Professor Jane Burry is an architect who directs the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory (SIAL) and coordinates the Master of Design Innovation and Technology (MDIT) at RMIT.
Jane has practised, taught and undertaken research internationally. Her work has included involvement as a project architect in the technical office at Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Família church in Barcelona and she’s been involved in the design of many other smaller built works.
Her research focuses on mathematics in contemporary design.
With over 60 publications to her name, Jane is lead author of the book The New Mathematics of Architecture (Thames and Hudson, 2010).
Within SIAL Jane is currently engaged in research in designing responsive environments; and digital fabrication and advanced manufacturing. Related to this work, she edited the book Designing the Dynamic (Melbourne Books) in 2013.
She is currently engaged in two research projects supported by the Australian Research Council: 'Integration of Architectural, Mathematical and Computing Knowledge to Capture the Dynamics of Air' with colleagues in architecture, mathematics, computing and aerospace engineering; and 'The Sound of Space: Architecture for improved auditory performance in the age of digital manufacturing' with colleagues in architecture and acoustic engineering, and partners in industry.