Professor Brendon McNiven

Enterprise Professor, Architectural Engineering


Professor Brendon McNiven leads the Melbourne School of Design (MSD), Architectural Engineering Masters Course.  He has more than three decades of experience in the construction industry and recently joined University of Melbourne to pursue research in the field of architectural engineering.

His industry experience provides him with an in depth working knowledge of how projects design & deliver. Much of his career was spent working for global design consultant Arup and has included lead roles on projects such as the Millennium Wheel (London), Marina Bay Sands and The Singapore Flyer (Singapore), and the Melbourne Star (Melbourne).

Specialist design skills include architectural buildings, lightweight structures, specialist & moving structures, tall building design, façades, heritage buildings, buildability, and digital design processes (BIM & similar).

Brendon is a chartered engineer, a fellow of Engineers Australia, and a member of the Institution of Structural Engineers in the UK.


Architecture Construction

Research directions

Architectural and Urban Past Design and Creative Research Practice and Construction Innovation

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