Professor Brit Andresenís research interests are in: Architectural Design (building design with landscape, the expressive capacity of hardwood, the sub tropical house, transactional space, designing for shade) and Architectural History (architecture of Alvar Aalto, parish churches of nineteenth century Australia, main street in Queensland country towns).
Brit Andresen studied architecture at Trondheim University Norway qualifying as Sivil Arkitekt in 1969. She is a Registered Architect in Queensland, member of the RAIA and has taught architecture at the University of Cambridge, the Architectural Association and the School of Architecture and Urban Planning UCLA (Master of Architecture Program). Her private practice in Cambridge and Brisbane has resulted in various built works which have been published or exhibited. She was awarded the RAIA Gold Medal for Architecture in 2002. Her current research projects are the area of building design with landscape.