Associate Professor Guillermo Aranda-Mena

PhD, MSc, BA (Arch)

Visiting Professor UNESCO Chair
School of Architecture
Politecnico di Milano
Research Expertise
Research Design, Workplace Design, Building Information Modelling, Value Management
Dr Guillermo Aranda-Mena is an Associate Professor at the School of Property, Construction and Project Management, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. He divides his time between Australia and Italy as he holds a UNESCO Chair for Architecture at Politecnico di Milano, Italy were he also lectures and conducts research. Guillermo also devotes part of his time to conducting building design-research in Singapore and Hong-Kong. In 2010 Guillermo was awarded a professional certificate at Stanford University, California on the area of applied informatics for architecture.Dr Aranda-Mena’s experience spans over a decade looking at areas of innovation in workplace, digital architecture and project management for design firms. He currently leads a design-research team operating in Australia, Italy, Spain Singapore and Hong-Kong and has successfully supervised a number of research projects and Doctoral theses. Guillermo is a well-published scholar and Regional Editor for Australasia Emerald Scientific Publishers.
Awards and Citations
  • Hong Kong City University (2015 – Present)
  • Politecnico di Milano, Italy (2012 – Present)
  • FHNW Zurich, Switzerland (2012 – 2013)
  • RMIT University, Australia (2004 – Present)
  • Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore (2005 – Present)
  • TU Delft, Holland (2010)
  • Stanford University, California (2008 – 2010)
  • University of Newcastle, Australia (2003 – 2004)
  • The University of Reading, UK (1997 – 2003)
  • Loughborough University, UK (1995 – 1996)
  • Universidad de Sevilla, Spain (1996)
  • Trafalgar House. Architecture Department, UK/Mexico (1994 – 1995)

Industry Experience

  • UNESCO Chair for Architecture at Politecnico di Milano.