Dr Dermott McMeel received degrees in Architecture from the Queens University in Belfast (1995, 1999) and a PhD (The Artistry of Construction) from the University of Edinburgh (2009). He is currently a senior lecturer with the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.
His research interests focus on the social, organisational and cultural disruption that technology causes in the built environment. He has sustained a critical enquiry into how architecture, public space and design processes are influenced by communication technology through a variety of installations, funded research, journal articles and conference publications. Dermott is currently focused on exploring opportunities presented to the construction sector by blockchain technology.