Associate Professor
Mirko Guaralda

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Faculty of Engineering,
School of Architecture & Built Environment

Personal details


Associate Professor
Faculty of Engineering,
School of Architecture & Built Environment


Urban Morphology, Urban Studies, Sense of Place, Community Involvement, Building Typologies, Architectural Composition, Missing-Middle



Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD (Politecnico di Milano)
  • Master of Higher Education (Macquarie University)
  • 5-Year-Degree in Architecture (Politecnico di Milano)

Professional memberships and associations


Dr Guaralda has recognised inspirational and impactful leadership that he has sustained in the domain of architectural education. As an architect with international transdisciplinary expertise in urban design, he works at the intersection of technology, art, and society, ensuring that our students develop into skilled architects and urban designers. His teaching philosophy is grounded in the transformative pedagogy of architecture and urbanism, informed by the typo-morphological approach of the Milan School of Architecture, the art of arranging urban elements to meet human needs, and with a strong focus on industry engagement for students.

Mirko has delivered units and professional training across three different continents and six different countries. His teaching at QUT includes:

  • 2022 Master Studio: Adaptable
  • 2013, 2019-2021 Architectural Design 07
  • 2014-2015, 2018 Master Studio
  • 2018 Urban Design
  • 2008-2021 Architecture and the City
  • 2009-2013 Architectural Theory and Research
  • 2010-2013 Placemaking in Architecture


Selected publications

QUT ePrints

To find publications by Mirko, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.



Current supervisions