Associate Professor in Architecture, Monash University
Maryam is associate professor in architecture at Monash University. Her work examines the relationship between architectural practice and the social and political contexts in which the built fabric is designed, constructed and received.
Her interests include culture and identity in architecture, cross-cultural practices and inclusive architecture. Maryam often works at the intersection of academia and industry and is skilled at conceptualizing and realizing collaborations that span these worlds.
She works with multiple primary research materials – historical archives, interviews, drawings and the buildings themselves – and combines these with practice-led and translational applications. Maryam leads the Better Life at Home research stream, at the Monash Urban Lab, focused on holistic approaches to the adaptable and accessible domestic environments. She is a practice critic at Neeson Murcutt Neille Architects. Prior to joining Monash University in 2018, Maryam was the director of the architecture department at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.