Andrew is extensively educated. Two degrees in Architecture and the Built Environment have afforded disciplinary knowledge. A Master and Doctor of Philosophy have resulted in critical judgment and academic rigour. A Bachelor of Arts majoring in English Language (Communications and Linguistics) and Criminology (Sociology and Criminal Justice), along with extra-curricular filmmaking and creative writing practices, have fostered a complex approach to architecture and design. Extended engagement with teaching has developed a methodical and applied pedagogical perspective. Andrew has worked in architectural practice, and edited conference proceedings and journals. He joined the University of Tasmania in January 2016.
Dr Andrew Steen is Course Coordinator of the Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments, and a lecturer in history–theory and design in the Discipline of Architecture & Design. His research interrogates variety and coherence in design, and structural logics and illogics in constructions of architecture. His teaching focuses on incorporating conceptual ideas and comparative methodologies into architectural and design concerns. Andrew looks to use his close reading practice and analogical thinking to communicate the potential of architecture and design.
|Degree||Thesis Title||University||Date of Award|
|PhD||The Figures of Charles Jencks, 'Semiology and Architecture'||University of Queensland||2016|
|MPhil||Re Made in Tokyo||University of Queensland||2011|
|BArch||The Production of Architectural Thirdspace||QUT||2006|
|BA||University of Queensland||2000|
2010– present: Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand
History and Theory of Architecture and Design; Design Studio.
Steen's History–Theory pedagogy concentrates on a critical engagement with the past and disciplined and rigorous process that allows for creative engagement with the present and future. Steen's Design Studio focus is on engagement with architectural referents — textual objects and/or typologies — and strategies of defamiliarisation.
Steen's research aligns to the University's research theme of Creativity, Culture and Society. His focus is trained on the intellectual history of architecture. 'The Figures of Charles Jencks, 'Semiology and Architecture',' Steen's doctoral thesis, interrogates one book chapter — Charles Jencks, 'Semiology and Architecture' — to reveal the significance and functioning of the language and structure of address of so-called architectural theory. It directs attention towards the poetic function of that text, and by extension, the wider territory of architectural discourse. 'Re Made in Tokyo,' Steen's Master of Philosophy thesis, interrogates the formal, graphic and discursive aspects of another single work: Momoyo Kaijima, Junzo Kuroda and Yoshiharu Tsukamoto's Made in Tokyo (2001). It adopts the frameworks and attitudes of that book to reveal the underlying epistemological, methodological, and philosophical bases.
Steen is interested in collaborating on projects that incorporate language and communication and/or critical art and creative writing practices with architecture and design.
Fields of Research
- Architectural History and Theory (120103)
- Design History and Theory (120301)
- Architectural Design (120101)
- Communication (950299)
- Pedagogy (930201)
Journal Article(3 outputs)
|2018||Brown A, Steen AP, 'Fiction/non-fiction, or: Myth and the architect's architecture', Knowledge Cultures, 6, (2) pp. 76-95. ISSN 2327-5731 (2018) [Refereed Article]|
|2018||Steen AP, 'The Persona of the Entomologist in Architectural Education', Design Principles and Practices, 12, (1) pp. 27-40. ISSN 1833-1874 (2018) [Refereed Article]|
|2015||Steen AP, 'Radical eclecticism and Post-Modern architecture', Fabrications, 25, (1) pp. 130-145. ISSN 1033-1867 (2015) [Refereed Article]|
Chapter in Book(1 outputs)
|2012||Steen AP, 'Kurilpa Bridge', Semi-detached: writing, representation and criticism in architecture, URO Publications, N Stead (ed), Melbourne, Australia, pp. 80-83. ISBN 9780987228130 (2012) [Other Book Chapter]|
|2016||Steen A, 'Architecture and spectacle: a critique', Fabrications, 26, (1) pp. 126-128. ISSN 1033-1867 (2016) [Review Single Work]|
Conference Publication(9 outputs)
|2017||Steen AP, 'The spirit of adhocism and brilliant selective editing', Proceedings of The 34th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Canberra, 05-08 July 2017, Canberra (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]|
|2016||Steen AP, 'Gold's heaviness and malleability', Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: 33, Gold, 06-09 July 2016, Melbourne, pp. 648-656. ISBN 9780734052650 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]|
|2016||Steen AP, 'Nice House, Woodland Lakes', A Colloquium on Ficto-Critical Approaches to a Writing Architecture, 04-05 August, Brisbane, pp. 1-10. (2016) [Keynote Presentation]|
|2015||Steen AP, 'Guerrilla in the midst: the Universitas Project and a new type of institution', Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand: Architecture, Institutions and Change, 07-10 July, Sydney, Australia, pp. 640-651. ISBN 9780646942988 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]|
|2014||Steen AP, 'Operation Marginalia: translation of semiology and architecture', Proceedings of Translation: the 31st annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, 02-05 July, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 345-354. (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]|
|2013||Steen AP, 'Jencks's semiological history: 'pop - non pop'', Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, 02-05 July 2013, Gold Coast, Australia, pp. 3-15. (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]|
|2012||Steen AP, 'epigraphs, poetics, architectural history', Proceedings of Fabulation: Myth, Nature, Heritage: The 29th Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, 05-08 July, Launceston, Australia, pp. 1035-1051. (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]|
|2011||Steen AP, 'Guide to Tokyo architecture', Proceedings of Audience: the 28th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, 07-10 July 2011, Brisbane, Australia (2011) [Conference Extract]|
|2010||Steen AP, 'The case of Made in Tokyo', Proceedings of Imagining: The 27th annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, 30 June - 02 July, Newcastle, pp. 409-413. (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]|
|2015||Steen AP, 'The figures of Charles Jencks, 'semiology and architecture'' (2015) [PhD]|
|2011||Steen AP, 'Re Made in Tokyo' (2011) [Masters Research]|
|PhD||Mapping and Intervening in the Local: Bruny Island in the anthropocene||2017|
|PhD||Designing out Risk in Technology Transfer: Prototyping innovative applications of timber in complex buildings||2018|
|PhD||Making and Breaking the Screen: A relational ontology of screen forms|
Candidate: Loren Patricia Dyer