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Mathew Aitchison

Professor of Architecture and CEO of Building 4.0 CRC, Monash University

Mathew is a Professor of Architecture at Monash University. He led the establishment of Monash University’s Future Building Initiative – a team of interdisciplinary practitioners and researchers who aim to transform the traditional building industry.

He is also CEO of Building 4.0 CRC, an industry-led research initiative co-funded by the Australian Government. Working collaboratively, the consortium strives for innovative research outcomes that translate into commercial, technological and efficiency benefits for its industry partners, and improved environmental, safety and cost performance for the community.

Prior to joining Monash University, Mathew was Professor of Architecture at the University of Sydney and Director of the Innovation in Applied Design Lab (IAD Lab).

Over the past decade, Mathew has directed a series of large, collaborative research projects all focussed on building innovation.


  • –present
    Professor of Architecture, Director of the Future Building Initiative and CEO of Building 4.0 CRC, Monash University


  • 2009 
    University of Queensland, PhD Architecturee