André Ullal

Bachelor of Architecture (Melbourne), 2001

PhD in Architecture and Construction (Melbourne), 2018

Scientist, FAR

André is interested in how broader institutional and economic conditions affect the arrangement of resources and actors on construction sites. His work concerns construction industries and markets in the world’s least-developed countries where poverty and political instability are linked. He addresses common construction project practices, the ways in which these behaviours differ from assumptions embodied in standard arrangements for design, procurement and contracting, and implications of these differences for built outcomes and industrial development.

André Ullal joined EPFL in 2018. This role follows experience that encompasses both professional practice and academic research addressing architectural design and construction management in economically, politically and culturally diverse situations. His doctoral research addressed the economics and management of construction in the context of conflict and post-conflict reconstruction.

This research builds upon a prior career as an architect and consultant managing projects and programs for a range of international organisations including: the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP; Afghanistan, Pakistan and Timor-Leste), the UN Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat; South Sudan), the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (Timor-Leste), and the International Ferderation of the Red Cross (IFRC; Pakistan). Alongside these roles, André has held a number of teaching positions with the University of Melbourne and undertaken training, monitoring and evaluation assignments for the Australian Red Cross and Australian Agency for International Development. 


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Top image: Murad Khane Urban Regeneration Program, Kabul, Afghanistan, ULLAL (2009)