Dr Michael Burnard was born outside Portland, Oregon, in the United States. He grew up in the forest sector, first following his father and grandfather around the family sawmill and later working for the company, which became noted for its innovative products, marketing, and operations. He returned to academia in 2010 and completed a Master of Science degree in Wood Science at Oregon State University in 2012. In 2013, he moved to Slovenia to pursue a PhD at the University of Primorska and work with Dr. Andreja Kutnar. He completed in his PhD in 2018.
Michael Burnard is the Deputy Director of the InnoRenew CoE and leads its Human Health in the Built Environment research group. He is an assistant professor at the University of Primorska, where he teaches in the Sustainable Built Environments degree programmes. His research interests include human health in the built environment and interdisciplinary work connecting computer science, technology, data science, and renewable materials research.
Guest Lecture: The Europeanization of spatial planning: reasons, mechanisms and dynamics of change – Dr. Giancarlo Cotella
Guest Lecture: Architecture For The Pleasure Of Reason – Martino Pedrozzi
Guest Lecture: “Urban Sustainability – why it is important and how it can be achieved” – Dr. Jerry Anthony
Guest Lecture: “Urban Topography vs. House Scenery” – Tatsuo Iwaoka
Guest Lecture: On Process – Mitesh Dixit
Guest Lecture: Sustainable Urbanism and Globalisation – Prof. Ashraf M. Salama
Guest lecture: ARCHITECT 2049 – Dr. Miloš Dimčić
Guest Lectures: Prof. Alfredo Brillembourg “Urban-Think Tank: Housing the City” and Haris Piplaš “Reactivating Sarajevo’s (Dis)continuous urbanism”
Guest Lecture: about design engineering culture – Professor Hanif Kara
Guest lecture: “The Robotic Touch – How Robots Change Architecture” by Professor Fabio Gramazio
AUR 2014/15 City and Society: Yoshiharu Tsukamoto & Momoyo Kaijima [Atelier Bow-Wow]