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2022 AILA Awards – VIC Future Leaders Student Georgina de Beaujeu

The Live+Smart Research Laboratory, School of Architecture & Built Environment and Deakin Sustainable Health Network wish to congratulate Georgina de Beaujeu for her 2022 AILA VIC Future Leader Award recognition. Georgina’s contributions span advocacy, academia, volunteering, and artistic endeavours, all aimed at exploring and elevating the role of landscape architecture in responding to the climate …

Living Structures-The Architecture for Life – An Official Melbourne Documentary Film Selection

Screening on the 24th July, at 13:30, Shorts Session 4, at Cinema Nova. (https://www.mdff.org.au/films/living-structures-the-architecture-for-life) A documentary that will challenge your current worldview on design, architecture, and our human-nature relationship. In this film Dr Phillip B. Roös, Associate Professor in Architecture and Director of the Live+Smart Research Lab, ask the critical question: “How can our global …

A Meta-Analysis of Emotional Evidence for the Biophilia Hypothesis and Implications for Biophilic Design

‘The biophilia hypothesis posits an innate biological and genetic connection between human and nature, including an emotional dimension to this connection’. In this pioneering and insightful work Jason S. Gaekwad, Anahita Sal Moslehian, Phillip B. Roös (from the Live+Smart Lab, Deakin University) and Arlene Walker (from the School of Psychology, Deakin University) analyse 49 experimental …

Deputy Lead for the Live+Smart Research Lab

It’s with great excitement we welcome Lana Van Galen as our new Deputy Lead for the Live+Smart Research Lab. Lana is a Teaching Scholar at the School of Architecture and Built Environment, and has been a practicing architect for more than 20 years. As an architect and lecturer, with an interest in ethics in professional …

New Appointed Postdoctoral Research Fellow for Biophilic Design in Healthcare Facilities

We are excited to welcome Anahita Sal Moslehian as a new team member of the Live+Smart Research Lab. Anna is a postdoctoral research fellow who works in the emerging field of biophilic design to investigate the impacts of healthcare design on occupants’ health and wellbeing. In her new position, Anna will employ systematic thinking and …

We’re thrilled to be part of Geelong Design Week 2022!

Celebrating the theme taur, which means belonging in local Wadawurrung language, Geelong Design Week will celebrate all things connecting us to people and places and the role design can play in enhancing our sense and lived experience of belonging. You’ll find more than 60 events over 10 days from 17–27 March. We can’t wait to …

One of Australia’s top 40 early career researchers appointed as Honorary Fellow

We are pleased to welcome Dr Zaheer Allam’s appointment as a Honorary Fellow at the Live+Smart Research Laboratory, School of Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Deakin University. “I’m so happy with this new appointment! The Live+Smart Research Lab is at the forefront of nature-informed propositions in urban discourses by …

Biophilia and Deep Connections to Place: Design that Matters Masterclass

The Live+Smart Research Laboratory at the School of Architecture & Built Environment, Deakin University invites you to join this free online masterclass. The event includes a public lecture by Associate Professor Dr Phillip B. Roös, followed by keynote presentations and a panel discussion including Jefa Greenaway (Greenaway Architects), Nick Griffin (McGregor Coxall) and Eduard Ross …

An INHAF Habitat Forum Webinar Series – Rethinking Cities

Architecture in Transition: New Findings from the Sciences  An INHAF Habitat Forum Webinar Series – Rethinking Cities In the last few years, surprising new developments in neuroscience, environmental psychology, biology, mathematics, and other fields have begun to challenge designers to think differently about their role, particularly as we seek to transition to a world of …

Bring Nature back into the City – Geelong Design Week 2021

The Live+Smart Research Laboratory at the School of Architecture and Built Environment, Deakin University is collaborating with industry partners – The School of Lost Arts, Creative Geelong Makers Hub, GHD and Vidler Gallery in various Geelong Design Week 2021 exhibitions and events to promote biophilia and the importance of bringing nature back into our cities. …

R and D partnership to bolster urban sustainability

A landmark research partnership between Deakin University and global design and engineering firm SMEC will underline Australia’s position at the forefront of urban sustainability. In a rapidly-urbanising world where cities largely contribute to climate change, they can also be an integral part of the solution if systems are implemented to reduce resource consumption and waste …

Live+Smart Lab research response to COVID-19

Researchers from across the Live+Smart Lab at Deakin University are tapping into their innovative thinking and expertise to find ways to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. From dynamic systems modelling, pattern identification and dynamic scenario modelling to emergency response planning, biophilic designed home-work spaces and post COVID-19 liveability, the L+SLab is working across disciplines, connecting …