About Kirsten

Dr Kirsten Day lectures in Architecture at the University of Melbourne. Kirsten’s teaching expertise includes Architectural, Practice, Applied Design Thinking, Contemporary Architectural Archives, and Thesis Design Studio. She is also the Senior Academic Advisor for the Bachelor of Design program.

Her publications, workshops, and studios explore themes of future scenarios and the impact of change on the architectural profession and the human condition. She was an invited speaker on the subject Future Design | Future Melbourne as part of Melbourne Design Week for the Design Institute of Australia and involved with design and futures projects for Melbourne Knowledge Week since 2018. She organised the international Conference Future Housing: Global issues regional problems at Swinburne in 2016 with Architecture Media Politics Society as part of the Housing Critical Futures conference series.

Kirsten is a Chief Investigator on the ARC LIEF project LE220100057 The Australian Emulation Network: Born Digital Cultural Collections Access. Other research projects include Work-life in Wodonga: Co-design workshops for housing and work opportunities with people with disabilities in regional Victoria, (2022) funded by Melbourne Disability Institute at The University of Melbourne

Kirsten is Chair of the Education Committee for the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects, and an examiner for the Architects Registration Board (Victoria). She is registered as a practicing architect and director of Norman Day + Associates Architects with over 20 years of experience in the profession. Prior to joining Melbourne, she was Course Director of Interior Architecture at Swinburne. Day is also a member of The Architects Lobby and a member of the TAL Academic Caucus.

Podcast: What is the future for cities with Fanni Melles 9 March 2022

Melbourne Design Week 2021: The World Designed through our senses: Biophilic influence in architecture


Career Perspectives with Palladians (November 2020)