Goran Ivo Marinovic


Office: GHKH A202

E-mail: gmarinov@kean.edu


Teaching activities

Methodology of Design

Design Representation

Urban Design and Participation

Architectural Design Studio


Courses Teaching activities

ARCH 1101 Studio 2: Architecture and Construction

ARCH 1301 Representation 1: Hand Skills

ARCH 2103 Studio 3: Landscape


Education Background

2010 – 2016

Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture and Architectural Engineering, Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.

Dissertation: The Scope of Prolonged Responsibility of the Architect in Incremental Housing: Two Chilean Case Studies.


2007 – 2009

Master of Architecture, Department of Architecture, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia.

Thesis: Transform: A Simulacrum of Architecture in the Period of Transition


2004 – 2007

Bachelor of Architecture, Department of Architecture, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia.



Goran Ivo Marinovic is lecturer at Wenzhou-Kean University, in the School of Public Architecture at Michael Graves College. His practice-based research focuses on architectural strategies relevant to the construction of everyday life and in the way particular interventions can contribute to participative practices and social inclusion of citizens.


He has an extensive teaching experience: prior to joining Wenzhou-Kean University, he has taught at American University of the Middle East (Kuwait), Universidad de Las Américas Puebla (Mexico), and Keimyung University (South Korea). He has been a researcher at Technical University Munich (Germany), University of Chile (Chile), and other institutes in Europe.


His theoretical and practical research activities include the Policies and Theory of Incremental Housing, Phenomenology of dwelling, Theory of Social Sustainability, and Ecology of Modern Architecture. He has also achieved urban design proposals through managing “Foundation Budva,” an NGO responsible for insisting on place-making projects in Montenegro.


Research Field

– Policies of Incremental Housing

– Phenomenology of dwelling

– Theory of Social Sustainability

– Ecology of Modern Architecture


  • Assistant Professor, American University of the Middle East, Kuwait, 2019 – 2021.
  • Visiting Professor, Universidad de Las Américas Puebla, Department of Architecture, Mexico, 2018 – 2019.
  • Assistant Professor, Keimyung University, Department of Architecture, South Korea, 2016 – 2018.
  • Co-founder, Foundation Budva, Montenegro, 2016 – 2020.
  • Founder, i.g. Architects, Montenegro, 2010 – 2016.
  • Architectural designer – Archi-tectonics Office, USA, 2008.


Academic Publications
  • “Limits of the Current Implementation of Incremental Housing,” arq: Architectural Research Quarterly, Vol. 24 Issue No. 4, 2020: 369 – 378. doi: 10.1017/S135913552000041X
  • “The Guideline for Customising Incremental Housing Based on Two Chilean Case Studies,” The Journal of Architecture and Urbanism, 44 Issue No. 2, 2020: 166–175. doi: 10.3846/jau.2020.12056
  • “Participatory Sustainability beyond Techno-Aestheticism and Ecological Modernization,” Serbian Architectural Journal, Vol.10 Issue No. 3, 2018: 183-200.
  • “Lessons of Incremental Housing – Two Chilean Case Studies: Elemental Lo Espejo and Las Higuera,” Architectural Research, Vol.18 Issue No. 4, 2016: 121-128.
  • “’A Thin Line Drawn Between Heaven and Earth:’ The Concept of Ecology in Sverre Fehn’s Architecture,” International Journal of Architecture and Design, Vo 24, Issue No. 2, 2013: 1110-15.


Conferences Papers
  • “Incremental Housing: A Strategy to Facilitate Households’ Participation?” The AMPS Conference: Cities in a Changing World: Question of Culture, Climate and Design, New York, USA, June 2021.
  • “Mirage of Social Inclusion Embedded in Top-down Housing Solution: Two Chilean Case Studies of Incremental Housing,” Open Daegu for The Fourth Wave, 3th Global Creative City Forum, Daegu, South Korea, December 2017.
  • “The Relational Architect Embedded in Dialogue with Low-income Households: Case of Chilean Incremental Housing,” Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), Seventh Annual International Conference, July 2017.
  • “I would prefer not to’: The image of a Sustainable Architecture,” Athens Institute for Education and Research, Third Annual International Conference, June 2013.


Selected Projects
  • 2d or not 2d House, self-built project, Montenegro, 2012, https://www.archdaily.com/306935/2d-or-not-2d-m-i-g-architekt
  • project manager, “be pART” place making festival, Montenegro, 2018