Research

Day’s expertise is based on twenty years as a practicing architect, and her formal involvement with the profession and various academic roles. She has a particular interest in the broad timeline of professional architectural practice in Australia. The research explores the influences on the final architectural artefact including technology, cultural, political, and economic policy decisions. Her particular focus is on projections for the possible futures of the profession. This expertise is augmented by ongoing engagement and positions with architectural bodies including the Australian Institute of Architects, the Architect’s Registration Board of Victoria, and Architeam.

2018 Dean’s Award: Emerging Researcher 

Awarded to Kirsten Day 2018 Dean’s Award for Emerging Researcher, School of Design, Swinburne University of Technology

Current HDR Supervision

Casagrande, Elisa (PhD) Title: Urban objects and precincts and their performance under urban heat island scenarios

Swinburne University of Technology. Supervision team: Dr Stephen Glackin (PCS), Dr Scott Rayberg, Dr Kirsten Day. Scheduled completion: January 2021

Arevalo, Nataly (PhD) Title: Campus outdoor incivility: A socio-spatial approach to foster civility

Swinburne University of Technology. Supervision team: Prof Mark Taylor (PCS), Dr Kirsten Day, Dr Mehrnoush Latifi. Scheduled completion: April 2021

Tran, Loc (PhD) Title: Interrogating ‘Saigon Space’: Spatial Practices in Laneways of Ho Chi Minh City

Swinburne University of Technology. Supervision team: Dr Quoc Phuong Dinh (PCS), Dr Kirsten Day. Scheduled completion: January 2021

Iskandar, Sonya (PhD) Title: Space design for the visually impaired

Swinburne University of Technology. Supervision team: Prof Mark Taylor (PCS), Dr Nanette Carter, Kirsten Day . Scheduled completion: November 2024