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Dr Nicole Gardner

Lecturer, Computational Design
Computational Design (CoDe)
Room: 
2007
Building: 
Red Centre West Wing
Phone: 
02 9385 6274
Bio: 

Dr Nicole Gardner is a Lecturer in the Bachelor of Computational Design, in the Australian School of Architecture and Design, Faculty of Built Environment at the University of New South Wales. Her teaching and research explores the relationships between contemporary digital culture and design practice from the scale of architectural cyber-physical making systems to smart city strategies. She is an Australian Registered Architect (NSW 7921) with fifteen years project experience in Adelaide, London, and Sydney. Nicole has worked across a broad range of project typologies and scales, including individual and multi-scale residential, education and institutional. Her work on major public transport projects includes the King’s Cross Underground Station Redevelopment, London and, in her role as a Senior Architect with Arup, Sydney, design concepts for the proposed Sydney Metro, and several significant rail projects in NSW. She has undertaken academic research into urban mobility and digital technologies, including the co-authored publication: Infostructure: A Transport Research Project (2010, FreerangePress) and Interchanging: Future designs for responsive transport environments (2014). Nicole has taught and lectured in architecture, and design theory, at the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia, and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Her doctoral thesis adopted an interdisciplinary method and liminal theory to critique discourses on mobile technologies and public space in the context of urban transformation.

Publications:
Books

Gardner N; Haeusler M; Mahar B, (eds.), 2014, Interchanging – Future designs for responsive transport environments, Spurbuch,, Bamberg, Germany, http://www.spurbuch.de/en/product-reader-aadr/product/interchanging.html

Gardner N; Haeusler MH; Tomitsch M, 2010, Infostructure: A Transport Research Project, Freerange Press, Christchurch, http://www.projectfreerange.com/freerange-press/infostructure/

Journal articles

Trilsbeck M; Gardner N; Fabbri A; Haeusler MH; Zavoleas Y; Page M, 'Meeting in the middle: Hybrid clay three-dimensional fabrication processes for bio-reef structures', International Journal of Architectural Computing, pp. 147807711984965-147807711984965, 10.1177/1478077119849655

Gardner N; Hespanhol L, 2018, 'SMLXL: Scaling the smart city, from metropolis to individual', City, Culture and Society, vol. 12, pp. 54-61, 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.06.006

Conference Papers

Gardner N, 2018, 'Architecture-Human-Machine (re)configurations: Examining computational design in practice', in Kepczynska-Walczak A; Bialkowski S (eds.), Computing for a better tomorrow - Proceedings of the 36th eCAADe Conference - Volume 2, eCAADe (Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe) and Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering, Lodz University of Technology., Lodz, Poland, pp. 139-148, presented at Computing for a better tomorrow 36th eCAADe Conference, Lodz, Poland, 19 - 21 September 2018, http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/ecaade2018_243

Panerras H; Doherty B; Fabbri A; Gardner N; Haeusler M, 2018, 'Augmented Reality in the Design Process - Using visual effects (VFX) motion tracking techniques to conduct quantification research on the performance of augmented reality', in Kępczyńska-Walczak A; Białkowski S (eds.), Proceedings of the 36th eCAADe Conference, 36th eCAADe, Lodz, Poland, pp. 761-770, presented at 36th eCAADe, Lodz, Poland, 19 - 21 September 2018, http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/ecaade2018_114

Gardner N; Rahmat H, 2018, 'Digital dialogues: Computational Design from Promise to Retweet', in Maxwell DW (ed.), Proceedings of the 1st Annual Design Research Conference (ADR18), The University of Sydney, The University of Sydney, Australia, pp. 263-275, presented at Annual Design Research Conference (ADR), The University of Sydney, Australia, 27 - 28 September 2018, https://sydney.edu.au/architecture/news-and-events/events/annual-design-research-conference.html

Bungbrakearti N; Cooper-Wooley B; Odolphi J; Doherty B; Fabbri A; Gardner N; Haeusler MH, 2018, 'Holosync: A comparative study on mixed reality and contemporary communication methods in a building design context', in CAADRIA 2018 - 23rd International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Learning, Prototyping and Adapting, pp. 401-410

Leung E; Asher R; Butler A; Doherty B; Fabbri A; Gardner N; Hank Haeusler M, 2018, 'Redback bim: Developing 'de-localised' open-source architecture-centric tools', in CAADRIA 2018 - 23rd International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Learning, Prototyping and Adapting, pp. 21-30

Hawton D; Cooper-Wooley B; Odolphi J; Doherty B; Fabbri A; Gardner N; Haeusler MH, 2018, 'Shared immersive environments for parametric model manipulation: Evaluating a workflow for parametric model manipulation from within immersive virtual environments', in CAADRIA 2018 - 23rd International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Learning, Prototyping and Adapting, pp. 483-492

Khean N; Kim L; Martinez J; Doherty B; Fabbri A; Gardner N; Hank Haeusler M, 2018, 'The introspection of deep neural networks - towards illuminating the black box: Training architects machine learning via grasshopper definitions', in CAADRIA 2018 - 23rd International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Learning, Prototyping and Adapting, pp. 237-246

Gardner NL; Hespanhol L, 2016, 'SMLXL: Thinking between scales and designing with data for smarter cities', in Proceedings of the AASA 2016 9th International Conference Project to Practice: Innovating Architecture, Project to Practice:Innovating Architecture AASA 9th International Conference, University of Technology Sydney, presented at Project to Practice:Innovating Architecture AASA 9th International Conference, University of Technology Sydney, 30 September - 01 October 2016

Gardner NL, 2015, 'Agitating Architecture: Critical Reflections on Ubiquitous Computing', in hogben P; O’Callaghan J (eds.), SAHANZ 2015 Architecture Institutions and Change: Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand Volume 32, SAHANZ 2015 Architecture Institutions and Change, Sydney, presented at SAHANZ 2015 Architecture Institutions and Change, Sydney, 07 - 10 July 2015, http://sahanz2015.be.unsw.edu.au/papers/SAHANZ%202015%20-%20Front%20pages%20&%20Table%20of%20Contents.pdf

Rosenberg E; Haeusler MH; Araullo R; Gardner N, 2015, 'Smart Architecture-Bots and Industry 4.0 Principles for Architecture', in Martens B; Wurzer G; Grasl T; Lorenz WE; Schaffranek R (eds.), ECAADE 2015: REAL TIME - EXTENDING THE REACH OF COMPUTATION, VOL 2, ECAADE-EDUCATION & RESEARCH COMPUTER AIDED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN EUROPE, TU Wien, Vienna, AUSTRIA, pp. 251-259, presented at 33rd International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe), TU Wien, Vienna, AUSTRIA, 16 - 18 September 2015, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000372316000030&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Gardner NL; Harfield S, 2014, 'Great Expectations: Mobilising histories and transforming the city through mobile technology practices', in Gjerde M; Petrović E (eds.), UHPH_14: Landscapes and ecologies of urban and planning history, Proceedings of the 12th conference of the Australasian Urban History / Planning History Group, UHPH_14: Landscapes and ecologies of urban and planning history, Wellington, NZ, presented at UHPH_14: Landscapes and ecologies of urban and planning history, Wellington, NZ, 02 - 05 February 2014

Haeusler MH; Gardner N; Mahar B, 2014, 'Interchanging: Responsive transport infrastructures for twenty-first century urban digital culture', in Interchanging: Responsive transport infrastructures for twenty-first century urban digital culture, Proceedings of the 7th International Urban Design Conference: Designing Productive Cities – 2014, Adelaide, Australia, presented at Proceedings of the 7th International Urban Design Conference: Designing Productive Cities – 2014, Adelaide, Australia, 01 - 03 September 2014

Haeusler MH; Tomitsch M; Gardner N; Barker T, 2011, 'Infostructures – Embedding Media Facades in Public Transport', in CHI2011 Computer Human Interaction Conference 2011, CHI2011 Computer Human Interaction Conference 2011, Vancover, presented at CHI2011 Computer Human Interaction Conference 2011, Vancover, 07 - 12 May 2011

Barker T; Gardner N; Haeusler MH; Tomitsch M, 2011, 'Last train to trancentral: From infrastructure to 'info'structure - A case study of embedding digital technology into existing public transport infrastructures', in Circuit Bending, Breaking and Mending - Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2011, pp. 335-344

Theses / Dissertations

Gardner NL, 2018, The transformation of public space: Mobile technology practices and urban liminalities