Mark Burry

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New Zealander, Professor Mark Burry, has been Executive Architect and Researcher to the Sagrada Família Basilica Foundation in Barcelona since 1979. Based in Melbourne, Mark has been instrumental in the development of the project over the last 30 years thanks to collaboration with on-site colleagues and technological advances that have made overcoming the challenges of long distance easier.

ADNZ is delighted that this internationally significant architect will be the headline speaker at the ADNZ 2014 National Conference in the Bay of Islands from 24-27 of September.

One of the most important structures of our time, from both a religious and architecture perspective, the Sagrada Familia is an awe inspiring work of art that attracts more than 2.8 million visitors a year.

A creation by famed Architect, Antoni Gaudi, the Sagrada Familia, has been in construction since 1882. Still incomplete, construction of the basilica has been slow with an estimated completion date of 2028. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most recognisable works of Antoni Gaudi, the Sagrada Familia has become one of the most universal signs of Barcelona and Spain itself. In November 2010 the Basilica was consecrated by Pope Benedict XVI.

In addition to his work on the Sagrada Familia, Mark is an award winning architect and published author. He has published several books on the life, work and theories of the architect Antoni Gaudí and also on putting theory into practice with regard to 'challenging' architecture.

Mark is a Founding Director of RMIT University's state-of-the-art Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory (SIAL) in Melbourne Australia and is currently the Founding Director of the RMIT University’s Design Research Institute (DRI).

It is an incredible privilege to welcome Mark Burry to the speaker line-up and we look forward to getting a small insight into his captivating world working on one of the world's greatest structures.

For the first time ever, the ADNZ 2014 National Conference is open to a limited number of non-members. For more information on the Conference and to register your place please visit the ADNZ National Conference website.