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Professor Jane Burry

Adjunct Professor


Jane Burry is Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Design Innovation at Swinburne University of Technology. Formerly Professor Burry was the Dean of the School of Design in the Faculty of Health Arts and Design at Swinburne University of Technology and prior to that she was Professor and Director of the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory (SIAL) at RMIT University.

Jane’s research focuses on mathematics and computing in contemporary design. In 2020, she is Co Chair and co editor of Fabricate 2020, Making Resilient Architecture, she is lead author of The New Mathematics of Architecture, T&H, 2010, editor of Designing the Dynamic, Melbourne Books, 2013 and coauthor of Prototyping for Architects, T&H 2016 and has over a hundred other publications. Jane has practiced, taught, supervised and researched internationally, including many architectural projects and involvement as a project architect in the technical office at Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Família church in Barcelona.

Recent research explores the opportunities for leveraging digital fabrication with simulation and feedback to create better, more sensitive, human-centric spaces. By manipulating geometry and materiality within the design, architecture can fine tune the acoustic, thermal and air flow aesthetics for higher quality, energy efficient environments. Other partnered research investigates rich environmental data gathering and its application to designing better urban environments.

Research interests

Architecture; Computational Design

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Architecture - 330100
  • Design - 330300

Teaching areas

Architecture;Transdiciplinary Design

Further information



Also published as: Burry, Jane; Burry, J.; Burry, J. R.; Burry, Jane R.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2024: ARC Training Centre for Next-Gen Architectural Manufacturing *; ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centres
  • 2022: Associated Kiln Driers Pty Ltd (AKD Softwoods) - Flat-pack DIY garden sheds and backyard offices – Stage 1 *; Associated Kiln Driers_FS
  • 2020: The problems of Obesity in Buildings and Computation *; ARUP AUSTRALIA SERVICES PTY LTD
  • 2018: Developing pedagogical solutions to linguistic and cultural barriers in design education supporting Asian architecture students  *; Office for Learning and Teaching Innovation and Development Program
  • 2017: Media art as urban storytelling: Australian opportunities for data-driven content on large format screens *; MIRVAC Funding Scheme
  • 2017: Swarming: micro-flight data capture and analysis in architectural design *; ARC Linkage Projects Scheme
  • 2017: The Sound of Space: Architecture for improved auditory performance in the age of digital manufacturing *; ARC Linkage Projects Scheme

* Chief Investigator