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Professor Jane Burry

Dean, School of Design and Architecture


Professor Jane Burry is the Dean of the School of Design in the Faculty of Health Arts and Design at Swinburne University of Technology, formerly 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

  • 2022: Associated Kiln Driers Pty Ltd (AKD Softwoods) - Flat-pack DIY garden sheds and backyard offices ? Stage *; Associated Kiln Driers_FS
  • 2020: The problems of Obesity in Buildings and Computation *; Swinburne Research, DVCR&D - Internal contributions
  • 2017: Swarming: micro-flight data capture and analysis in architectural design *; ARC Linkage Projects Scheme

* Chief Investigator