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Mark Burry

Mark Cameron Burry (born 24 February 1957) is a New Zealand architect,[1] who is the Professor of Innovation and Director of the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory and founding Director of the Design Research Institute at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.[2] He is also executive architect and researcher at the Temple Sagrada Família in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.[3]

Early life and family

Born in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1957, Burry is the son of All Black Hugh Burry.[4] He studied architecture at the University of Cambridge, receiving a BA in architecture in 1979, a Diploma in Architecture in 1982 and an MA in architecture in 1989.

Research, collaboration and teaching

Previously, Burry has been a visiting professor at University of Liverpool,[5] the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and Victoria University of Wellington. He has collaborated with Gehry Partners LLP, dECOi Paris,[6] Foster and Partners and Arup and was a member of the Prime Minister's Science, Engineering and Innovation Council in 2005 as part of the working group examining the role of creativity in the innovation economy.[7]



Burry has published widely on the Sagrada Família, digital architecture and design computing. He is a member of the Architectural Design editorial board.[12]


  • The Innovation Imperative: Architecture of Vitality (with Pia Ednie-Brown and Andrew Burrow), Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 9781119978657
  • Scripting Cultures: Architectural Design and Programming, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 2011, ISBN 9780470746417
  • Sagrada Familia sXXI: Gaud ara-ahora-now (with Jordi Coll Grifoll and Josep Gomez Serrano), Ediciones UPC: Barcelona, 2010, ISBN 9788498803990
  • The New Mathematics of Architecture (with Jane Burry), London: Thames & Hudson, 2010, ISBN 9780500342640
  • Gaudi Unseen: Completing the Sagrada Familia (ed.), JOVIS Verlag: Berlin, 3008, ISBN 9783939633785
  • La Sagrada Família: de Gaudí al CAD (with Jordi Coll, Josep Gomez, Juan Melero), Ediciones UPC: Barcelona, 1996, 9788483011485
  • The Expiatory Church of the Sagrada Família, London: Phaidon Press, 1993, ISBN 9780714828497


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External links

  • Design Research Institute
  • Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory
  • La Sagrada Familia
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Interview on "George Negus Tonight", ABC TV, 19/04/2004
  • "In Gaudi's shadow", The Age newspaper, 02/07/2002
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