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Selja Sarvimaki

Dr

  • 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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20002019

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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

ANTi-History in design research: New applications and interpretations

Sarvimaki, M., May 2019, Proceedings of the ARCC 2019 International Conference : The Future of Praxis: Applied Research as a Bridge Between Theory and Practice. Jarrett, C., Plowright, P. & Rashed-Ali, H. (eds.). Architectural Research Centers Consortium, p. 179-187 9 p.

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

Open Access
  • Transcultural Tropicality: Modernist Architecture in Honolulu, USA, and the Gold Coast, AU

    Sarvimaki, M., 8 Dec 2019. 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

    Open Access
    File
  • 7 Downloads (Pure)

    American Modernist Tectonics vs Australian Gold Coast Topos

    Sarvimaki, M., 7 Jul 2018, Historographies of Technology and Architecture: Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ). Merwood-Salisbury, J., McDonald, C. & Dudding, M. (eds.). Wellington: SAHANZ, p. 456-468 13 p.

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

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

    Sarvimaki, M., 2018, Oxford: Routledge. 180 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportScholarly editionEducationpeer-review

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    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

  • Activities

    Docomomo US National 2019 Symposium

    Selja Sarvimaki (Participant)
    25 Sep 201928 Sep 2019

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

    Docomomo International (External organisation)

    Selja Sarvimaki (Member)
    Aug 2013 → …

    Activity: MembershipProfessional Memberships

    EAAE-ARCC 2020 Conference (Event)

    Selja Sarvimaki (Reviewer)
    Jul 2019Nov 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer-review

    Technology | Architecture + Design (Journal)

    Selja Sarvimaki (Reviewer)
    Jul 2019Sep 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer-review

    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