Mark Burry is Innovation Professor of Architecture at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. He is also Director of the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory at RMIT and the Founding Director of RMIT’s Design Research Institute; and Velux Visiting Professor for 2009– 11 at CITA (Centre for Information Technology and Architecture, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark). Since 1979, Burry has worked as an architect on the Temple Sagrada Família in Barcelona, where he is now Executive Architect and Researcher; a key member within the local design team, he has been responsible for untangling the mysteries of Antoni Gaudí’s compositional strategies in his greatest work. Burry has published internationally on two main themes: the life and work of Gaudí, and putting theory into practice with regard to ‘challenging’ architecture; he has also written widely on broader issues of design, construction and the use of computers in design theory and practice. In 2004, Burry was presented with the prestigious award … ‘Diploma i la insignia a l’acadèmic corresponent’ and the title Il.lustrisim Senyor by the Reial Acadèmia Catalana de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi, in recognition of his work on the Sagrada Família. In 2006, Burry was awarded the Australian Research Council’s most prestigious funding award, a ‘Federation Fellowship’ for five years; and in the same year he was the recipient of the USA Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) Award for Innovative Research. An editorial board member of AD, Burry is also a regular contributor to the publication.