Dr Guillermo Aranda-Mena


Associate Professor

School /
Work Unit

Property Const & Project Mgt

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 9512



Building: 8
Level: 8
Room: 4

City Campus


Design & Social Context


Guillermo Aranda-Mena

Key activities

Associate Professor in Property, Construction and Project Management.

Subjects include:

Post Graduate:

  • BUIL1005 Building Systems – Sustainable Architecture & Building Studio
  • PHIL1008 Research Project – Sustainable Architecture Studio


  • BUIL1213: Advanced Construction – Strategic Planning, Design and Management
  • BUIL1222: Research Project – Sustainable Architecture Studio


  • BUIL1154 Advanced Construction – Strategic Planning, Design and Management
  • BUIL1215 Research Project – Sustainable Architecture Studio
  • BUIL1256 Construction Planning and Design – Building Information Modelling Studio


By appointment: Guillermo.Aranda-Mena@rmit.edu.au


2008 – 2010

Professional Certificate in Virtual Design and Construction.

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Stanford University, California.

1997 – 2003

PhD in Construction Management and Engineering

School of Construction Management and Engineering.
The University of Reading, United Kingdom.

1996 – 1997

MSc in European Construction Engineering

European Inter-University Programme
Loughborough University of Technology, United Kingdom.


UNESCO Fellowship in Architecture

Urban and Architectural Interventions
Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura.
Universidad de Sevilla, Spain.

1992 – 1995

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Thesis title: Urban and Architectural
Regeneration of San Miguel de Belen District
Guadalajara, Mexico.
3Univa Guadalajara, Mexico.

Industry experience

2003 – 2009: Applied Research Cooperative Research Centre for Construction Innovation including: Development of the Australian National Guidelines for Digital Modelling.

Professional interests

Member of Emerald Academic Publishing Group – UK.

Member of BuildingSMART Schweiz - Switzerland

Member of the Institute of Project Management

Member of Architects Without Frontiers – Australia.


2013 Awarded Senior Research Fellowship at the Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy.

2012 – 2013 Awarded Visiting Professorship at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland.

2012 Awarded Australian Citizenship. Scored 100% at the official test.

2010 Awarded Australian Permanent Residency under the Distinguished Talentcategory (29 April 2010).

2010 Awarded Golden Key Honorary Membership by Professor Margaret Gardner, Vice-Chancellor of RMIT.

2008 Awarded Scholarship to Stanford University(awarded by the ‘Cooperative Research Centre for Construction Innovation’) to undertake the Certificate Program in “Virtual Design and Construction” under the supervision of Prof. Martin Fischer (2008-2010).

2007 Awarded RMIT Emerging Researcher Grant,by RMIT University.

2006 Appointed Conjoint Academicto the School of Architecture, University of Newcastle, Australia.

2006 Awarded ‘Sigma Lambda Chi Society’Honorary Membership. Awarded by SLCS Melbourne Chapter.

1997 Awarded ‘PhD Endowment Trust Fund’from The University of Reading, United Kingdom.

Personal website

My Academic Journal (Australasian Regional Editor)


My research at Linked-In

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