Khoa Do of Curtin University partners with multi-disciplinary practice, Hames Sharley - bridging the gap between academia and the private sector.
National design practice Hames Sharley has formed a partnership with Khoa Do, Associate Professor of Architecture and Deputy Chair of the Curtin Academy in an honorary capacity as the Adjunct Principal of Research, Education and Practice.
This inaugural role, the first of several similar appointments, will serve as a vital nexus between academia and the private sector through applied practice and educational research while sparking design innovation and championing advancements in the built environment.
This national partnership is critical for the future of the design community - which underpins Hames Sharley’s design methodology and recognises an industry leader that has demonstrated a sustained contribution to the advancement of new knowledge and innovation on an international stage.
Hames Sharley Managing Director, Caillin Howard, says, “Khoa has the vision and experience to be one of several individuals who will drive successful collaborations across the practice, our profession, and academia. By making this appointment, we are bolstering the interactions between the private sector and academia, while continuing to foster our culture of innovative research, education and practice.”
As Adjunct Principal, Khoa will be a conduit between academia, Hames Sharley and the wider industry, supporting agency for the development of transferable practice and research into shared knowledge creation, practice innovation and excellence in project-based collaborations.
Khoa says, “I am deeply honoured and excited to take up the role of Adjunct Principal of Hames Sharley. I wish to acknowledge and thank the Executive Board for their vision and foresight in establishing the role, and for their trust and endorsement. I am confident that this catalytic partnership will pave pathways for greater discourse and agency for an academic-industry research nexus-exchange globally.”
“In creating this strategic alliance, we are choosing to focus on the future; what we did before is not an indicator of what will come. This connection between academia and industry will create a spark of innovation and allow us to share intelligence for the common good,” Caillin says.