Mark Burry

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Mark Cameron Burry AO (born 24 February 1957) is a New Zealand architect,[1] he is the Foundation Director of Swinburne University of Technology’s Smart Cities Research Institute[2].

Previous to that, he was the Professor of Innovation and Director of the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory and founding Director of the Design Research Institute at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.[3] He is also executive architect and researcher at the Sagrada Familia basilica in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.[4]

Early life and family[edit]

Born in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1957, Burry is the son of All Black Hugh Burry.[5] He studied architecture at the University of Cambridge, receiving a BA in architecture in 1979, a Diploma in Architecture in 1982 and an MA in architecture in 1989.

Research, collaboration and teaching[edit]

Previously, Burry has been a visiting professor at University of Liverpool,[6] the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and Victoria University of Wellington. He has collaborated with Gehry Partners LLP, dECOi Paris,[7] Foster and Partners and Arup and was a member of the Prime Minister's Science, Engineering and Innovation Council in 2005 as part of the working group examining the role of creativity in the innovation economy.[8]



Burry has published widely on the Sagrada Família, digital architecture and design computing. He is a member of the Architectural Design editorial board.[14]



  1. ^ McIntyre, Janet. "Gaudi's Legacy". Foreign Correspondent. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Professor Mark Burry to lead Swinburne's Smart Cities Research Institute". Retrieved 2018-09-14. 
  3. ^ "Professor Mark Burry". Design Research Institute. RMIT University. Archived from the original on 27 November 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Crittenden, Stephen (11 February 2012). "Gaudi from The Grave". The Global Mail. Archived from the original on 18 June 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Barton, Chris (15 January 2011). "A Kiwi completes Spain's grand design". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Staff directory". School of Architecture. University of Liverpool. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Team". dECOi Architects. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "The Role of Creativity in the Innovation Economy" (PDF). The Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education. Australian Government. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "BURRY, Mark Cameron". It's an Honour. Australian Government. Retrieved 26 January 2018. 
  10. ^ "Federation Fellowships Selection Report for Funding commencing in 2006". Australian Research Council. Australian Government. Archived from the original on 7 July 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Awards". ACADIA. Association for Computer Aided Design In Architecture. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "The Melbourne Achiever Awards". Committee for Melbourne. Committee for Melbourne. Archived from the original on 30 May 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "Burry, Mark Cameron". Curriculums of the Academicians. Reial Acadèmia Catalana de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  14. ^ "The Editorial Board". Architectural Design Magazine. John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Archived from the original on 13 November 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 

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