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Workplace Futures Research Lead, Centre for the New Workforce, Swinburne University of Technology

Dr. Agustin Chevez experience combines industry practice with research in the field of workplace design. Agustin has dedicated his career to understanding the notion of work and uncovering environments that best support our working lives. His interest in the relationship between people, space and technology saw him pursue a PhD on the evolution of workplace architecture as a consequence of technology development at RMIT University.

Agustin has participated in the development of workplace strategies in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore and his research has been presented at various international conferences and publications. His latest publication The Pilgrim's Guide to the Workplace, is an Open Access publication available here:

Agustin is an Honorary Fellow with the Department of Management and Marketing at the University of Melbourne.


  • 2022–present
    Workplace Futures Lead, Centre for the New Workforce
  • 2019–present
    Honorary Fellow , The University of Melbourne
  • 2014–2020
    Senior researcher, HASSELL
  • 2011–2014
    Lecturer in Design, Swinburne University of Technology


  • 2010 
    RMIT University , PhD / Workplace Architecture
  • 2003 
    RMIT University, Master in Project Management
  • 2001 
    UNAM , Architect


  • 2022
    The Pilgrim’s Guide to the Workplace, Springer
  • 2021
    Office spatial design attributes, sitting, and face-to-face interactions: Systematic review and research agenda, Building & Environment
  • 2021
    Interconnecting Stairs: The Vertical Axis of Mobility and Social Interaction, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
  • 2018
    Assessing Design Value systems: fragmentation, competition, and crisis in a global industry, The Architectural Science Association
  • 2015
    Rethinking density in contemporary workplace environments, Corporate Real Estate Journal
  • 2014
    Space as a knowledge management tool, Work&Place
  • 2014
    People, space and technology: A dynamic model, Corporate Real Estate Journal
  • 2014
    Trust me! Exploratory research into office design and organisational trust causality, Corporate Real Estate Journal

Grants and Contracts

  • 2013
    Researcher in Business Grant
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Enterprise Connect