Lisa Zamberlan

Associate Dean - International, Discipline Director: Interior Architecture
Interior Architecture, Research Cluster Staff, Design Research Collaboration

MDes (Hons)

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Lisa Zamberlan is Associate Dean - International (joint) and Discipline Director: Interior Architecture in the Faculty of Built Environment at the University of New South Wales. 

Research Activities: 

Lisa’s research examines three interrelated themes: discipline identity in interior architecture; the practice of learning and teaching in the design studio; and the future of design practice. Her research has focused on transformative learning in the design studio and the changing landscape of contemporary design practice. Recent publications examine the role of collective creativity in contemporary practice, a reconsideration of creativity in design education, the impact of peer learning in the design studio and education for design-led enterprise and innovation. This research has been published in Design Issues, IDEA, International Journal of Art and Design Education, Journal of Peer Learning and International Journal of Design Education.


2016 BE Research Start Grant: Homeland, returning, remembering re-imagining

2015 SOTL Research Grant: A review of the BIA peer tutor program

2014 BE Faculty Research Grant Program: Developing entrepreneurial capacity in design education: an analysis of structural and pedagogical models for renewed curricula

2014 SOTL Research Grant: Developing an improved peer mentor program at FBE

2013 BE Faculty Research Grant Program: Design for an Unimagined Future

2013 SOTL Research Grant: Assessing Creativity in the Design Studio

2013 BE Research Link Grant: Creative Districts:Surry Hills, Sydney

2011 BE Research Link Grant: Joseph Holtzman

2010 BE Research Link Grant:The Requisite of Delight

Teaching & Supervision: 

Lisa is a senior lecturer and design studio leader within the Interior Architecture program.