Schnabel Marc Aurel

Marc Aurel Schnabel is the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Design, Chair Professor Architectural Technology at the School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and Visiting Professor at School of Architecture, Sheffield University. As Dean, he is currently establishing a new Faculty of Creativity that brings together all Schools and Centres of VUW, which focus on creative engagements. Trained as an Architect, he is leading research and education in the field of Architectural Technology. As President of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA) and Past Presidents of CAADRIA, the international Association for Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, and the Industry Advisory Board of Autodesk, as well as founding member of buildingSMART HK, he is affiliated with various professional bodies and scientific committees. He taught and worked in Germany, Australia, and Hong Kong for over twenty-five years and since then has become highly recognised for his work in the areas of computational design and learning environments. He is Principal Investigator of the National Science Challenge 11, Better Homes, Towns and Cities, researching in the fields of augmented- and virtual reality, digital heritage, parametric design learning and inter-professional development. He publishes extensively internationally about novel perspectives in digital architecture and urban design. He curated two digital architectural exhibitions, Disparallel Spaces at Tin Sheds- and 8448cubed at Gaffa Galleries, and chaired several international conferences, among them the 15th and 24th International CAADRIA Conference ‘New Frontiers’ and ‘Intelligent & Informed’, the 47th and 51st Conference of the Architectural Science Association ‘Cutting Edge’ and ‘Back to the Future’, the 10th World16 VR/AR Symposium, as well as the SmartGeometry Conference Hong Kong. He has established the Digital Architecture Research Alliance, DARA, as well as the online social network Urban Digitalics connecting professionals and researchers in innovative digital spatial design.

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