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Prof Paul Loh

Professor & HOS - Architecture

Level 2, Building 3b, Abedian School of Architecture, Bond University

Faculty of Society & Design

Accepting PhD Students

Research interests

Professor Paul Loh is the Head of the Abedian School of Architecture and the lead coordinator of the Architecture Futures Laboratory at Bond University. Before this, he held a senior lectureship in Digital Architecture Design, Assistant Dean (IT) role and was co-director of the Advanced Digital Design and Fabrication (ADD+F) research hub at the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne. Paul studied architecture at the University of Melbourne, the University of East London (UEL), and the Architectural Association (Design Research Lab). He taught at all these institutions and lectured at ETH (Zurich), Lund University (Sweden), and Tsinghua University (China). 

His research focuses on automation in construction, specifically on how robotic technology and advanced manufacturing can minimise and reduce design waste from current construction practices. He conducts research in flexible and reusable formwork for concrete casting and holds a patent technology that has been successfully commercialised through a start-up company.

In addition, his research also focuses on the cognitive engagement of digital technology in design practice and education. Through his architecture practice (LLDS), Paul has developed novel pre-fabricate and in-situ construction methods using scans, AR and VR technology. He has written extensively on digital craft in architecture design and technology-based teaching and learning environments. 


  • Architecture & Design, PhD, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University
  • Diploma Professional Practice in Architecture (RIBA Part III), University of Westminster
  • Architecture and Urbanism , Master, The Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture
  • Architecture, Diploma, University of East London
  • Planning and Design (Architecture), Bachelor, University of Melbourne

Fields of Research

  • Architecture

Statement for HDR students

I am looking for highly motivated HDR students with research topics that align with one or more of the following:

  • Creative or Design-based Research
  • Design research through digital technology or robotics
  • Practice-based design or theoretical research
  • Flexible formwork
  • Adobe Construction
  • Sustainable method of construction using technology, including IoT
  • Other novel construction, fabrication and assembly techniques, including the circular economy in manufacturing, waste minimisation and design for disassembly.


If you have an interest in projects relating to one or more of the above topics, please contact me to discuss your research.

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