As Deputy Chair of RMIT's Centre for Integrated Project Solutions (CIPS) Industry Advisory Board, Medy Hassan is passionate about reaching outcomes to improve society.
Deputy Chair of the Centre for Integrated Project Solutions Industry Advisory Board; Adjunct Professor in RMIT's School of Property, Construction and Project Management; and Managing Director of Haus Holdings.
What drew you to the field of 'built environment'?
Property, Design and Construction are critical ingredients in the fabric, maturity and growth of any society.
My goal was to contribute to the spatial and cultural progression of a creative industry that is innovative and dynamic. I wanted to make a significant difference to those affected by the results of my work, not through just the physical built form but also through the social and 'value capture' function within it. This led me to property, project management and construction specialising in public, research and special purpose facilities.
As well as being Deputy Chair of the CIPS Industry Advisory Board you are an Adjunct Professor in RMIT's School of Property, Construction and Project Management. You also completed the Bachelor of Architecture (1st Class Honours) at RMIT University. How would you describe your experiences at RMIT?
My experience at RMIT has focused on both practical and scholastic attributes. Rather than teaching what to think, the emphasis has been on how to think and to challenge the status quo. This has been the foundation of my approach to thinking, problem-solving and innovation.
What would you say is your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement has been sharing my experience, expertise and energy with industry, academia and kindred associations, all aiming to set, redefine and achieve world’s best practice.