Position: Assistant Professor
Mirna ZORDAN is an architect and a design instructor with an active interest in urban psychology and environment-behaviour performances in complex conditions. She received her BA and MA at IUAV The University of Venice together with her license for practicing Architecture. She holds a PhD from City University of Hong Kong awarded with the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS). After working as an architect in Sydney, she taught and was an invited lecturer in several international institutions including IUAV The University of Venice, Atelier Europe China IUAV/CAUP Tongji University, FAB Fabrica De Ciudad (Mexico City), City University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong, and ARUP Hong Kong. She was also a research fellow in Venice funded by the European Social Funding Scheme replying to the National Industry Plan 4.0, Italy, with IUAV, RE-VEGA Group, The Science and Technology Park of Venice, Regione Veneto, and Universita’ Ca’ Foscari Venezia. Before joining SUSTech, she was working at The University of Hong Kong while being an active member of the YA team at the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU). Her research replies to the SDGs agenda for psychological well-being and social/environmental sustainability with a specific focus on the implementation of design responses through increased dialogues among professional practices, scholars, and multidisciplinary experts for the future of urban density.