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 object 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 a member of Architeam.

Current projects

Work-life in Wodonga: Co-design workshops for housing and work opportunities with people with disabilities in regional Victoria

2018 Dean’s Award: Emerging Researcher 

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

Past HDR Supervision

Arevalo, Nataly (Ph.D.) 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.

Tran, Loc (Ph.D.) 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.

Current HDR Supervision

Iskandar, Sonya (Ph.D.) Title: Space design for the visually impaired

Swinburne University of Technology. Supervision team: Prof Mark Taylor (PCS), Dr. Nanette Carter, Dr. Kirsten Day. Scheduled completion: November 2022