Leon van Schaik
Leon van Schaik AO studied at the Architectural Association in London before becoming a professor of architecture at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 1987, where he now holds the position of Innovation Chair of Design Practice Research. Schaik’s mentorship of countless architects and lifelong dedication to research and practice has made him one of the most important figures in Australian architecture. His most recent book, Architecture in its Continuums, was published in 2018. His other books include Spatial Intelligence: New Futures for Architecture (2008), Design City Melbourne (2006), and Mastering Architecture: Becoming a Creative Innovator in Practice (2005).