Assoc Prof Glenda Caldwell

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Program Leader - Design Robotics and Digital Fabrication

Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology), Master of Architecture (Florida International University)

Dr Glenda Amayo Caldwell is an Associate Professor in Architecture and the Academic Lead Research in the School of Architecture & Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering at the Queensland University of Technology.

A/Prof Caldwell is an architecture and design scholar with internationally recognised expertise in physical, digital, and robotic fabrication, leading Industry 4.0 innovation through human-centred research in design robotics and media architecture. Her research sits at the cross section of architecture and interaction design where she: (1) integrates human, social, and technical considerations into robotic processes and industrial manufacturing; and, (2) uses a ‘Research-through-Design’ approach to engage industry and communities in a reflexive conversation about creativity, architectural innovation and how we might collaboratively solve societal and environmental challenges and harness future opportunities. She is a chief investigator in the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Center (IMCRC) Design Robotics for Mass Customisation Manufacturing project in collaboration with UAP and RMIT (2017-2021). A/Prof Caldwell is co-leader of the QUT Design Lab, Design Robotics & Digital Fabrication Program, and an active researcher in the Urban Informatics Research group. She is a design lead at the ARM (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing) Hub and the co-leader of the Designing Socio-technical Robotic Systems Program in the ARC Australian Cobotics Centre (ACC).

Originally from the USA, A/Prof Caldwell completed a Bachelor of Science in Architecture at the University of Michigan, Anne Arbor, MI in 2001. In 2005 she commenced her Masters in Architecture at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (Sci-ARC) in Los Angeles where her interest in computational design and digital fabrication were initiated. Glenda finalised the Masters of Architecture degree at the Florida International University (FIU) in Miami in 2008. She completed her PhD on Media Architecture in 2016 at QUT. Since 2009 Glenda has been teaching Architectural Design studios, Introduction to Visualisation, and Architectural History in the undergraduate and graduate courses at QUT.

Career History

  • 2021 Academic Lead Research, School of Architecture & Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering, QUT
  • 2020 Associate Professor in Architecture, School of Architecture & Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering, QUT
  • 2017-2020 Senior Lecturer in Architecture, School of Design, Creative Industries Faculty, QUT
  • 2010-2017 Lecturer in Architecture, School of Design, Creative Industries Faculty, QUT
  • 2009-2010 Associate Lecturer in Architecture, School of Design, Faculty of Science and Engineering, QUT
  • 2008 Architectural Designer, Monad Architects, Miami, FL
  • 2007 Tutor, Computer Practice in Design II, Masters Unit, Florida International University
  • 2006-2007 Architectural Graduate, Claudio Noriega Architect, AIA, Miami FL.
  • 2001 Architectural Intern, 9 Espai Arquitectos, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • 2001 Architectural Design Assistant, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Significant Professional Achievements

  • 2021 Media Archiecture Biennale (MAB20), Academic Papers Co-Chair & Awards Juror.
  • 2020 OzCHI Doctoral Consortium Co-Chair.
  • 2020 Invited Speaker Hames Sharley Architects, National Speakers Program, Brisbane.
  • 2018 VC Award for Excellence QUT, Research
  • 2018 Woodfordia Invited Speaker -“Designing the Future with Artificial Intelligence”which was broadcast on ABC RN Big Ideas program on 19 February 2019. https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/designing-the-future-with-artificial-intelligence/10794690
  • 2018 TedXQUT Speaker – “Why art and design should be at the forefront of robotic research” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Auba4d44u8A
  • 2017  VC Performance Award QUT, Research
  • 2017 Co-editor Special Issue, Pervasive Participation – New Horizons for Citizen Involvement and User Experience, Journal of Interaction Design & Architecture(s)
  • 2016 Co-editor Digital Futures and the City of Today: New Technologies and Physical Spaces. Mediated Cities Series. Intellect Ltd, Bristol, England.
  • 2016 Student volunteers co-chair, Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS)
  • 2016 Student volunteers co-chair, Media Architecture Biennale
  • 2016 Engagement and Innovation Grant – Designing the Aerie, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2015 QUT John Hartley Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Programme Scholarship
  • 2015 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2014 Engagement and Innovation Grant – Designing the Past- Recording the Future: The InstaBooth for Situated Community Engagement, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2012 Engagement and Innovation Grant – Urban Informatics and Participatory Design for Community Engagement in South Bank, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2009 Early Career Academic Research Development Program, Queensland University of Technology

Publications Please see Glenda’s Google Scholar page for a list of publications and their citations. https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=OKsOFmsAAAAJ&hl=en

Projects

Additional information

  • 2021 Academic Lead Research, School of Architecture & Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering, QUT
  • 2020 Associate Professor in Architecture, School of Architecture & Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering, QUT
  • 2017-2020 Senior Lecturer in Architecture, School of Design, Creative Industries Faculty, QUT
  • 2010-2017 Lecturer in Architecture, School of Design, Creative Industries Faculty, QUT
  • 2009-2010 Associate Lecturer in Architecture, School of Design, Faculty of Science and Engineering, QUT
  • 2008 Architectural Designer, Monad Architects, Miami, FL
  • 2007 Tutor, Computer Practice in Design II, Masters Unit, Florida International University
  • 2006-2007 Architectural Graduate, Claudio Noriega Architect, AIA, Miami FL.
  • 2001 Architectural Intern, 9 Espai Arquitectos, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • 2001 Architectural Design Assistant, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Title
ARC Training Centre for Collaborative Robotics in Advanced Manufacturing
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
IC200100001
Start year
2021
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