MR Dominik Holzer

MR Dominik Holzer




  • Dr Dominik Holzer is Senior Lecturer in Digital Architecture at the University of Melbourne where he teaches Master-level Design Studios (CDE) and the elective subject 'Contemporary Digital Practice). Next to his engagement with academia, he applies his expertise in design technology as part of his consultancy AEC Connect (

    As on of the leading Design Technology and BIM experts in Australia, Dr.Holzer is a member of the Standards Australia ‘BD-104 Working-group/mirror committee’ for the generation of Australian Building Information Modeling (BIM) Standards. He is the previous chair of the 'BIM and IPD Steering Group' of the Australian Institute of Architecture & Consult Australia and he is a highly regarded author, commentator, and presenter in Design Technology and BIM related matters. Dr. Holzer currently writes: 'The BIM Manager's Handbook' for the renown publisher Wiley & Sons.

    Dominik completed his PhD (titled: Sense-making across collaborating disciplines) at RMIT University’s Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory (SIALl) in 2009. His interests lie in parametric design; ‘information management’ across design, construction and operation; Building Information Modelling (BIM); building performance optimisation, and collaborative design across all stakeholders in the building industry. Dominik frequently publishes on Design Technology and he currently authors the BIM column in Australia’s FM Magazine. He is a regular speaker/host at high level industry functions on the topic of BIM, FM and computational design overall   


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Education and training

  • PhD, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 2009
  • M.Arch, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 2006
  • M.Sc, Technical University Vienna 2000
  • B.Arch, Technical University Vienna 1998