University of Technology
Senior Lecturer | Course Director | Masters of Architecture
University of Technology, Sydney
Iain [Max] Maxwell is an educator, design researcher and registered Architect and holds a Masters in Architecture from the Architectural Association School [AA School] in London. He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney, where he directs the Masters of Architecture program.
Max’s design-led research operates at the overlap of architecture and technology, specifically the use of design computation, robotics and advanced modes of fabrication to enable the production of unique, culturally valuable and high performance projects that achieve significant material, labour and energy efficiencies. As a co-director of the international award-winning architecture and innovation practice supermanoeuvre, his work uniquely bridges the traditional domains of academy, creative practice and industry. supermanoeuvre was one of the six practices to represent Australia at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale and has been exhibited and published extensively. The practice is currently working on; an innovative material and construction demonstration project in Zurich; an exemplar sustainable house project in outback NSW; an algorithmically form-found thin-shell stone vault pavilion for the Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor. Michigan; a revolutionary sustainable lighting system with Australian technology startup Organic Response.
In 2007, Max was awarded the Australian Institute of Architects Young Architects Prize.