Our first guest speaker is Professor Michael Ostwald, Dean of Architecture, University of Newcastle.
Dr. Michael J. Ostwald, an ARC Future Fellow (2010-2014), is Professor of Architecture at the University of Newcastle, Australia. In 2004 he was appointed a Research Visitor at SIAL and a Visiting Professor at RMIT University. In 2005 he was appointed a Professorial Research Fellow at Victoria University Wellington and a CHASS Research Visitor at the ANU. He is Director of the University of Newcastle research centre CIBER (Centre for Interdisciplinary Built Environment Research).
Following periods of time as Acting Dean, Assistant Dean and Head of Department, between 2001 and 2006 Michael Ostwald became foundation Head of the School of Architecture and Built Environment and was appointed Dean in 2002. In 2006 and 2007 Michael Ostwald was President of the AASA (Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia).
An award winning teaching, in 1995 he was short-listed for the prestigious TIETE national award and in 1996 he was named by CAUT (the National Centre for the Advancement of University Teaching) one of Australia’s “leading professional educators”, elected to the national committee of distinguished educators and awarded a national commendation for teaching and learning.
Our second guest speaker is Associate Professor of Architecture Vivian Mitsogianni, Research Leader, RMIT Design Research Institute – Future Fabric of Cities Flagship Program
Dr Vivian Mitsogianni is Associate Professor in Architecture at the School of Architecture + Design, RMIT University where she was responsible for the coordination of the Design Studio stream in the Masters of Architecture Program (2001-2009). She is the Research Leader of the RMIT Design Research Institute’s Future Fabric of Cities Flagship program which undertakes transdisciplinary practice based design research. Dr Mitsogianni is a director of M@ STUDIO Architects, has served on the Chapter Council of the Australian Institute of Architects and has extensive experience in architectural practice. She undertakes practice-based design research and has extensive experience in the design of Architecture Design Studio curriculum to facilitate practice-based design research.
* Draft Program is available for download.