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Giorgio Marfella

Giorgio is a first class honours graduate from the University of Florence, Italy, a registered architect in Victoria and a member of the Peer Review Expert Committee of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). In the past he has been an accredited energy rater for the Sustainable Energy Authority of Victoria (SEAV). Giorgio has more than a decade of professional experience in architecture in Australia and in Asia working on a large number of residential, commercial, educational and institutional projects. Before joining ABP, he has collaborated full-time as a façade specialist with several architectural practices in Melbourne taking roles of leadership on the design development and on the delivery of complex building envelopes.

Giorgio’s teaching and academic research interests cover the economic implications of typological design for tall buildings, building envelopes and the implementation of learning and design through detailing and construction technology. He is currently writing a PhD thesis titled ‘40x40 the Genesis, Evolution and Extinction of Square Plan Skyscrapers in Melbourne’. He is actively involved in the participation and in the publication of papers at national and international conferences discussing issues associated with the architecture and the construction technology of tall buildings.

Giorgio is the recipient of the 2014 Melbourne School of Design Teaching Excellence Award. He is currently the subject coordinator of Applied Construction and Construction Methods B which are two core subjects of the Master of Architecture Program and he is also sharing teaching responsibilities for other subjects of the Bachelor of Environments and of the Construction Program in the faculty.

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