Maud Cassaignau is a practicing urban designer, architect, critic, researcher and educator.
She studied at the ETH Zurich and Columbia University. Maud has worked in leading practices in Europe and USA, and realized projects with these and her own practice XPACE in Germany, USA, Switzerland, and Luxembourg. In parallel, Maud taught at the Swiss Polytechnic and lectured at the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland in Architecture, before staring lecturing at Monash University in 2011.
In 2005 she founded the Architecture and Urban Design practice XPACE. Their architectural and urban design works stress diversity, social and environmental responsiveness and has been widely published internationally.
Maud’s research explores processes of integrative urban transformation, potentials for intensification and the implementation of urban strategies incorporating human and natural resources as drivers for resilient growth. She is currently completing her PhD on the subject at RMIT in the invited stream.
Urban Design Research
Building Mixity! Cremorne 2025/37.83°S/144.993°E
co-authored book by M. Cassaignau, M.Jung with M.Xue
urban strategies for site responsive and inclusive urban densification
water city design, water and food security, knowledge production
The Melbourne Section
territorial research, resources networks and human capital
industrial suburb transformation, bottom up + top down tactics, heritage
city intensification, infrastructures, new typologies and dynamic programs