Abdul Rauf - Teacher at Box Hill Institute of TAFETEACHER

Building and Furniture Studies

Abdul Rauf is a teacher in the Centre for Building and Furniture Studies at Box Hill Institute of TAFE. After graduating in Architecture in 1997, he worked as architect and project manager on a broad range of projects locally and internationally.

Rauf started working as a teacher in 2010 at Box Hill Institute; teaching design solutions, working drawings and digital applications. He is highly skilled in drawing software including AutoCAD, Revit, Photoshop, Sketchup and 3DS Max. Rauf enables students to achieve photorealistic images of their building designs, create portfolios and prepare for employment in industry.

Rauf is interested in sustainable design and life cycle assessment with a focus on energy consumption by buildings and built environment. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne where the focus of his research is the effects of material durability on life cycle embodied energy.


  • PhD Candidate at the University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Architecture, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

Research/Professional Development Interests

  • ‘The relationship between material service life and the life cycle energy of contemporary residential buildings in Australia’. Published in Architectural Science Review, 2012
  • ‘The effect of material service life on the life cycle energy of residential buildings’. Published in the proceedings of 46th Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), 2012, Griffith University


Building and Furniture Studies

Susan Morris is an architect and teaches the Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) at Box Hill Institute.

Susan gained her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Melbourne and has worked for the following organisations as both a registered architect and access consultant:

  • KLCK architects – now Woodhead International
  • Deakin University

Her work involved all aspects of feasibility studies, project briefing, design, contract documentation and contract administration. Susan was also responsible for reviewing new building and refurbishment projects and for designing and documenting built environments to provide safe, dignified and equitable access for people with disabilities – the implementation of Universal Design.

In 2008, Susan was appointed in the role of teacher at Box Hill Institute and began teaching the Diploma of Building Design and Technology, which is now replaced by the Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural). The course has a strong focus on the design of sustainable buildings which is one of Susan’s favourite subjects.


  • Bachelor of Architecture (Honors)
  • Diploma of VET

Awards, Scholarships, Honors

In 2011 Susan was awarded an International Specialised Skills Institute Fellowship to research European sustainability regulations, thermal performance reform, Nearly Zero Energy Buildings and to investigate successful collaborative learning opportunities for students in the building trades and professions. Susan’s report can be accessed via the ISS Institute’s website.

Research/Professional Development Interests

  • Fellow – International Specialised Skills Institute
  • Accredited Member of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia (ACAA)


Building and Furniture Studies

Jacqueline Frankel is both a qualified architect and landscape architect. She has worked overseas and in Melbourne and Sydney. With education qualifications from the University of Melbourne and Box Hill Institute, her focus is teaching the Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural). Jacqueline has more than twenty years’ experience teaching this field.

Challenging students and helping them develop skills in building design and technical working drawings to a professional level is Jacqueline’s strength. She has had tremendous success in developing students’ knowledge and skills, enabling graduates to build excellent portfolios and gain employment in industry.

Jacqueline is also experienced in ‘recognition of prior learning’ enabling people with relevant work experience to gain some or all unit credits towards the qualification, Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural).


  • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Melbourne
  • Graduate Diploma L.D. RMIT
  • Graduate Diploma of Education, University of Melbourne
  • Diploma of Vocational Education and Teaching, Box Hill Institute