Mr Kim Baber

Fellow in Civil Eng & Architecture

School of Architecture
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Overview

Kim Baber is a Fellow in Civil Engineering and Architecture at the University of Queensland and a practicing Architect. In 2015 he was awarded the Queensland ‘Emerging Architect’ Prize by the Australian Institute of Architects, and in 2016 Kim was awarded the Gottstein Trust Fellowship to research timber Architecture and fabrication technologies being developed in Europe and Japan. Kim is also a member of the UQ ‘Centre for Future Timber Structures’, and the Australian Research Council ‘Future Timber Hub’. Kim teaches and works on research projects with Architecture and Civil Engineering students where they design, develop and construct prototypes that test innovations in timber design.

Research Interests

  • Timber Joint design
  • Digital Fabrication
  • Architectural Design Research

Research Impacts

Kim is a researcher in the Future Timber Hub, currently involved in two research projects.

The Future Timber Hub is an Industrial Transformation Research Hub to Transform Future Tall Timber Buildings in the Pacific region. The Hub aims to drive the future development of tall timber buildings in the Australian built environment. The aim of the Hub is to transform the timber construction industry in Australia by generating the skills, knowledge and resources that will overcome current technological and social barriers limiting the application of timber to tall structures.

Kim is chief investigator on the project entitled Alternative uses for under-valued sawmill products in innovative timber structures

Kim is partner investigator on the project entitled Prefabrication and digital fabrication strategies for large-scale timber construction

Qualifications

  • Master of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Architecture (Hons), The University of Queensland

Publications

  • Gattas, Joseph M. and Baber, Kim (2017). Rapid Assembly with Bending-Stabilised Structures. In: Achim Menges, Bob Sheil, Ruairi Glynn and Marilena Skavara, Fabricate: Rethinking Design and Construction. Fabricate 2017, Stuttgart, Germany, (50-57). April 6-8 2017. doi:10.14324/111.9781787350014

  • Baber, Kim, De Manincor, John, Klein, Eve, Viller, Stephen and Kratz, Svenja (2016) Sulcus Loci- Exhibition at the State Library of Qld. Brisbane, QLD, Australia,

  • Baber, Kim (2015) Fish Lane Follies Exhibition. Brisbane, QLD, Australia,

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Conference Publication

  • Gattas, Joseph M. and Baber, Kim (2017). Rapid Assembly with Bending-Stabilised Structures. In: Achim Menges, Bob Sheil, Ruairi Glynn and Marilena Skavara, Fabricate: Rethinking Design and Construction. Fabricate 2017, Stuttgart, Germany, (50-57). April 6-8 2017. doi:10.14324/111.9781787350014

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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