Diego is the Founding Program Director of Architecture at Monash University. He has taught and practiced in Australia, Italy and Mexico and is co-founder of MAS, Monash Architecture Studio. MAS is a research-led practice that focuses on urban growth and low-cost, sustainable housing alternatives, topics that inform his ongoing PhD research. He has worked with government and the private sector in research and development toward alternative affordable, sustainable housing design typologies. His practice and research work has been published nationally and internationally in leading architecture and design journals. His latest book, Opportunistic Urbanism, explores the spatial manifestations of informal modes of development in the contemporary city.