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Mr Michael Sharman

Position: Associate Lecturer Of Digital Architecture
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env
Department: School of Archit. & Built Env.
Phone: +61 3 522 78375 +61 3 522 78375


Teaching Interests

Computer Modelling & Visualisation

Parametric Modelling

Communication & Documentation

Architectural Design

Architectural Research

Subjects and units currently teaching


SRC163/T1 - Graphic & Coded Communication (Academic Member)
SRC362/T1 - Project Documentation (Academic Member)
SRC722/T1 - Parametric Modelling (Unit Chair / Academic Member)
SRR711/ T1 - Thesis, Architecture (Supervisor)

SRC221/T2 - Computer Aided Modelling (Unit Chair / Academic Member)
SRD264/T2 - Studio 04: Publicscapes (Academic Member)
SRD364/T2 - Superstudio Design Studio (Studio Leader / Academic Member)
SRD766/T2 - Architecture Design Masterclass (Supervisor)
SRR711/T2 - Thesis, Architecture (Supervisor)

SRC221/T3 - Computer Aided Modelling (Unit Chair / Academic Member)
SRD767/T3 - Intercultural Dialogue through Design (Unit Member / Academic Member)
SRM771/T3 - Work Place Assessment (Unit Chair / Academic Member)

Student supervision

Matthew Secatore (2012) : Vision 2 (Summer Research Report)

Richard Rodwell (2012) : Breaking free of the Bauhaus: Necessity and direction for craft based architecture in the 21st century.

Oznur Baro (2012) : The sustainability of biomimicry in architecture.

Mohamed Ibrahim (2012) : The role of parametric modelling to increase building environmental performance.

Kean Lek Tan (2011) : Is parametricism the new global style of architecture?

Charlotte Morton (2011) : Information urbanism for city modelling: Integrating parametric modelling and geographical information systems data.

Conferences and seminars

Digital Practice: Shanghai Studio program 2010, Hong Kong University, Shanghai | CAADRIA 2009 : Between man and machine-integration, intuition, intelligence: the 14th International CAADRIA Conference, Yunlin, Taiwan.

Related Links

Vision 2 - Central Geelong revitilisation

Parametric Modelling Fabrication Work - Students & Michael Sharman

IDIDE - under construction


Research interests

Parametric Modelling

Digital Fabrication Techniques (3D Printing / Rapidprototyping)

Digital Architecture

Computer Modelling (CAD/ CAM)

Research grants

Vision 2, central Geelong (2011-2013) : $150,000 - Project Team member



Sharman, M. and Datta, S. (2011) Gaussian Vault Geometry: Integrated Approach In Design And Fabrication Of Physical Prototypes Innovative developments in virtual and physical prototyping: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Advanced Research and Rapid Prototyping 5, 227-231 London, UK

Sharman, M. and Datta, S. (2011) Computation and Construction of Vault Geometry Prototypes The 28th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction 28, 113-117 Seoul, Korea

Sharman, M. and Datta, S. (2009) Gaussian vault geometry : digital design and fabrication of scaled prototypes CAADRIA 2009 : Between man and machine-integration, intuition, intelligence : Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia 14, 267-276 Yunlin, Taiwan 

Link to publications

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