Asrul Sani is a lecturer in the Department of Architecture at the Faculty of Built Environment. His administrative responsibilities include the coordination of the Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture program, the academic management of the joint studio programs such as UM-NUS in Thailand (2016-2017), UM-UNPAR-ITB in Indonesia 2014-2015 and the inbound joint studio program UM-Deakin in the main UM campus (2023).
He has been involved in teaching, research, and consulting projects for the past 20 years. He received his M.A. (Hons) in Architectural Design and his Bachelor of Architecture (RIBA Part I and II) as well as his M.Sc. in Design and Digital Media from the University of Edinburgh. Prior to teaching, he gained professional experience from graphic design, illustration, architectural animation, and built construction projects in Malaysia (GDP Architects) and the United Kingdom (3Di and Richard Murphy Architects). He is also trained as a qualified technician in architectural workshop with special focus on woodworking and digital fabrication tools.
His research interest lies in the intersection between design, technology and architecture. Currently he investigates architectural design process using digital design and digital fabrication methods and how they affect contemporary architectural design practice and shape the future of architecture education.