DR Stanislav Roudavski

DR Stanislav Roudavski


  • Bioinspiration (digital morphogenesis; complex systems; self-organization; emergence)
  • Digital architectural design (advanced architectural geometries; procedural designing; parametric designing; generative designing; adaptive architectures; digital fabrication)
  • Hybrid, digital-physical environments (interactive multimedia; urban media; location-specific media; virtual environments; computer games; persistent online environments)
  • Performative construction of place (dynamic places; dramatic places; narrative construction of reality; spatially expressive narrative; narrative expressive space)
  • Practice-based research methodologies (investigative designing; academic writing; visual and performative reporting; evocative, narrative and dramatic approaches to learning and knowing)



  • Stanislav Roudavski is an artist, architect and researcher currently working as a Senior Lecturer in Digital Architectural Design at the University of Melbourne. In addition, he is a founding partner of the creative initiatives Elseware and ExLab. Stanislav’s research interests include philosophy of ecology, technology, design and architecture; design fiction and conceptual designing; parametric and generative processes in architecture; emergence and self-organisation; complex geometries and digital fabrication; virtual and augmented environments; theory and practice of place-making; and practice-based research methodologies. The outcomes of his practice and research have been disseminated through multiple publications and international exhibitions including ACADIA, ISEA, FutureEverything and others. Stanislav serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Architectural Computing and the Digital Creativity journal. He is also a member of committees of CAAD Futures and CAADRIA conferences. Before arriving to Melbourne in 2009, Stanislav worked on research projects at the University of Cambridge, had a teaching engagement at MIT and practiced architecture in several European countries. Stanislav holds degrees of Master of Architecture / Master of Fine Arts from the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg (Russia), Master of Science in Computer-Aided Architectural Design from the University of Strathclyde (UK) and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Cambridge (UK).


    personal: stanislavroudavski.net
    collaborative: elsewarecollective.com, exlab.org
    publications: unimelb.academia.edu/StanislavRoudavski/Papers
    tutorials: vimeo.com/exlab



Member of

  • Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia. CAADRIA 2009 -


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • 2006 (unclaimed) Post-doctoral research fellowship in support of Adaptive Architecture: Biology, Performance and Architecture of Affordances project awared by Serviço de Formação de Recursos Humanos, the Portuguese national research funding body, approx. £32,000, sole investigator

    2004–2007 (ongoing) National Health Service (NHS) Estates and Design Excellency Unit research grant to access the use of digital interactive representations in architectural design in the Braunstone Health and Community Centre case-study in Leicester, £30,000, key team-member responsible for strategic R&D and implementation, Cambridge, UK

    2001–2007 (ongoing): The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grant followed by funding from Estate Management and Building Services (EMBS), University of Cambridge, Web-Based Participation for Campus-Scale Project Design, £162,000, team member responsible for virtual environment R&D, leader of the Virtual West Cambridge project component, Cambridge, UK

    2001–2003: The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) grant, Haven Real-time 3D Virtual Environment, £7,500, principal co-investigator, Cambridge, UK



Education and training

  • PhD, University of Cambridge 2008
  • MSc, University of Strathclyde 1997
  • MArch/MFA, The Russian Academy of Arts 1993



Available for supervision

  • Y