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Associate Professor Khoa Do

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Position
Associate Professor
Faculty
Office of the Provost
School
Faculty of Humanities
Campus
Bentley Campus
Location
201.227
Phone
+61 8 9266 7262

Brief Summary

Khoa Do is an Associate Professor in the Disciplines of Architecture and Construction Management at Curtin University. His research focus is in the scholarship of designing learning and teaching models. He is a trained Australian Architect with close to two decades in academia and architectural practice combined. Khoa is an award-winning designer, educator, speaker, and author. He is a Fellow of the Curtin Academy and is also serving on numerous learning and teaching awards and grants panels.

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Overview

In 2010 Khoa was awarded the Australian Office of Learning and Teaching Award in recognizing a decade of commitment to innovation and excellence in the development of the scholarship of teaching and service to the higher education sector through the discipline of Architecture and Design. From 2011 to 2013 Khoa occupied a pioneering position as a resident academic at HASSELL, an international award-winning multidisciplinary design practice. Khoa held the unique position title of HASSELL’s Provocateur and his role was focussed on design innovation and to research and develop on the design excellence and effective studio collaboration at HASSELL. On Khoa’s returned to Curtin in 2014, he was appointed Director of International and Alumni and Engagement for the School of Built Environment at Curtin University. He led a number of international initiatives, engagements, strengthen and clarify the existing articulation programs and pathways. At the beginning of 2015 Khoa was invited and appointed Director of Teaching and Learning for the School of Built Environment. Khoa played a significant role in providing executive leadership in the school’s learning and teaching quality and was awarded two competitive grants totaling $160K to further advance the school’s scholarship. Khoa in 2015 was inducted as a Fellow of the Curtin Academy (http://www.curtin.edu.au/cli/curtin_academy/curtin_fellows.cfm). The fellowship recognizes the most outstanding educators at Curtin University, and Khoa was inducted for his exceptional pedagogical expertise. Khoa contributes at a national level in the higher education sector as an assessor for the annual Australian Grants and Awards for University Teaching, Department of Education and Training (DET). He regularly is invited to give keynotes at national and international conferences, forums and symposiums on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and design excellence.

 

Vietnamese

Associate Professor Khoa Đỗ là một kiến trúc sư được đào tạo bài bản tại Úc với hơn 15 năm kinh nghiệm trong ngành kiến trúc trên cả phương diện giảng dạy lẫn thực tiễn. Thầy Khoa luôn dồn tất cả tâm huyết và những kiến thức sâu sắc của mình cho lính vực giáo dục về ngành kiến trúc. Thầy đã nhiều năm làm việc cho công ty HASSELL – là một trong những công ty thiết kế đa ngành hàng đầu đã từng giành nhiều giải thưởng quốc tế. Trong thời gian làm việc tại HASSELL, thầy Khoa luôn giữ vai trò tiên phong trong công cuộc sang tạo và đổi mới của công ty. Khi trở lại công tác tại trường Đại Học Curtin vào năm 2014, thầy Khoa giữ vai trò là chủ nhiệm ban Đối Ngoại Quốc Tế cho phân khoa Môi Trường Xây Dựng và thầy đã được đề bạt vào vị trí chủ nhiệm ban Giảng Dạy & Học Tập của khoa Môi Trường Xây Dựng vào đầu năm 2015.
Thầy Khoa đã giành được rất nhiều giải thưởng về giảng dạy cho những đóng góp to lớn của mình trong lĩnh vực đào tạo về kiến trúc. Đáng chú ý là trong năm 2010, thầy đã được trao giải thưởng Giảng Viên Xuất Sắc toàn nước Úc. Phương pháp giảng dạy của thầy Khoa luôn hướng tới cho sinh viên tới những sự sáng tạo và đổi mới, không chỉ giới hạn trong phạm vi lớp học mà còn vươn tới những phạm trù cao hơn, đồng thời kết hợp chặt chẽ với văn hóa và công nghệ tiên tiến. Thầy Khoa còn không ngừng nâng cao kiến thức, hiểu biết của mình bằng cách hợp tác, trao đổi với các đồng nghiệp trên toàn thế giới để cùng nhau gây dựng nên những nền tảng chuyên môn đa ngành một cách phong phù và đầy ý nghĩa. Cũng trong năm 2015, thầy Khoa đã được bổ nhiệm và vị trí Ủy viên của Trường Đại Học Curtin. Đây là một vị trí danh giá chỉ dành cho những nhà giáo uyên bác với chuyên môn sư phạm xuất sắc.

 

Current Roles:
  • Fellow, Curtin Academy
  • Member, HERDSA (Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia)
  • Assessor, Australian Grants & Awards for University Teaching, Department of Education & Training (DET)
  • A/Chair, Faculty of Humanities Student Discipline Panel (SDP)
  • Member, Faculty Academic Promotions Panel
CURRENT ENGAGEMENTS, ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS (SCHOLARSHIP):
  • In-progress 2018 New Colombo Plan Mobility to Malaysia "Defining Traditional Behaviours and Cultural Norms of the Iban of Sarawak: Critical Adaptive Architectural Strategies Supporting Transitions from Regional Longhouse to Urban Habitation" (http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/new-colombo-plan/mobility-program/Documents/new-colombo-plan-2018-mobility-projects.pdf) - $45K
  • In-progress presentation on Spatial Pedagogy at the 4th Annual Campus Development Summit 2017, Activating Great Student and Learning Experiences and Unlocking Value of Campus infrastructure (https://campusdevelopment.iqpc.com.au/)
  • In-progress E4DEM Symposium, December 2017
  • In-progress nominated for the 2017 University Excellence & Innovation in Teaching - Team Award for A Program that Enhance Learning Award in the category: Widening participation, encompassing approaches to learning and teaching. "Ways of Seeing: a learner-centred model focused on kinesthetic learning"
  • In-progress collaboration designing the 2018 Design Competition: BUSH UNIVERSITY
  • In-progress postgraduate theses by design - currently supervising five postgraduate architecture design projects
  • In-progress leading, designing, developing co-creating partnership design learning & teaching model
  • In-progress leading, designing, developing and delivering the Urban Design ARCH5024 unit for GDS Singapore in January in collaboration with Nanyang University, Curtin Singapore, SUTD (Singapore, NUS (Singapore) and leading design practices
  • In-progress leading, designing, developing and delivering the CO-PRACTICE first year design studio
  • In-progress CASE Study House - Co-housing Project (innovative high-density LiveABILITY)
  • In-progress co-authoring International Publication - "Education in Practice" (Keywords: Urban Design, Architecture, Governance, Practice and Education)
  • In-progress Journal Article - "It's now or Later?" (Keywords: Learning Futures, Learning Spaces, Education Design and Technology)
  • On-going development Global . Design . Studio - www.g-d-s.com.au
RECENTLY COMPLETED ENGAGEMENTS, ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS:
        2017 & 2018
  • ARCHITECTURING HEALTH Symposium 
  • GDS Creatives Can__? Symposium titled "TransFormAction" (https://www.g-d-s.com.au/d-s-creativescan) - (https://issuu.com/globaldesignstudio/docs/2017_gds_tsp_s-v01_post-symposium_p)
  • Work-Integrate Learning Urban Research Studio in collaboration with Woods Bagot & Epigroup (https://vimeo.com/226252248)
  • The 2018 Global Mobility DNA (https://www.g-d-s.com.au/global-ncp-strategy)
  • 5 x Australian Competitive Undergraduate Grants - 2018 New Colombo Plan, applications to be hosted in China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia 
  • 3 x Australian Competitive Postgraduate Grants - 2018 Endeavour Mobility Program, applications to be hosted in Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam
  • Co-led, designed, developed and delivered the GDS SarAWAKEN Malaysia "On the Road" stage 2 - https://www.g-d-s.com.au/copy-of-global-sg-rec-singapore
  • Awarded 2017 Cross faculty L&T innovation grant application (project leader) - E4 Design Engagement Model (E4DEM) - $22K 
  • Awarded 2017 Cross faculty L&T innovation grant application (project co-leader) - Architecturing health: Reimaging professions beyond traditional boundaries - $22.6K
  • Awarded 2017 Endeavour Scholarship grant (project leader) - Research, Experience and Capture (REC Program) Singapore - $21.5K
      2016

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Memberships, Awards and Training

2016 Excellence & Innovation in Teaching Award (Faculty of Humanities)
Team Award for A Program that Enhance Learning Award in the category of widening participation, encompassing approaches to learning and teaching - "Ways of Seeing: a learner-centred model focused on kinesthetic learning"
2015 Fellow of the Curtin Academy
The Curtin Academy is an active, honorary network of exceptional leaders committed to and passionate about the collaboration and dissemination of teaching excellence at Curtin. The Curtin Academy is designed to engage with our most outstanding teachers and provide opportunities for colleagues to learn from their exceptional pedagogical expertise. http://www.curtin.edu.au/cli/curtin_academy/curtin_fellows.cfm;
2011 Australian Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) Citation Award
For developing unique and innovative approaches to support creative learning environments that enhance and enrich self-directed and independent learning within the discipline of architecture. A national award which recognises Australia’s leading university teachers. http://www.olt.gov.au/award-outstanding-contributions-recipient-2010-178;
2006 Curtin Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Awards (EIT)
For leadership of a three-year project to produce an exemplary learning resource entitled ‘Point of Reference’ for transitioning local and international Architecture and Interior Architecture (AIA) students. http://www.curtin.edu.au/cli/awards_and_grants/D93B60B0F5C34CAEA17E752B6546B169.cfm;
The EIT Awards Committee commended Khoa for: 
  • his leadership in developing an innovative idea into an excellent learning resource for students in the discipline area;
  • producing a creative publication that clarifies student learning expectations and supports student learning in AIA;
  • being an enthusiastic and creative teacher who tries to improve the total student learning experiences
2005 Executive Dean’s Award (Team Award)
Awarded for the successful execution of the Annual Divisional Postgraduate Exhibition, I think I See II 2005;
2004 Executive Dean’s Award 
The concept of creating an interactive digitally edited portfolio.
2003 Early Career Academic Learning and Teaching Scholarship
Curtin Ambassador to Carrick Institute, Sydney
2001 Architecture, Planning and Construction (ACP) Full PhD Scholarship

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Teachings

Associate Professor Khoa Do's learning & teaching (L&T) philosophy forms the blueprint that has guided his Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) practices in his chosen discipline of Architecture.  Khoa has a combined sixteen-year experience working across academia and industry which provides him with a sound understanding of the practical knowledge, skills, and systems necessary in order to develop L&T methodologies that are uniquely developed and supported by evidence-base and best-practice. Khoa's ability to see the big picture, whilst working across a number of small to medium teaching and practice endeavors, has been tremendously successful. His SoTL projects are enduring as they continue to have relevant a decade since implementation. These SoTL projects have had an impactful contribution to architectural education both nationally and internationally, having been recognised by Curtin University, Commonwealth government and industry through awards and honorary appointments. 
 
AREAS OF TEACHING (Past and Present)

Masters of Architecture (MArch)
  • Urban Design Research Studio
  • Urban Design Research Methods
  • Architectural Culture Research Topics 1
  • Complex Buildings Research Studio
  • Complex Buildings Research Methods
  • Integrated (Praxis) Buildings Research Studio
  • Integrated (Praxis) Buildings Research Methods
  • Architectural Thesis Methods and Preparation
  • Architectural Thesis Project
Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc - Architectural Science)
  • Architecture and Interior Architecture Studio
  • Architecture and Interior Architecture Methods
  • Architecture and Culture
  • Architectural Habitation Studio
  • Architectural Habitation Methods
  • Elective "Global Research Travelling Studio" (Vietnam, Malaysia, Hong Kong and China)
  • Elective "Drawing, Making, Fabrication and Illustration"
  • Architecture and Spatial Grammar Studio
  • Architecture and Spatial Grammar Methods
  • Architectural Contexts Studio
  • Architectural Contexts Methods
  • Architectural Discourse and Spatial Intelligence Studio
  • Architectural Discourse and Spatial Intelligence Methods
  • Architectural Design and Technical Integration Studio
  • Architectural Design and Technical Integration Methods
SERVICE & LEADERSHIP

Academic leadership and service in times of change and disruption is difficult. However, I consider it as an opportune time to embrace other ways of looking for innovation and breaking stagnant routines with new thinking, learning (and unlearning) practices. Having performed in leadership roles in both the private and public sectors  my leadership approach is to lead by example and champion a culture of shared excellence which by way of:
  • Mentoring staff and students, and building the capacity of the department and school by strategically recruiting prominent directors and principles from industry to support the development, coordination and delivery units and research across the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
  • Grants assessor in the category of Built Environment for the Office of Learning & Teaching (OLT). (2012 and 2013)
  • Presented at the inaugural Let’s talk about WIL to share my expertise in T&L strategies around embedding WIL into the curriculum. (2014)
  • Presented at the Teaching Excellence Development Fund (TEDF) – ‘Community of Practice’ – on developing excellence in teaching through innovation. (2014)
  • Moderator for the education and practice panels at the BIM Day Out conferences (2013 and 2014). The panels discussed the progressive reforms that BIM is having on the education and practice of architecture.
  • Open House Perth Board Member (2012). The Board included Marion Fulker (CEO of Committee for Perth), directors from various practices and the Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi.
  • Education committee member at the Institute of Architects (WA Chapter).
  • National awards judge for the Design Institute of Australia.
  • Organised and taught an international studio at Ho Chi Minh City Architecture University, Vietnam.
  • Taught at an International parametric design studio at YunTech, Taiwan (involving Beijing University, HKU Space, YunTech University and Curtin University).
 

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Research Interests

GRANTS & FUNDING

2017 40 x Mobility Scholarships for GDS Malaysia LiveABILITY Program (Joint research/scholarship project between Curtin Bentley & Curtin Miri, Project Lead)
(Funding received $40,000+) - https://www.g-d-s.com.au/global-sarawaken-on-the-road
2017 80 x Mobility Scholarships for GDS Malaysia LiveABILITY Program (Joint research/scholarship project between Curtin Bentley & Curtin Miri, Project Lead)
(Funding received $80,000+) - https://www.g-d-s.com.au/sarawaken
2017 Australian Government "Postgraduate Endeavour Mobility Grant" (School, Project Lead)
Research, Experience, and Capture (REC) program to be hosted in Singapore (Funding received $21,500) - 
2017 Curtin L&T Innovation Grant "E4 Design Engagement Model" (Cross-faculty project, Lead)
E4 Design Engagement Model (Funding received $22,000) - http://www.curtin.edu.au/cli/awards_and_grants/teaching_learning_grants.cfm
2017 Curtin L&T Innovation Grant "Architecturing health: Reimaging professions beyond traditional boundaries" (Cross-faculty project, Co-leader)
Architecturing health (Funding received $22,600) - http://www.curtin.edu.au/cli/awards_and_grants/teaching_learning_grants.cfm
2015 Work-Integrated Learning Simulation (Humanities Strategic Funding)
A consortium of stakeholders from across a range of industry partners, academic staff and students (Funding received $100,000)
2015 Indigenous Design Engagement Approaches (IDEA) (Humanities Strategic Funding) 
Indigenous Engagement Extending Indigenous Cultural Engagements through the development of a number of Indigenous Design Engagement Approaches (IDEA) – this project will be drawing on the knowledge and experience of colleagues’ from across industry/practice and academia (Funding received $60,000)
2014 Vertical Transformational Learning Model (VTLM) (Curtin University WIL in Curriculum)
Project Grant building a culture of WIL from 1st year through to industry (Funding received $5,000) - http://ctl.curtin.edu.au/wil/local/docs/GOODWIL_Newsletter_Sept_2014.pdf

 

CONFERENCES, FORUMS & SYMPOSIUMS

2016 Learning for Change and Innovation World Congress "Safe-failing: Cross-discipline simulation across built environment disciplines"   
Campus Develop Summit: Ensuring a Pedagogically Responsive Campus and Facility for 21st Century Learners - http://gcwal.com.au/2016congress/
2016 Campus Development Summit "Active Placemaking Pedagogy" (Keynote)  
Campus Develop Summit: Ensuring a Pedagogically Responsive Campus and Facility for 21st Century Learners - http://www.campusdevelopment.com.au/
2016 Campus Development Summit "Doing More with Less: Maximising the Value of Existing Building Stock(Focus Day - speaker)  
Campus Develop Summit: Ensuring a Pedagogically Responsive Campus and Facility for 21st Century Learners - http://www.campusdevelopment.com.au/khoa-do-speaker
2016 39th annual conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) "The Shape of Higher Education" (Workshop Facilitator)  
"Design Thinking" - http://herdsa2016.org/workshop.html
2016 International LiveABILITY Symposium (Moderator), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
https://liveability.splashthat.com/ &  http://auschamvn.org/events/curtin-universitys-global-studio-project-hcmc/
2016 International Learning Futures Workshop (Keynote Presentation), Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture, Vietnam
http://www.uah.edu.vn/router_detail/dai-hoc-curtin-australia-to-chuc-workshop-tai-dh-kien-truc-tp.hcm-2234.html
2015 International Academic Seminar (Keynote Presentation), Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture, Vietnam
http://en.uah.edu.vn/router_detail/academic-seminar-of-curtin-university-held-at-hcmuarc-1621.html  and  http://www.uah.edu.vn/router_detail/hoi-thao-chuyen-de-ve-kien-truc-voi-truong-dai-hoc-curtin-uc-2124.html  
2015 Faculty of Humanities T&L Forum (Presentation) - "Academic Promotions - Patterns" 
2014 Teaching and Learning Forum "Transformative, innovative and engaging"
The DNA of an innovative, engaging and transformative learning model: A case study in work integrated learning (WIL) - http://ctl.curtin.edu.au/events/conferences/tlf/tlf2014/timetable.html
2014 BIM Day Out Conference (Moderator)
Education Panels - http://www.bimdayout.com/khoa-do-2/
2013 BIM Day Out Conference (Moderator)
Education Panels - http://www.bimdayout.com/khoa-do/
2013 The 21st WA Forum Design Institute of Australia (DIA) titled Design for the real world* (Presentation and Moderator)
"Is Real Really Real" - http://www.dia.org.au/ckfinder/userfiles/files/20132404_DIA%20Flyer%20Modified%20Version3.pdf  and  http://architectureau.com/articles/dia-western-australia-2013-forum/
2012 - 2013 HASSELL Studios (Design Research Presentations) - "Slightly Dangerous Ideas"
Developing and Implementing Innovative Design Excellence through Best Practice 
 
PUBLICATIONS

Books/Chapters
Do, K & Siew, A. eds. 2006. The point of Reference: for the new student of architecture and interior architecture. Curtin University of Technology: Curtin University of Technology, (ISBN 1 740 67455 3).
Do K. & Siew, A. (2006), Research, experience, capture: a study tour of self-directed exploration. An experience of Learning (Teaching and Learning Forum 2006), Perth, WA, the University of Western Australia (UniPrint).
Do K. & Siew, A. (2005), REC[record] Vietnam: research, experience, and capture. Perth, WA, Curtin University of Technology (ISBN 1 74067 4138).
Do K. (2004), The Role of Architecture in the New Urbanism of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Vietnam on the Road to Development and Integration: Tradition & Modernity, Vietnam, the Second International Conference on Vietnamese Studies.
 
Conference Articles
Do, K. & Dennis D. 2014. “The DNA of an innovative, engaging and transformative learning model: A case study in work integrated learning (WIL).” Teaching and Learning Forum 2014 – Transformative, Innovative and Engaging. 30-31 January 2014. The University of Western Australia.
Do, K. & Kelly M. ed. 2013. “Next Generation of Learning Spaces (NGLS): a visualisation of the design process.” The Academic Practice and Technology (APT) Conference: Next Generation Learning Places and WorkSpaces is our eleventh annual conference hosted by the eCentre at the University of Greenwich and supported by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and Jisc. 2 July 2013. The University of Greenwich.
Do, K. &Siew, A. 2006. “Research, Experience, Capture: A study tour of self-directed exploration.” In 15th Annual Teaching and Learning Forum, Feb 1, 2006, the University of Western Australia: The University of Western Australia.
Do, K. 2006 “The experiential education; beyond the classroom.” In Evaluations and Assessment Conference 2006: enhancing student learning, Nov 30, 2006, Curtin University of Technology: Curtin University of Technology.
 
Exhibitions & Creative Works
Do, K. 2005. Research, Experience, Capture. Western Australia: Curtin University of Technology.
Curator of the 2005 International Exhibition of Global Studio at RMIT University, Vietnam
Curator of the 2005 International Exhibition of Global Studio at Ho Chi Minh City Architecture University, Vietnam  
Curator of the 2009 Architecture and Interior Architecture Annual Graduation Exhibition
Curator of the 2008 Architecture and Interior Architecture Annual Graduation Exhibition
Curator of the 2007 Architecture and Interior Architecture Annual Graduation Exhibition 

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