Materials with Different Albedo Value through Evolutionary Algorithms to Address Urban Heat Island Effect', in Haeusler M; Schnabel MA; Fukuda T (eds.), Intelligent & Informed - Proceedings of the 24th CAADRIA Conference, CAADRIA, Victoria University of Wellington, pp. 603 - 612, presented at CAADRIA, Victoria University of Wellington, 15 April 2019 - 18 April 2019, http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/caadria2019_080
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Khean N; Doherty B; Fabbri A; Gardner N; Haeusler M, 2018, 'The Introspection of Deep Neural Networks Towards Illuminating the Black Box: Training Architects Machine Learning via Grasshopper Definitions', in Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA) 2018, association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Tsinghua University, Beijing, pp. 237 - 246, presented at Learning, Adapting and Prototyping - Proceedings of the 23rd CAADRIA Conference, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 17 May 2018 - 19 May 2018, http://papers.cumincad.org/data/works/att/caadria2018_126.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Panerras H; Doherty B; Fabbri A; Gardner N; Haeusler M, 2018, 'Augmented Reality in the Design Process - Using visual effects (VFX) motion tracking techniques to conduct quantification research on the performance of augmented reality', in Kępczyńska-Walczak A; Białkowski S (ed.), Proceedings of the 36th eCAADe Conference, Lodz, Poland, pp. 761 - 770, presented at 36th eCAADe, Lodz, Poland, 19 September 2018 - 21 September 2018, http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/ecaade2018_114
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Hawton D; Cooper-Wooley B; Odolphi J; Doherty B; Fabbri A; Gardner N; Haeusler M, 2018, 'Shared Immersive Environments for Parametric Model Manipulation: Evaluating a Workflow for Parametric Model Manipulation from Within Immersive Virtual Environments', in Learning, Adapting and Prototyping - Proceedings of the 23rd CAADRIA Conference, Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, pp. 483 - 492, presented at Learning, Adapting and Prototyping - Proceedings of the 23rd CAADRIA Conference, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 17 May 2018 - 19 May 2018, http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/caadria2018_162
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Bungbrakearti N; Cooper-Wooley B; Odolphi J; Doherty B; Fabbri A; Gardner N; Haeusler M, 2018, 'HOLOSYNC: A Comparative Study on Mixed Reality and Contemporary Communication Methods in a Building Design Context', in Fukuda T; Huang W; Janssen P; Crolla K; Alhadidi S (eds.), Learning, Adapting and Prototyping - Proceedings of the 23rd CAADRIA Conference, Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, pp. 401 - 410, presented at Learning, Adapting and Prototyping - Proceedings of the 23rd CAADRIA Conference, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 17 May 2018 - 19 May 2018, http://papers.cumincad.org/data/works/att/caadria2018_125.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Leung E; Asher R; Butler A; Doherty B; Fabbri A; Gardner N; Haeusler M, 2018, 'Redback BIM: Developing 'De-Localised' Open-Source Architecture-Centric Tools', in Fukuda T; Huang W; Janssen P; Crolla K; Alhadidi S (eds.), Learning, Adapting and Prototyping - Proceedings of the 23rd CAADRIA Conference, Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, pp. 21 - 30, presented at Learning, Adapting and Prototyping - Proceedings of the 23rd CAADRIA Conference, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 17 May 2018 - 19 May 2018, http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/Show?caadria2018_122
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Gardner N; Rahmat H, 2018, 'Digital dialogues: Computational Design from Promise to Retweet', in Maxwell DW (ed.), Proceedings of the 1st Annual Design Research Conference (ADR18), The University of Sydney, The University of Sydney, Australia, pp. 263 - 275, presented at Annual Design Research Conference (ADR), The University of Sydney, Australia, 27 September 2018 - 28 September 2018, https://sydney.edu.au/architecture/news-and-events/events/annual-design-research-conference.html
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Gardner N, 2018, 'Architecture-Human-Machine (re)configurations: Examining computational design in practice', in Kepczynska-Walczak A; Bialkowski S (ed.), Computing for a better tomorrow - Proceedings of the 36th eCAADe Conference - Volume 2, eCAADe (Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe) and Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering, Lodz University of Technology., Lodz, Poland, pp. 139 - 148, presented at Computing for a better tomorrow 36th eCAADe Conference, Lodz, Poland, 19 September 2018 - 21 September 2018, http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/ecaade2018_243
    Theses / Dissertations | 2018
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Gardner NL, 2018, The transformation of public space: Mobile technology practices and urban liminalities
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Gardner NL; Hespanhol L, 2016, 'SMLXL: Thinking between scales and designing with data for smarter cities', in Proceedings of the AASA 2016 9th International Conference Project to Practice: Innovating Architecture, Project to Practice:Innovating Architecture AASA 9th International Conference, University of Technology Sydney, presented at Project to Practice:Innovating Architecture AASA 9th International Conference, University of Technology Sydney, 30 September 2016 - 01 October 2016
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Gardner NL, 2015, 'Agitating Architecture: Critical Reflections on Ubiquitous Computing', in hogben P; O’Callaghan J (ed.), SAHANZ 2015 Architecture Institutions and Change: Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand Volume 32, SAHANZ 2015 Architecture Institutions and Change, Sydney, presented at SAHANZ 2015 Architecture Institutions and Change, Sydney, 07 July 2015 - 10 July 2015, http://sahanz2015.be.unsw.edu.au/papers/SAHANZ%202015%20-%20Front%20pages%20&%20Table%20of%20Contents.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Rosenberg E; Haeusler MH; Araullo R; Gardner N, 2015, 'Smart Architecture-Bots & Industry 4.0 Principles for Architecture', in Martens B; Wurzer G; Grasl T; Lorenz WE; Schaffranek R (eds.), Real Time - Proceedings of the 33rd eCAADe Conference, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, pp. 251 - 259, presented at eCAADe, Vienna, 16 September 2015 - 18 September 2015, http://cumincad.scix.net/cgi-bin/works/Show?_id=ecaade2015_155&sort=DEFAULT&search=haeusler&hits=16
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Haeusler MH; Gardner N; Mahar B, 2014, 'Interchanging: Responsive transport infrastructures for twenty-first century urban digital culture', in Interchanging: Responsive transport infrastructures for twenty-first century urban digital culture, Proceedings of the 7th International Urban Design Conference: Designing Productive Cities – 2014, Adelaide, Australia, presented at Proceedings of the 7th International Urban Design Conference: Designing Productive Cities – 2014, Adelaide, Australia, 01 September 2014 - 03 September 2014
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Gardner NL; Harfield S, 2014, 'Great Expectations: Mobilising histories and transforming the city through mobile technology practices', in Gjerde M; Petrović E (ed.), UHPH_14: Landscapes and ecologies of urban and planning history, Proceedings of the 12th conference of the Australasian Urban History / Planning History Group, UHPH_14: Landscapes and ecologies of urban and planning history, Wellington, NZ, presented at UHPH_14: Landscapes and ecologies of urban and planning history, Wellington, NZ, 02 February 2014 - 05 February 2014
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Barker T; Gardner N; Haeusler MH; Tomitsch M, 2011, 'Last train to trancentral: From infrastructure to 'info'structure - A case study of embedding digital technology into existing public transport infrastructures', in Circuit Bending, Breaking and Mending - Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2011, pp. 335 - 344
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Dr Nicole Lesley Gardner
    Haeusler MH; Tomitsch M; Gardner N; Barker T, 2011, 'Infostructures – Embedding Media Facades in Public Transport', in CHI2011 Computer Human Interaction Conference 2011, CHI2011 Computer Human Interaction Conference 2011, Vancover, presented at CHI2011 Computer Human Interaction Conference 2011, Vancover, 07 May 2011 - 12 May 2011

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