Urša Komac is a Senior Lecturer and the Director of Academic Programs in Architecture at Western Sydney University. She is a registered architect from Europe and holds a BA in Architecture, MSc in Landscape Architecture from the University of Ljubljana and a PhD from Barcelona School of Architecture. She has worked as an architect and as an architectural critic for more than 20 years. She has taught at the Boston Architectural College, the Barcelona School of Architecture, the University of New South Wales, the University of Sydney and Canberra. In 2018 she was a Visiting Research Fellow at Tokyo University of the Arts and a Marie Curie Fellow at the Barcelona School of Architecture, exploring connections between academia and practice. From 2015-17 she was a CI on an OLT teaching grant, exploring new paths for a PhD in architecture.
Her research interests are architecture and the city, public space, heritage and architectural education. In addition to several articles, she co-authored a monograph on architect Bogdan Bogdanovic. She received the Piranesi Award for the Rest Areas for the Bicycle Paths in the Slovene Karst with Spela Kuhar. Her Observation Points in Škocjanski zatok were recently selected for the 9th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture and nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award. Her co-authored book (with Pablo Guillen) City Form, Economics and Culture: For the Architecture of the Public Space is out in 2020.