Live+Smart Research Lab
The Live+Smart Research Lab is a multidisciplinary research hub that focuses on applied research for a rapidly urbanised world. The vision of the lab is to investigate real problems around rapid urbanisation and the decline of rural areas, which is seen as one of society’s biggest issues of the 21st century.
The MinD (Mediated Intelligence in Design) Lab is a practice-based and trans-disciplinary research group based in the School of Architecture and Built Environment. The Lab explores how design and technology can innovate for an agile, adaptive, responsive, and intelligent ecosystem.
Through close partnerships with industry and research networks, including the Resilient Urban Ecosystem (RUE) network and the European Institute of Design, MinD Lab researchers explore new models of imagining, creating and operating for a socially inclusive, and economically and environmentally viable built environment
Associated research bodies
HOME is a research centre with a single core aim of a home for all. Bringing together experts from architecture and urban planning, the humanities and social sciences, and health and social development, HOME seeks to address the causes and outcomes of social polarisation in the built environment.
#VacantGeelong is a creative exploration of Geelong’s industrial identity with a focus on redefining Geelong as a 21st century city. Research explores questions of how industrial buildings can contribute to a city like Geelong, and the value of industrial architecture once its original function is removed.
Our current projects
Building Ampara, Sri Lanka
Exploring how the process of design and constructing community buildings can be used to improve community development in rural contexts.
Charting pre-design sustainability indicators
Recognising that construction projects may impose a detrimental impact on the environment, both socially and economically.
Heal the scar
Finding long-term ecological and sustainable rehabilitation options for closed or exhausted quarry and mine sites.
Simulation environments for integral sustainable design and construction
Developing prototype software where quantitative sustainable performance feedback can be balanced against qualitative, experiential and cultural evaluation.
Strategic assessment of potentials for university campus sustainability
Investigating the futures of university campuses as inseparable components of the society, economy, and environment in their local cities or towns.
Accessible & Inclusive Geelong feasibility study
Envisioning a city designed so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability or disability.
Associate Head of School, Research
Associate Professor Richard Tucker
+61 3 5227 8308
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