Dr Kirsten Day

Lecturer in Technology and Practice


Dr Kirsten Day lectures in Architecture at the University of Melbourne. She coordinates Construction as Alchemy and Architectural Practice. Prior to joining MSD, she was Course Director of Interior Architecture at Swinburne University of Technology.

Her publications, workshops, and studios explore themes of future scenarios and the impact of change on the architectural profession and the human condition. She was an invited speaker on the subject Future Design | Future Melbourne as part of Melbourne Design Week for the Design Institute of Australia and involved with design and futures projects for Melbourne Knowledge Week since 2018. She organised the international Conference Future Housing: Global issues Regional problems at Swinburne in 2016 with Architecture Media Politics Society as part of the Housing Critical Futures conference series.

Kirsten is the Chief investigator on the project ‘New methods of procurement in design and construction: Identifying critical quality and risk factors in novation’.

She is a member of the Education Committee and Co-chair of the Research in Practice Committee with the Australian Institute of Architects (Victoria) and an examiner for the Architects Registration Board of Victoria. Kirsten is a registered Architect and director of Norman Day + Associates Architects with over 20 years experience working in the profession

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Design and Creative Research Future Cities Practice and Construction Innovation

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