Edited by Mark Burry
To Be Published January 15th 2014 by Routledge – 1,600 pages
Mark Burry is Professor of Innovation (Spatial Information Architecture) and Director of Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory (SIAL), RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
SIAL has been established as a holistic transdisciplinary research environment dedicated to almost all aspects of contemporary spatial design activity. The laboratory focuses on collocated design research and undergraduate and postgraduate teaching with associated advanced computer applications and the rapid prototyping of ideas. The laboratory has a design-practice emphasis and acts as a creative think-tank accessible to both local and international practices, including ARUP in Melbourne, Sydney and London, dECOi in MIT, and Gehry Partners in Los Angeles.
Professor Burry is also the Founding Director of RMIT University’s Design Research Institute (DRI) which fosters new knowledge and innovative practice, products and environments through trans-disciplinary design research, with a focus on design research as a ‘solution finder’ to real current and future challenges.