Master in Architecture IUAV, Venice Italy (First Class)
PhD in Architecture UNSW Sydney
Graduate Certificate Practice of Tertiary Teaching The University of Newcastle, Australia
Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Management, Enterprise in Building Sector and Sustainable Architecture European Commission on Status of Women in the Profession-Venice, Italy
Postgraduate Certificate in History of Architecture on Andrea Palladio’s work International Architecture Centre "A. Palladio" Vicenza, Italy
Professional Registration at the Italian Institute of Architects
I am a Postgraduate Research Coordinator for the School of Built Environment and Senior Lecturer in the Architecture Program at UNSW. I am a graduate in architecture from the IUAV University of Venice, Italy and I completed my PhD at the UNSW Sydney. At UNSW I have been HDR postgraduate research coordinator, acting Director of the Master of Urban Development and Design, Coordinator Tongji/UNSW Dual Degree Program in Architecture , Coordinator International Design Studio Venice, Italy. I have a particular interest in architecture history and urban history and their importance in solving design problems related to the contemporary city.
Australia-Korea Foundation Grant Program
Faculty Learning and Teaching Grant: Feasible delivery of research seminar for HDR candidates (with Prof Robert Freestone and Associate Professor Riza Sunindijo)
Faculty Research Grant ‘Concrete Ambitions for Sydney’
UNSW Completion PhD Scholarship
Architecture and Urban Design Competitions
1992 International Architecture Competition: New German Parliament Spreebogen Area Berlin, Germany
1992 National Competition: New Venues for the Cinema?, Italy
1991 European Competition: The Mosaic as Architectural Language, Italy
1991 European Competition Europan 2, Re-qualification of Urban Spaces, Winning Scheme for an urban re-development
of an industrial area in the historic town of Padua, Italy
1988 An idea/installation for underground passages in Toronto, Canada
1987 Vancouver Re-vision. Urban Design ideas for a specific precinct of Vancouver, Canada following Roma Interrotta
I am passionate about architecture history and urban history and their importance in solving design problems related to the contemporary city. My research examines the architecture and urban design paradigms of the 1950s CIAM and their legacy; urban morphology and urban typology; concrete urban architecture from the 1950s. I have a long-standing interest in examining the work of Australian architects with European origins like Aldo Giurgola, Enrico Taglietti and Harry Seidler. I am an expert in concrete architecture history in Sydney and I am now researching the historical and contemporary collaboration between architect and engineer in their visionary integration of formal, spatial and structural design decisions.
HDR Postgraduate Research Coordinator, acting Director of the Master of Urban Development and Design, Coordinator Tongji/UNSW Dual Degree Program in Architecture, Coordinator International Design Studio Venice, Italy
In my teaching I write design briefs for architecture and urban design and consult with local, state and national government and industry bodies to include the City of Sydney, Transport for New South Wales, RAIA ACT and NSW and architecture professional bodies. In my teaching I help students cultivate an ‘educated imagination’ through the integration of research and critical thinking.
I lecture in architecture and urban design studio, architecture and urban history for undergraduate and postgraduate
. testing innovative teaching methods by cultivating in the students an “educated imagination” through the integration of research, critical thinking and a structured system of analysis and design assessment tasks
. nurturing students’ ability to develop complex integrated design solutions
· leading master and under graduate students to develop design solutions relevant to current local and International design problems
In 2012 as course convener for the Master in Architecture my postgraduate students submitted a winning scheme to the International Canberra CAPITheticAL Competition based on the RAIA ACT Chapter competition for celebrating Canberra in its first century as capital city. Design submission was selected as one of the 20 projects out of 115 to progress to a second stage. Final Project was displayed in a prestigious exhibition in Canberra at the Gallery of Australian Design (May 2012).