Vlad Doudakliev

Vlad Doudakliev. Photo by Tom Ross.

Vlad Doudakliev is an architect at Fieldwork who since 2014 has worked on educational, commercial, cultural and multi-residential projects across a variety of scales around Australia. With a deep interest in the public role of architecture in shaping an individual’s experiences of spaces, Vlad explores these themes in his projects thorough rigorous research, user engagement, design expression and detailing. He is an advocate for the agency that architects must have in the discussions and actions involved in the shaping of our cities. Vlad has been an editor of Architect Victoria magazine (2014–2017), and PLACE magazine (2012–2013), exploring a range of themes in architecture and the urban environment, both through editorial and in collaboration with a variety of guest editors.

Vlad is the leader of Fieldstudies, a research group within Fieldwork that has a mandate to explore the multifaceted issue of housing affordability within Australia. Within the scope of this research, he is currently teaching a Masters Architectural Design Studio at the University of Melbourne focusing on the opportunities of build-to-rent development model for an apartment building proposal for a site in Melbourne. He has previously also taught architectural history and theory at Monash University.

Vlad Doudakliev. Photo by Tom Ross.

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.