Giorgio Marfella

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


Giorgio is a Lecturer in Construction Management and Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne, where he coordinates three core post-graduate subjects in Architectural and Construction Technology at the Melbourne School of Design. Trained as an architect at the University of Florence, Italy, he is a registered architect in Australia, and holds a PhD in Architecture from the University of Melbourne.

Before joining the University of Melbourne as a full-time academic, Giorgio has accrued more than a decade of professional experience as an architect in residential, commercial, educational and institutional projects at different scales in Australia and overseas. As an architectural practitioner, he has collaborated full-time with several architectural design firms, including, among others, the Melbourne-based firms of Bates Smart and Denton Corker…

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CTBUH Designated Expert


Regional Committee, Melbourne (2018 – Present)

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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