Doctor of Philosophy
2018 – 2021
To work effectively as a team, architects must not only reflect on their individual experience, but also learn from each other. This thesis investigated both processes – reflecting and learning – through three research studies. The first study examined six design teams’ reflective practices and team learning qualities when they pitched for an architectural project valued at $2 billion. The second study surveyed 105 architects and revealed distinct team learning behaviours that was linked closely to team effectiveness. The last study tested a one-hour online workshop with an architecture firm to reflect on and learn from their team processes, which resulted in gradual improvements in their team performance.
Grad. Cert. in Learning and Teaching
2019 – 2020
In this course, I analysed the changing nature of knowledge and knowledge construction, and evaluated pedagogical models and frameworks and their application in designing for learning within the context of changing global environments. I also designed and developed effective digital-first learning environments, learning activities and assessment tasks to support and enhance learning, and demonstrated scholarship and reflexivity to effect evidence-based change.
Grad. Cert. of Research and Innovation Management
2018 – 2019
In this course I analysed, evaluated and transformed information to complete a range of innovative research activities, and applied problem-solving, design and decision making methodologies to address complex problems with innovative solutions. I also used advanced knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and execute research projects, and communicated research in professional practice to a variety of audiences.
Starting a Startup
Plato Project empowers its students with a modern business education that enables them to discover their alignment between business purpose and profit. In this course, I learnt concepts and techniques for mindful leadership, growth mindset and entrepreneurial resilience and applied them to a real-world start-up.
Master of Architecture
2011 – 2012
In this course, I developed cognitive and creative skills to develop and evaluate design concepts based on critical analysis, theoretical reflection, imagination and professional responsibility. I also developed technical and communication skills to produce design and contractual architectural documentation. Finally, I honed my ability to think strategically at different environmental and urban scales, and to work individually and collaboratively to deliver a design project.
Bachelor of Environments
2008 – 2010
In this course, I developed a broad knowledge of the sciences, social sciences and design in the built environment, built conceptual and technical skills in architectural studies, and cultivated an independent and rigorous methodology of inquiry and design approach to problem solve complex societal and environmental problems.