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Dr Weijie Hu

Lecturer in Architecture
PhD in Architecture, The University of Sydney, Australia; MSc in Architecture, Building and Planning, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands; MEng in Architecture, Chang'an University, China


Weijie Hu is a Lecturer in Architecture at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia and Co-Editor of the Journal of Architecture, RIBA's flagship academic journal. Weijie holds a PhD in Architecture from the University of Sydney, Australia, and an MSc. in Architecture, Building and Planning from Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. His research interests include urbanisation, social housing, land politics in China, and architectural & urban design. Weijie has published his work in several Q1 journals such as Urban Geography, Journal of Urban Affairs, and Town Planning Review. In 2017 and 2018, Weijie was awarded research grants and served as a visiting scholar at Kanazawa University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Before joining Swinburne, he taught architecture and urbanism at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the University of Sydney, the University of New South Wales, and Western Sydney University since 2016. He is also a registered architect in the Netherlands with working experience across Asia, Europe, and Oceania. The projects he led and participated in have won several international awards, including the ArchDaily Building of the Year Award in 2017. Weijie's solo work on housing was exhibited at Melbourne Design Week in 2022.

Research interests

Housing and Urban Studies; Architecture; Urbanism; Social Housing Community; Urbanisation in the Global South; Land Politics; Migration in China

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Co-Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Architectural Design - 330102
  • Urban Community Development - 440408
  • Urban Design - 330411

Teaching areas

Housing and Urban Studies;Architectural Design;Urban Design;Asian Urbanism


  • 2023, Swinburne, Emerging Researcher Award, Swinburne University of Technology