With many years in senior leadership roles in three universities, most recently serving from 2007 – 2015 as Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning in Melbourne during which time he led the establishment of the Melbourne School of Design and delivered an award-winning building to host the graduate school. Tom is internationally recognised for his pioneering work in design, digital environments and design management.
He is the founding Director of LEaRN (the Learning Environments Applied Research Network), delivering multidisciplinary research on learning and architecture, and was founding Director of AURIN, the Australian Urban Research Information Network, which has developed a national digital infrastructure to support urban research, both networks hosted at the University of Melbourne.
Tom has practiced in architecture in Africa, Europe, Hong Kong and the USA in practices small to large, was director of software development in an IT start-up in California and a management consultant to architects and engineers. He has been a member of the Board of Directors in digital design and facility management associations worldwide and serves on the boards of several journals and professional organisations. Author of over 140 publications, his latest co-authored book, The Making of Hong Kong (Routledge), explores the volumetric city as a sustainable urban form.
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Plug n play: Future prefab for smart green schools
C Newton, S Backhouse, A Aibinu, B Cleveland, RH Crawford, D Holzer, P Soccio, T Kvan
Journal article | 2018 | Buildings
While relocatable, prefabricated learning environments have formed an important component of school infrastructure in Australia, p..
Markets, professions and firms of the construction industry: the changing roles of architects in response to vertical integration
AY Jia, T Kvan, SS Gao
Conference Proceedings | 2017 | Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM - 33rd Annual Conference 2017, Proceeding
The roles of professions in the construction industry in markets globally differ from one another according to the socio-political..
The ‘state of play’ concerning New Zealand’s transition to innovative learning environments: Preliminary results from phase one of the ILETC project
C Bradbeer, M Mahat, T Byers, B Cleveland, T Kvan, W Imms
Journal article | 2017 | Journal of Educational Leadership Policy and Practice
Driven by international trends and government policy, it is a requirement for all newly built schools in New Zealand to be designe..
X-Ray the City: Melbourne 1946/2016/2046
G Aschwanden, Donald Bates, Karen Burns, M Burry, Kim Dovey, Philip Goad, Xiaoran Huang, J Karakiewicz, Geoff Kimm, Tom Kvan, Nano Langenheim, Hannah Lewi, Elek Pafka, A Pert, Stanislav Roudavski, Andrew Saniga, Paul Walker, M White
Curated Exhibition, Event or Festival | 2016
Future Proofing Schools The Phase 3 Research Reflections
C Newton, Richard Leonard, S Backhouse, S Wilks, J Monie, L Gan, T Kvan, P Soccio, D Hes, Mary Featherston, M Grose, K Fisher
Report | 2012
Now we are in the final year of our three year research project Future Proofing Schools, it is timely to reflect on our research j..
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
FRICS - Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Architecture, Building And Planning
Royal Australian Institute of Architects
Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
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Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Arts
University of Cambridge
University of California - Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts
University of Cambridge