Giorgio Marfella

University of Melbourne, Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Construction | Melbourne, Australia


Dr Giorgio Marfella is a Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Construction of the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne. He is an internationally recognised expert of high-rise construction history and technology and a member of the research centre of his Faculty ACAHUCH (Australian Collaboratory for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage). Giorgio is a registered architect in Victoria, and he is the current chairperson of the Architects Registration Board of Victoria. Giorgio has been a member of the CTBUH since 2010, being active in several leadership roles as a regional leader in Australia and a member of the expert peer review committee. Giorgio regularly contributes to public debates about high-rise architecture and construction with a track record of academic publications and media participation in the history and design of tall buildings,…

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CTBUH Designated Expert


Expert Peer Review Committee, Member (2014 – Present)

Tall Building Academic & Teaching Committee, Member (2018 – Present)

City Committee, Melbourne, Board Member (2018 – Present)

Annual Conference, Presenter (China 2016; Australia 2017)

Annual Conference, Poster Presenter, Chicago (2019)

Annual Conference, Session Chair (Chicago 2019)

International Research Seed Funding, Peer Review Panel (2014)


02 November 2017

CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Melbourne Session 1: Melbourne: World's Most Livable City Q&A

Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director, chairs the question and answer session with Larry Parsons, Director of Design, Ethos Urban; Jonathan Spear, Executive Director, Infrastructure Victoria;...


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30 January 2020

Implications of Flat-Pack Plumbing Systems For High-Rise Construction Efficiency

Paulo Vaz Serra & Giorgio Marfella, Melbourne School of Design; Shannon Egglestone, Richstone Group

The concept of design for manufacturing and assembly (DfMA) is gathering momentum in the high-rise construction industry. The construction of tall buildings is well-suited for...


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01 July 2018

The Post-Miesian Office Tower and the Global Issue of Its Interpretation

Giorgio Marfella, University of Melbourne

The skylines of many cities worldwide are still defined by the dominant and ubiquitous office blocks of the twentieth century. While there is consensus stating...


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