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  • Bond University 14 University Drive, ROBINA QLD 4226

    Australia

  • Bond University, Faculty of Society and Design

    4229 Gold Coast

    Australia

Accepting PhD Students

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Research interests

I started my work as an Associate Professor at Bond University, Abedian School of Architecture, in May 2015. Previously I held the positions of Assistant Professor and Associate Professor, as well as Chair of Undergraduate Programs, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Architecture. I earned my Master of Architecture and Doctor of Science (equivalent to PhD) at the Helsinki University of Technology; current Aalto University. Additionally, I pursued research studies on Japanese architecture, on the Japanese Government Mombusho scholarship, at the Tokyo National University of Arts and Music. I conducted post-doctoral research on Korean architecture, as a Korea Foundation Fellow, at the Korea University.

In addition to my dissertation thesis Structures, Symbols and Meanings: Chinese and Korean Influence on Japanese Architecture (Helsinki University of Technology, Department of Architecture, 2000/18, second edition 2002, ISBN 951-22-5013-8), my published work includes numerous articles and papers on research methodology and Asia-Pacific architecture in general, and East Asian cultures in particular. My most recent book, titled Case Study Strategies for Architects and Designers: Integrative Data Research Methods, was published by Routledge in June 2017.

Regarding research methodology, my primary paradigm is qualitative and trans-disciplinary approach, with a focus on the perception of place/ space, phenomenological 'thick descriptions,' cultural impact on and indigenous values in architectural expression, as well as critical regionalist interpretations of the built environment.

Statement for HDR students

I have a long career as an Architect SAFA (Association of Finnish Architects) prior to my academic calling with built projects in Finland and China; these consist of private houses, public buildings, and historic preservation projects.

In the academe, I have taught design studios, history-theory courses, and research methods seminars, as well as various graduate level electives on my research interests, including Asia-Pacific architecture, regionalism/ critical regionalism, and architectural phenomenology.

I have also acted as a supervisor of several doctoral candidates, particularly in dissertation theses dealing with Asia and the Pacific region.

Correspondingly, I am interested in supervising:

  • Both Master and PhD level students with design oriented theoretical works
  • PhD candidates with dissertations on architectural phenomenology, sense of place, critical regionalism, and architecture in Asia and the Pacific Rim, including indigenous traditions.

Education/Academic qualification

Architecture, PhD

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Research Output 2000 2018

American Modernist Tectonics vs Australian Gold Coast Topos

Sarvimaki, M., 4 Jul 2018, Historiographies of Technology and Architecture: Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the SAHANZ. Merwood-Salisbury, J., Dudding, M. & McDonald, C. (eds.). Wellington: SAHANZ, p. 456-468 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Topos
Tectonics
Modernist
Gold Coast
Queensland

From Concept to Experience: A Built Manifesto for a School of Architecture

Sarvimaki, M. & Carter, A., May 2018, Conference Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Architecture and Built Environment with AWARDs S.ARCH 2018. Erlangen: Verlag e.K., p. 527-535 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearchpeer-review

architect
school
creativity
integrity
experience

From uncomfortable to comfortable: the adaptive reuse of Australian gaols

Shehata, W., Langston, C. A. & Sarvimaki, M., 3 Dec 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
building
Tourism
shame
theater
museum
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Utzon: The defining light of the Third Generation

Carter, A. & Sarvimaki, M., Jun 2018, In : ZARCH. 10, p. 88-99 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
third generation
Opera houses
national assembly
Religious buildings
Kuwait

Case study strategies for architects and designers: Integrative data research methods

Sarvimaki, M., Jun 2017, Oxford: Routledge. 180 p.

Research output: Book/ReportScholarly editionResearchpeer-review

architect
research method
data analysis
triangulation
interview

Activities 2018 2018

  • 2 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...

The 35th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand

Selja Sarvimaki (Participant)
4 Jul 20187 Jul 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...Oral Presentation

S.ARCH 2018: The 5th International Conference on Architecture & Built Environment

Selja Sarvimaki (Participant)
22 May 201824 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...Oral Presentation