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Dr Dominik Holzer

Dr Dominik Holzer is Senior Lecturer in Digital Architecture at the University of Melbourne. Next to his engagement with academia, he applies his expertise in design technology as part of his consultancy AEC Connect (

Dominik is a member of the Standards Australia ‘BD-104 Working-group/mirror committee’ for the generation of Australian Building Information Modeling (BIM) Standards. He is the previous chair of the 'BIM and IPD Steering Group' of the Australian Institute of Architecture & Consult Australia and he is a highly regarded author, commentator, and presenter in Design Technology and BIM related matters.

Dominik completed his PhD (titled: Sense-making across collaborating disciplines) at RMIT University’s Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory (SIALl) in 2009.  His interests lie in parametric design; ‘information management’ across design, construction and operation; Building Information Modelling (BIM); building performance optimisation, and collaborative design across all stakeholders in the building industry. Dominik frequently publishes on Design Technology and he currently authors the BIM column in Australia’s FM Magazine. He is a regular speaker/host at high level industry functions on the topic of BIM, FM and computational design overall.

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