Professor Mark Burry AO

Professor Mark Burry AO has been a senior architect and lead researcher at the Sagrada Família Basilica in Barcelona, Spain and was awarded Australian Federation Fellowship in 2005. He is recognised internationally as a thought leader and researcher in the domain of future cities.

Mark joined the Swinburne University of Technology from the Melbourne School of Design at the University of Melbourne where he was Professor of Urban Futures. He was recognised in the 2018 Australia Day Honours list for his achievements and distinguished service in the field of architecture and is an Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.