George Zillante

Professor George Zillante

Professor

School of Architecture and Built Environment

Faculty of the Professions

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Professor George Zillante is the Head of the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Adelaide. Professor Zillante brings a multidisciplinary background in architecture, urban and regional planning, building surveying, business administration and construction to his research and teaching. He has a strong track record in teaching, research and government advisory roles. His extensive experience in both research and leadership well qualifies him to provide leadership to many research teams and he has been successful in winning more than 30 competitive research grants in both Australia and overseas.

Applied research in the fields of:
• Organisational change
• Building control legislation
• Bushfire and its impact on development
• Qualitative research methodologies
• The impact of culture on construction
• Sustainable construction

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2012 Professor and Head of School University of Adelaide
    2002 - 2013 Adjunct Full Professor Clemson University
    1999 - 2012 Associate Professor and Head of Construction and Project management University of South Australia
    1991 - 2012 Director, Centre for Building and Planning Studies (CBPS) University of South Australia
    1981 - 2012 Managing Director George Zillante Architects
    1981 - 1991 Manager City of Unley
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2012 Award High commendation for the best paper at the Built Environment in Developing Countries conference Emerald Publishing Group
    2012 Award Best paper Australasian Universities Building Educators Association (AUBEA) conference
    2012 Recognition Inaugural President’s Award Australian Institute of Building Surveyors: SA Chapter
    1986 Achievement National Award of Excellence for the King William Road Civic Design Cement and Concrete Association
    1974 Achievement Architectural History Prize Royal Australian Institute of Architects
    1973 Achievement Architectural History Prize Royal Australian Institute of Architects
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2007 Deakin University Australia Doctor of Technology
    1997 University of South Australia Australia Master of Regional and Urban Planning
    1989 University of South Australia Australia Graduate Diploma of Business Administration
    1979 South Australian Institute of Technology Australia Graduate Diploma of Town Planning
    1975 South Australian Institute of Technology Australia Bachelor of Architecture
  • Research Interests

Since 2010:

Date Project Investigators Funding Body Amount
2016

An Australian housing condition data infrastructure

A/Prof Emma Baker; Prof Andrew Beer; Prof George Zillante; Prof Kerry London; Dr Rebecca Bentley; Prof Kathleen Hulse; Prof Hal Pawson; Prof Bill Randolph; Dr Ian Ridley; Dr Wendy Stone

ARC LIEF

$190,000

2014

Housing and Indigenous People with a disability: lived experiences of housing and community infrastructure

Prof George Zillante; Dr Elisabeth Grant; Dr Jo Russell-Clarke; Mr Alwin Chong; Prof Andrew Beer; Prof Justin Beilby

AHURI

$165,000

2013 Co-evolution and dynamic capabilities growth models of the Chinese international contracting business in complex environment Prof Zhenyu Zhao, Dr Jian Zuo; Prof George Zillante NSFC $103,000
2013 Situational eLearning: a crowd-sourcing approach to the definition and assessment of key practice-ready academic outcomes A/Prof Sidney Newton; Prof George Zillante; Dr Mark Shelbourn; Dr Mary Hardie OLT $217,000
2013-2015 The environmental dynamics and flexibility optimization of the wind power industry supply chain Prof Zhenyu Zhao; Dr Jian Zuo; Prof George Zillante Beijing Research Council of Philosophy and Social Science RMB 50,000
2013-2014 Study of Co-Evolution Route for Wind Power Industry Chain Prof Zhenyu Zhao; Prof George Zillante; Dr Jian Zuo State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (China) RMB 40,000
2013 The dynamic modelling and flexibility dynamics of the wind power industry Prof Zhenyu Zhao; Dr Jian Zuo; Prof George Zillante Ministry of Education (China) RMB 80,000
2011 A Framework for Adaptation of Australian Households to Heat Waves Prof Wasim Saman; Dr Martin Belusko; Prof George Zillante; Dr Stephen Pullen; Dr Jian Zuo et al. NCCARF $468,000
2011 Low Carbon Buildings, Cities and Communities UniSA; UNSW; Swinburne; Curtin; CSIRO Co-operative Research Centre (CRC) $28 million
2010 Development of Construction and Inspection Guideline for Wind Power projects in China Prof Jian Liu; Prof George Zillante; Dr Jian Zuo Electricity Industry Association $35,000
2010 Reconsidering sustainable building & design: A cultural change approach Prof George Zillante; Dr Stephen Pullen; Dr Lou Wilson; Dr Jian Zuo; Prof Frank Schultmann; Prof Jiayuan Wang ARC $445,000
2010 The future of the construction supervision engineer profession in China - a critical analysis Prof Jiayuan Wang; Prof Gang Wang; Dr Jian Zuo; Prof George Zillante Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (China) RMB 100,000
2010 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in construction – a SME perspective Dr Jian Zuo; Dr Lou Wilson; Prof George Zillante; Dr Stephen Pullen Divisional Small Grant $10,000
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 Co-Supervisor Sustainability Assessment of Building Demolition Waste Management Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Huanyu Wu
    2014 Principal Supervisor Towards A Socially Sustainable Educational Space Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Farjana Rahaman
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2013 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Towards Sustainability in the Chinese Construction Industry: A Transition Approach Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ruidong Chang
    2013 - 2018 Principal Supervisor URBAN ICONS: Creative Reuse of Civic Buildings as Exemplars of Ethical Conservation of Architectural Heritage Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Carolyn Wigg
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2012 - ongoing Member Standing Panel nominee for Architecture Programme Accreditation (ANZ APAP) Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) and the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA)
    2008 - 2016 Member Panel of Experts of the Research Education Trust Royal Institution of Chartered surveyors (RICS)
    2002 - 2010 Member Representative for Australia International Association for the Professional Management of Construction (IAMPC)
    2001 - ongoing Member Education Register of Accreditation personnel American Council for Construction
    1992 - ongoing Member National Education Committee Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS)
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2012 - ongoing Member Australian Institute of Architects (AIA)
    2007 - ongoing Member Fellow, Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS)
    2003 - ongoing Member Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (MAIQS)
    2001 - ongoing Member Fellow, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
    1998 - ongoing Member Fellow, Australian Institute of Building (FAIB)
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    1991 - ongoing Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
    1991 - ongoing Australian Institute of Building
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2013 - ongoing Board Member Structural Survey
  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 83135440
  • Email: george.zillante@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4377
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Horace Lamb, floor 3
  • Room: 3 020
  • Org Unit: School of Architecture & Built Environment

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