Mark offers teaching workshops, mentors faculty in the Teaching and Learning Certificate (TLC) program, and participates in initiatives throughout the university related to the integration of technology in teaching and learning.


Mark has been active in higher education teaching and research for over 15 years, focusing on applications of digital technology in design education. His research and teaching interests include the use of open source design methods to support a pedagogy of inclusion and student agency. He has taught graduate courses in information visualization, environmental technology, building information modelling, design research methods, digital prototyping, and virtual reality game design. He has co-supervised three PhD students to successful completion.

In addition to his role at The Centre, Mark maintains an engagement with the Faculty of Architecture as Adjunct Professor. He has developed or co-developed two new courses in the Departments of Architecture and Environmental Design; taught Environmental Design studio; and participated in a funded research project in the Department of Landscape Architecture.

Before moving to Manitoba in 2018, Mark was a teacher and researcher at University of Sheffield School of Architecture in England; Design + Media Lab at EPFL in Switzerland; and the Center for Design Informatics at Harvard University where he coordinated a four-year cross-faculty distance learning initiative.


B.A., MArch, PhD



Jones, P. B. and Meagher, M. (eds.) (2014) Architecture and Movement. Routledge.

Selected Conference and Journal Papers

Sorrou, M. and Meagher, M. (2017) Flat form: A software design for capturing the contribution of personality and ordinary activities in the design process. Gülen Çagdas, L. F. G., Mine Özkar and Gürer, E. (eds.), Future Trajectories of Computation in Design,17th International Conference, CAAD Futures 2017, Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 389–401.

Meagher, M. and Langley, P. (2016) TopoBIM: Web-based spatial topology for early design participation. Complexity & Simplicity – Proc. of the 34th eCAADe Conference, Oulu, Finland, 22-26 August 2016, pp. 663–672.

Mohd Rashid, A., Meagher, M., and Lawrence, R. (2016) Reverse-engineering culture: Recovering traditional craft practices in Malay housebuilding. Making Futures IV, 23 – 25th September 2015, Plymouth, UK.

Meagher, M., Huang, J., Zuelzke, N., Patt, T., Labelle, G., and Nembrini, J. (2015) Code and its image: the functions of text and visualisation in a code-based design studio. Digital Creativity, 26, 92–109.

Meagher, M. (2014) Responsive architecture and the problem of obsolescence. International Journal of Architectural Research, 8, 95–104.

Meagher, M., van der Maas, D., Abegg, C., and Huang, J. (2013) Dynamic ornament: An investigation of responsive thermochromic surfaces in architecture. International Journal of Architectural Computing, 11, 301–318, (h5-index=10; h5-median=14).

Meagher, M., Park, A., and Nembrini, J. (2013) Analyzing the performance-based computational design process: A data study. Gengnagel, C., Kilian, A., Nembrini, J., and Scheurer, F. (eds.),

Rethinking Prototyping: Proc. of the Design Modelling Symposium, Berlin, Germany, September 28 – October 02 2013, epubli GmbH.

Meagher, M., Van Der Maas, D., Abegg, C., and Huang, J. (2009) Dynamic ornament: Climatically responsive surfaces in architecture. Proceedings of CAAD Futures.

Meagher, M., Huang, J., and Gerber, D. (2007) Revisiting the open plan: Ceilings and furniture as display surfaces for building information. Proc. 11th International Conference Information Visualization IV ’07, 4–6 July, pp. 601–606.

Huang, J., Bielaczyc, K., and Meagher, M. (2006) Liquid ontologies, metaperspectives, and dynamic viewing of shared knowledge. Proc.of I-KNOW 2006 6th International conference on Knowledge Management, pp. 560–567.

Meagher, M., Bielaczyc, K., and Huang, J. (2005) OpenD: Supporting parallel development of digital designs. Proc. Designing User Experience (DUX ’05).