Dr Marja Sarvimaki is an Associate Professor at the Bond University's Abedian School of Architecture in Gold Coast, Australia, and responsible for the School's Architectural History and Theory curriculum. Previously she taught Architectural History-Theory and design studios at the University of Hawaii School of Architecture. She is born in Helsinki, Finland, and earned her MArch and PhD at the Helsinki University of Technology (current Aalto University). She also has pursued studies on Japanese architecture at the Tokyo National University of Arts in Tokyo, and conducted her post-doctoral research on Korean architecture at the Korea University in Seoul.
In addition to the doctoral dissertation 'Structures, Symbols and Meanings: Chinese and Korean Influence on Japanese Architecture', which comprised extensive fieldwork in East Asia, her work includes numerous publications on East Asian cultures as well as architectural research methodology; her most recent book 'Case Study Strategies for Architects and Designers: Integrative Data Research Methods' was published by Routledge in June 2017.