Rene has been working in the building industry for over 25 years, completing his Bachelor of Architecture at RMIT with first class honours. Whilst completing his degree, Rene worked for various high profile firms in Melbourne and maintained a small teaching commitment at RMIT. After moving to Western Australia he became a full time academic at the University of Western Australia. Rene has been teaching at University of Western Australia for 11 years. His interests in Architecture are focused on the theoretical and cultural influences that software has had on the profession, design practice and therefore building construction.