Founded in Melbourne in 1972, the Australian architectural firm Denton Corker Marshall is one of the most important actors in the Pacific region. DCM is represented in East Asia as well as the Near East and Europe with numerous structures and also Founded in Melbourne in 1972, the Australian architectural firm Denton Corker Marshall is one of the most important actors in the Pacific region. DCM is represented in East Asia as well as the Near East and Europe with numerous structures and also has offices in Jakarta and London. In the last five years DCM has substantially increased its international presence with ambitious and widely noted building projects and showcased its modern architectural language, which is marked by minimalism and as cool as it is unusual.
Leon van Schaik is Innovation Professor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and author of the book Mastering Architecture, Becoming a Creative Innovator in Practice. Additional essays are by well-known authors such as Deyan Sudjic, Nikos Papastergiadis, Jianfei Zhu, and Suzie Attiwill.
Leon van Schaik studied at the Architectural Association (AA) in London and is now a professor of architecture at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), where he holds the Innovation Chair.
Deyan Sudjic has been, among other things, Dean of the Faculty of Art, Architecture, and Design at Kingston University, London and a guest professor of the theory of design at the Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst (University of Applied Arts) in Vienna and the Royal College of Art. In 2002 he directed the Architecture Biennale in Venice. Since August 2006 he has been the director of Design Museum London.
Jianfei Zhu studied at Tianjin University and the Bartlett School of Architecture of University College London. He teaches in the Faculty of Architecture, Building, and Planning at the University of Melbourne.
Suzie Attiwill is Program Director for Interior Design at the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT.
Among the most important recent projects presented by the volume are the Civil Justice Center in Manchester, UK; Webb Bridge in Melbourne, Australia; and the Dongqianhu International Educational Forum in Ningbo, China. With the Chong Qing International New Town the firm has taken on the planning of an entire city for the first time.