Dr Sanja Rodes



Lecturer In Architecture


Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env


School of Archit. & Built Env.


Geelong Waterfront Campus


+61 3 522 78442

Biography summary

Since her commencement as a Lecturer in Architecture at School of A+B Deakin University (2017), Sanja Rodeš has supervised more than 15 Master student theses, and has been involved in teaching, coordinating and revising of multiple units. In 2019, she was elected as Higher Degrees by Research Coordinator in a competitive round, and she took up the role in July 2020.

Rodeš is actively participating in architectural academic community by attending conferences and symposiums (some of which are Interstices Under Construction Symposium 2019 and SAHANZ Conference in 2020, 2018, 2014 and 2013) and by publishing in journals. She is also a peer reviewer for Fabrications: The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (2019 - present) and The International Journal of the Image (2014). Rodeš was actively involved in research projects Vacant Geelong (2017-18), and is a current member of Architecture VACANCY Lab (2020-present) led by A/Prof Mirjana Lozanovska. She was a co-leader of Co-Design for Children (2019) with dr Cecilia de Marinis (awarded Integral Design Framework Grant for Early Career Research Projects by Deakin School of A+B), and participates in "The Industrial Landscape of North Geelong: An Exploration of Perception and Memory through Photographic Imagery" research project (awarded ECR grant from Deakin School of A+B). Rodeš also received book contract from Routledge to publish her PhD research (Sanja Rodeš, Architecture and the Image at the Turn of the 21st Century: After The Event (forthcoming, 2021), and is an external editor and contributor (Serbia) for Lori A. Brown and Karen Burns (eds.), The Bloomsbury Global Encyclopaedia of Women in Architecture 1960-2015 (forthcoming, 2021). 

Rodeš was teaching as sessional academic at the School of Environment, Department of Architecture at Griffith University (2012-2016), and at the School of Architecture at University of Queensland (2016). After the completion of her master studies (2009), she was employed at the School of Architecture at University of Belgrade in Serbia (2010-2011). While working in Belgrade, she collaboratively won prizes in architectural and urban planning competitions.


Architecture VACANCY Lab (2020-present), led by A/Prof Mirjana Lozanovska

Teaching interests

History and Theory of Architecture (20th and 21st century)

Architectural Design

Units taught

Unit chairing/coordination:

Unit:     SRA323 Contemporary Architecture (unit chair, major revisions of the unit)

Level:    2018, 2019, 2020, 3rd year Bachelor

Unit:      SRA743 Critical Futures (co-chair with A/Prof Mirjana Lozanovska,   2019;     unit coordination, 2018)

Level:    2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 4th/5th year Master


2019 Award for Excellence in Ideas - Designing and Implementing a New Teaching Activity (for curriculum redevelopment in history/theory, SRA323 Contemporary Architecture)


Vacant Geelong (2017-18)

Co-Design for Children (2019), co-leader with dr Cecilia de Marinis

The Industrial Landscape of North Geelong: An Exploration of Perception and Memory through Photographic Imagery (2020)


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After the event: considering media images and skyscraper architecture at the turn of the 21st century

S Rodes

(2018), Vol. 100, pp. 44-88, Time and transformation in architecture, Leiden, The Netherlands, B1

book chapter

Historiographies of image-technologies in architecture at the turn of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries

A Nakai Kidd, Sanja Rodes

(2018), pp. 285-300, SAHANZ 2018 : Historiographies of technology and architecture : Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand, Wellington, N.Z., E1


From the new World Trade Center to the China Central Television Headquarters: place as a (global) node

S Rodes

(2016), pp. 71-86, Dialectics of space and place across virtual and corporeal topographies, Oxfordshire, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

Make it right: the agency of architecture in the image

Sanja Rodes

(2014), Vol. 4, pp. 61-75, International journal of the image, Champaign, Ill., C1-1

journal article

The museum after the "Bilbao Effect"

S Rodes

(2014), Vol. 31, pp. 321-330, SAHANZ 2014 : Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Auckland, N.Z., E1-1


Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found


Associate Supervisor

. Alfan

Thesis entitled: Architecture Dialectics on Jami' Air Tiris Mosque in Riau Indonesia

Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture and Built Environment), School of Architecture and Built Environment