Sustainable mass housing
Shane was an early and significant proponent of research through architectural design, with a particular strength in urban regeneration and transitioning cities to more sustainable futures. He has conducted research projects encompassing affordable and sustainable mass housing models, transit-oriented urban design, mixed used development typologies, and approaches to normalise the accommodation of ageing populations in their existing neighbourhoods.
As Dean of MADA, Shane has forged a dynamic blend of practice-based research, cross faculty and institutional research initiatives, and a forward-focused studio-learning model.
Shane is highly awarded as a designer, has been published in numerous journals of architecture, has completed more than 50 master’s and doctoral supervisions, and has curated various architecture exhibitions, including co-direction of the Australian pavilion at the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale.
In 2012 he won the Australian Institute of Architects’ Neville Quarry Architecture Education Prize for his enduring contribution to architecture practice and education. He is a member of the Victorian Government’s Design Review Panel and was an advisor to the current metropolitan planning strategy, Plan Melbourne.