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Brydon Timothy Wang

Lecturer Law / Architecture, The University of Queensland

Dr. Brydon Wang is an interdisciplinary Lecturer in both the UQ School of Architecture and TC Beirne School of Law. He is a technology and construction lawyer who is passionate about smart city technology, infrastructure delivery and new ways people can come together to live, work and play. He researches in the intersection of the law and technologies of automation deployed in the urban environment.

Brydon has a previous career in architecture and co-edited a book on Large Floating Structures, exploring environmentally-sustainable technologies that allow cities to expand onto adjacent water bodies. His new book. 'Automating Cities: Design, Construction, Operation and Future Impact' highlights the latest advancements in the use of automation systems for building construction and urban environments. He has also taught in the QUT Bachelor of Law and UQ Master of Data Science courses.

Prior to coming to the law, Brydon was a Project Manager with the Public Transport Authority (WA) where he was the recipient of the CEO Scholarship. He worked as a Contracts Administrator in a number of leading commercial construction firms, before joining top-tier law firm Allens Linklaters. He was a national finalist in the 2014 Australian Law Awards.


  • 2005–present
    Construction professional (Architecture, Contract Admin & Law), Public & Private sectors
  • 2018–present
    Sessional Academic & PhD Candidate (Law), Queensland University of Technology
  • 2018–2019
    Lecturer (Architecture & Data Science), University of Queensland
  • 2014–2018
    Technology and Construction Lawyer (Associate), Allens
  • 2016–2016
    Corporate Counsel (Secondee), Transurban
  • 2007–2009
    Project Manager, Public Transport Authority (WA)


  • 2014 
    Australian National University, Grad Dip Legal Practice
  • 2013 
    Monash University, Master of Laws (Juris Doctor)
  • 2007 
    Monash University, Master of Public Policy and Management
  • 2005 
    The University of Melbourne, BPD (Architecture) and BArch (Hon)


  • 2016
    Blockchain and the Law, Internet Law Bulletin
  • 2015
    The right not to say who you are - DPP v Kaba (co-written with Tracy Lu), Privacy Law Bulletin
  • 2014
    Great Ideas Float to the Top (co-written with CM Wang), Large Floating Structures (Springer)
  • 2014
    Large Floating Structures (co-editor), Springer
  • 2014
    The case of Essendon v Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority, Sports Law Administration & Practice
  • 2007
    Colonisation of the ocean and VLFS technology (co-written with CM Wang), Very Large Floating Structures (Routledge)