Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Monash University

Kieran is a co-founder and Principal at TheFulcrum.Agency, a creative consultancy that leverages community and social outcomes through evidenced-based design strategy, advocacy and research. Since 2012 Kieran has been a Senior Research Fellow at Monash University.

Kieran’s portfolio of projects includes urban design, educational and public buildings that have been awarded by the Australian Institute of Architects across commercial, public, urban design, interiors, education and residential categories, as well as winning the Australian Award for Urban Design, and an International Award for Public Participation for their work in community led design processes. His writing has been published widely on topics covering urban renewal, Indigenous housing and new models of practice and procurement.

Kieran is a regular contributor to design studios at Curtin University, the University of Western Australia and Notre Dame University Australia and has served on several professional advisory boards and juries. He is an Industry Partner for the University of Sydney’s Health Habitat Incubator. In 2016, he co-authored a ground-breaking report, #designperth, with the Property Council of Australia, The Greens and Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute on the critical role design should play in the densification of our cities. He is currently an advisor to research projects with the University of Queensland and Monash University investigating remote indigenous housing, design and community engagement.
Kieran is currently leading a series of projects with the Indigenous communities, NT and Minjerribah, QLD that seek to improve quality of life through better housing, education and community infrastructure. His work is underpinned by a belief in the positive influence of good design, not just for individuals but communities as well.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Principal, TheFulcrum.Agency
  • 2012–present
    Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Monash University
  • 1997–2017
    Design Director, CODA Studio

Education

  • 1997 
    Curtin University, B. Arch