Dr Andrew Martel
Lecturer in Construction Management and Architecture
Andrew is an Early Career Researcher whose teaching and research is focussed on understanding the composition of value in housing. This has included developing methodologies to assess the qualitative and quantitative characteristics of dwellings in order to trace the impact of decisions made outside of the design sphere; such as financing, taxation, regulation, and culture, on housing outcomes. His experience has included researching high-density student housing, remote Indigenous housing, and inner-city, affordable, family friendly housing. For the past few years Andrew has been investigating the potential of the NDIS to drive innovation in the production of accessible and adaptable domestic houses.
Andrew teaches into both the Construction Management and Architecture disciples, and is the pathway coordinator for the Construction undergraduate degree.
Current research projects
Market forces or Forcing Markets: Questioning the viability of a consumer-based choice approach to sustain innovation and value in accessible housing? Disability Research Initiative Grants 2015, MSEI and MSSI, University of Melbourne, with Dr Georgia Warren-Myers
Project HOME: Housing Outcomes Metrics and Evaluation, ARC Linkage Project 2016-2018, LP150100089, with Prof Ralph Horne, Prof Geoffrey London, Prof Colin Fudge, and Prof Matthew Carmona
- The effect of anticipatory modification on design
- Getting to Yes: Overcoming Barriers to Affordable Family Friendly Housing in the Central City
- Transforming Housing: Affordable Housing for All