Dr Diego Ramírez-Lovering is Head of the Department of Architecture at Monash University. He has taught and practiced architecture in Australia, Italy and Mexico. His teaching and research examine the contributory role that architecture can play in addressing the significant challenges facing contemporary urban environments –climate change, resource limitations, rapid population growth and changing household demographics. His recently awarded practice based PhD focuses on these contemporary urban issues through the platform of affordable and sustainable housing.
Ramírez-Lovering is the co-founder and managing director of Monash Architecture Studio (MAS). This research unit undertakes design-based research from the scale of dwelling to the scale of the city/region around a range of contextual issues in collaboration with researchers from other universities, government and industry. MAS aims to have real impact in the future of Australian cities through the projects that it prosecutes and the partners that it engages with.
As an award winning architectural practitioner and researcher, Ramírez-Lovering has been commissioned to design a range of projects including affordable housing, commercial projects and public art projects. His research and practice have been published in leading Australian and international publications and he is frequently called upon to talk to the media, present keynote lectures nationally and internationally and participate in adjudication, advisory and review panels for the public and private sector.