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Stuart King

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Dr Stuart King is a Lecturer and Programme Director (Architecture) at the School of Architecture and Design.  He teaches in design and history and theory, and researches in Australian architectural history, historiography and heritage.  He is particularly interested in the nineteenth century and architecture in colonial settings, especially settler colonies.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis TitleUniversity CountryDate of Award
PhDColony and Climate: Positioning Public Architecture in Queensland, 1859-1909University of MelbourneAustralia2010
B.Arch (1st Class Hons) University of QueenslandAustralia1996

Biography

Stuart graduated in architecture in 1996 and subsequently worked in architectural practice in Melbourne, registering as an architect in 2002.  In 2003, he commenced a doctorate in architectural history at the University of Melbourne.  His thesis, 'Colony and Climate: Positioning Public Architecture in Queensland, 1859-1909', examined factors influencing colonial architecture in Queensland, with a focus on the context of a settler society in a tropical environment.  In 2007, he joined the School of Architecture & Design, University of Tasmania, as lecturer in architecture, teaching in History & Theory and Design Studio, while continuing research on the history and historiography of Australian architecture.  He has held the position of President of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand (2011-13) and is currently co-editor of the society's journal Fabrications: JSAHANZ (2014-2017).  Stuart is also a Councillor representing interests in conservation and heritage on the Tasmanian Heritage Council (2012-17).

Research Themes

Stuart's research aligns to the University's research theme of Creativity, Culture and Society. His research interests are focussed on Australian architectural history and historiography and heritage. His doctoral research offered the first comprehensive account of nineteenth-century public architecture in colonial Queensland. It showed how architecture was shaped by its specific social and political context and Queensland's experience as a settler society in a tropical environment, bringing new insights into the development of Queensland architecture, vis a vis Australian architecture. This work included critical, evidential accounts of the influence of climate in nineteenth-century Australian architecture and architectural history. He is subsequently working more broadly on understanding the interaction of local, regional and global connections that have influenced the development of Australia's urban environments. Stuart is also interested in heritage and is currently collaborating on questions of future heritage.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • 2015: Chair of the THC Registration Committee
  • 2014 - present: Member of the Launceston City Council Heritage Advisory Committee
  • 2012 - 2014: European Architecture Beyond Europe (European COST Action ISO904), Non-COST Member, representing the University of Tasmania
  • 2012: Co-convenor of the 29th Annual SAHANZ Conference
  • 2011 - 2017: Tasmanian Heritage Council (THC) Councillor representing Interests in Heritage and Conservation
  • 2011 - 2013: SAHANZ President
  • 2010 - 2013: Docomomo Australia Committee Member & Tasmanian Representative
  • 2007 - 2009: SAHANZ Secretary

Committee associations

  • 2005- present: Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ)
  • 2005- present: Society of Architectural Historians, USA, Individual Member

Teaching

Architectural history and theory; Design history; Design research; Australian architecture; Architectural design; Adaptive re-use; Heritage

Teaching expertise

Stuart coordinates the School of Architecture and Design's history and theory curriculum and teaches history and research units in the Bachelor and Master programs, respectively.  He also teaches in Design Studio with a particular interest in adaptive re-use and design for historic settings.

Teaching responsibility

Unit Co-ordinations:

Research Invitations

  • 2014: 'Colony and Climate: Positioning Public Architecture in Queensland 1859-1909' PhD Research Conversations, The Bartlett, University College London, 21 January
  • 2013: 'Peripheral Places: Re-Thinking Australia's Colonial Architecture' ESALA Research Seminar Series, University of Edinburgh, 22 March
  • 2011: 'Eclectic Questioning: The Boom-time Public Building' ATCH Research Seminar Series, School of Architecture, University of Queensland, 2 November
  • 2010: 'Colony and Climate: Positioning Public Architecture in Queensland 1859-1909' ATCH Research Seminar Series, School of Architecture, University of Queensland, 17 August

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Expertise

  • Australian architectural history, historiography and heritage
  • Nineteenth century architectural history and theory
  • Colonial architecture
  • Historical relationships between architecture, environment and climate

Awards

  • 2013: Career Development Scholarship – University of Tasmania
  • 2011: Visiting Research Fellowship – Centre for Architectural Theory, Criticism and History, University of Queensland
  • 2007: New Appointees' Research Grant – University of Tasmania
  • 2005: Annual Meeting Student Fellowship – Society of Architectural Historians, USA
  • 2005: Dean's Prize for Published Postgraduate Research - Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning (ABP), University of Melbourne

Research Fields

  • Architectural History and Theory (120103)
  • History and Theory of the Built Environment (excl. Architecture) (120502)
  • Architectural Design (120101)
  • Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
  • Architecture (120199)
  • Visual Cultures (190104)

Research Impact

  • Understanding Australia's Past (950503)
  • Conserving the Historic Environment (950307)
  • Commercial Construction Design (870202)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design (970112)
  • Understanding Europe's Past (950504)
  • Residential Construction Design (870204)
  • Civil Construction Design (870201)
  • Industrial Construction Design (870203)
  • Cultural Understanding (959999)
  • Pedagogy (930201)

Publications

Stuart's current publications are focussed on Australian architectural history; methodological approaches to interpreting nineteenth-century architecture; and historical perspectives on relationships between architecture, the environment and climate. He is currently a co-editor of Fabrications: Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (2014 -17).

Total publications

33

Highlighted publications

(2 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2012Journal ArticleKing S, 'Eclecticism in the Work of Queensland Colonial Architect F.D.G. Stanley, 1871 - 1881', Fabrications, 21, (2) pp. 36-59. ISSN 1033-1867 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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2007Journal ArticleWalker P, King SA, 'Style and Climate in Addison's Brisbane Exhibition Building', Fabrications: Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia & New Zealand, 17, (2) pp. 26 - 47. ISSN 1033-1867 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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Journal Article

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2015Gatley J, King S, 'Fabrications: The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand', 25, (2) ISSN 1033-1867 (2015) [Edited Journal]

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2014Gatley J, King S, 'Fabrications: The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand', 24, (1) pp. 1-146. ISSN 1033-1867 (2014) [Edited Journal]

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2014Gatley J, King S, 'Fabrications: The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand', 25, (1) pp. 1-146. ISSN 1033-1867 (2014) [Edited Journal]

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2012King S, 'Eclecticism in the Work of Queensland Colonial Architect F.D.G. Stanley, 1871 - 1881', Fabrications, 21, (2) pp. 36-59. ISSN 1033-1867 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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2011King SA, Johnston P, 'Life Cycle: Christ College', Architectural Review Australia, 120, (June/July 2011 ) pp. 94-98. ISSN 1323-367X (2011) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2009Nolan G, King SA, 'The Eighties Alignment', Timber Design Australia, Autumn, (2009) pp. 30-33. ISSN 1178-881X (2009) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2008Nolan G, King SA, 'The Emergence of Glulam, Explorative post-war timber design developments', Timber Design, Australasia, (Spring 2008) pp. 38-41. ISSN 1178-881X (2008) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2008Nolan G, King SA, 'The Emergence of Glulam', Timber Design Australia, Spring, (2008) pp. 38-41. ISSN 1178-881X (2008) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2007King SA, Nolan G, 'Ideals of Honesty, Timber Design in 1960s Australia', Timber Design Australasia, (Summer 2007) pp. 26-29. ISSN 1178-881X (2007) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2007Walker P, King SA, 'Style and Climate in Addison's Brisbane Exhibition Building', Fabrications: Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia & New Zealand, 17, (2) pp. 26 - 47. ISSN 1033-1867 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014King S, 'Mining, place and propriety in Queenstown: architectural propriety and belonging in social and environmental context', Out of Place (Gwalia): Occasional Essays on Australian Regional Communities and Built Environments in Transition, UWA Publishing, P Goldswain, N Sully, WM Taylor (ed), Crawley, Australia, pp. 159-182. ISBN 9781742585543 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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Review

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013King SA, 'JJ Clark: Architect of the Australian Renaissance', Fabrications, The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, 23, (1) pp. 128 - 130. ISSN 1033-1867 (2013) [Review Single Work]

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2013King SA, 'William Wardell and Genazzano FCJ College', Fabrications, The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, 22, (1) pp. 128 - 129. ISSN 1033-1867 (2013) [Review Single Work]

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2013King SA, 'Piaton Claudine, Godoli Ezio & Peycere David (eds), Building Beyond the Mediterranean: Studying the Archives of European Businesses (1860-1970), Arles: Honore Clair, 2012', ABE Journal, European Architecture Beyond Europe, 1, (2012) (2013) [Review Single Work]

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2007King SA, 'New Directions in the Australian House', Fabrications, The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, 17, (1) pp. 124 - 125. (2007) [Review Single Work]

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Conference Publication

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012King SA, Chatterjee A, Loo S, '29th SAHANZ Conference 2012 Conference Proceedings', Society of Architectural Historians, 5th - 8th July 2012, Launceston, pp. 1294. ISBN 978-1-86295-658-2 (2012) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Chatterjee A; Loo S

2011Van den Berg K, Loo S, King S, 'The 'Fusion of Horizon's': affect and the learning subject in architectural history and theory', Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia, 18-21 September 2011, Geelong, Australia, pp. 407-417. ISBN 9780958192552 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2009King SA, 'Queensland Public Buildings 1870 - 1904: Eclecticism and Composition', Cultural Crossroads: Proceedings of the 26th International SAHANZ Conference, 2 - 5 July 2009, University of Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 540-555. ISBN 978-0-473-15065-5 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2008Nolan G, King SA, 'Timber Design in Wartime: Material, Technique and Professional Memory', History in Practice, 3-6 July 2008, Geelong, pp. 67. ISBN 978-0-9581925-4-5 (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2007King SA, 'A Climate of Confusion: The Significance of Climatic Adaptation in 19th Century Queensland Architecture', Panorama to paradise: Scopic Regimes in Architectural and Urban History and Theory, 21- 24 September 2007, Adelaide, pp. 25. ISBN 1-920927-55-7 (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2005King SA, 'Stanley and the Arcaded Loggia: worth celebrating?', Celebration: Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ 2005), 24 - 27 September 2005, Napier, New Zealand, pp. 185-190. ISBN 0-473-10349-4 (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2010King SA, 'Colony and Climate: Positioning Public Architecture in Queensland, 1859- 1909' (2010) [PhD]

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Entry

(11 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012King SA, Neale A, Goad P, 'Tasmanian Architecture', The Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture, P Goad, J Willis (ed), Melbourne (2012) [Entry]

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2011Watson D, King SA, 'Queensland Architecture', Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture, Philip Goad & Julie Willis (ed), Port Melbourne, 1, pp. 574-578 (2011) [Entry]

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2011King SA, 'Courthouses', Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture, Philip Goad & Julie Willis (ed), Port Melbourne, 1, pp. 177-179 (2011) [Entry]

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2011King SA, 'Garfield Haslock', Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture, Philip Goad & Julie Willis (ed), Port Melbourne, 1, pp. 317 (2011) [Entry]

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2011King SA, 'Queenslander', Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture, Philip Goad & Julie Willis (ed), Port Melbourne, 1, pp. 579 (2011) [Entry]

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2011King SA, 'Climate and Architecture', Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture, Philip Goad & Julie Willis (ed), Port Melbourne, 1, pp. 156 - 157 (2011) [Entry]

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2011King SA, 'Charles Tiffin', Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture, Philip Goad & Julie Willis (ed), Port Melbourne, 1, pp. 705 (2011) [Entry]

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2011King SA, 'Ventilation', Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture, Philip Goad & Julie Willis (ed), Port Melbourne, 1, pp. 729-730 (2011) [Entry]

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2011King SA, 'Leigh Woolley', Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture, Philip Goad & Julie Willis (ed), Port Melbourne, 1, pp. 777 (2011) [Entry]

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2011King SA, Neale A, Goad P, 'Tasmanian Architecture', Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture, Philip Goad & Julie Willis (ed), Port Melbourne, 1, pp. 683-687 (2011) [Entry]

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Co-authors: Neale A

2011King SA, 'FDG Stanley', Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture, Philip Goad & Julie Willis (ed), Port Melbourne, 1, pp. 649-650 (2011) [Entry]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

1

Total funding

$6,850

Projects

Colony & Climate: Place and Identity in Queensland Public Architecture 1859 - 1914 (2007 - 2008)$6,850
Funding
University of Tasmania ($6,850)
Scheme
Grant-New Appointees Research Grant Scheme (NARGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
King SA
Period
2007 - 2008

Research Supervision

Stuart is currently supervising PhD candidates in architectural history and architectural history pedagogies.

Current

2

Completed

3

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDThe 'Affective Turn' in Critical Literacies in History and Theory of Design Disciplines2011
PhDTowards a Tasmanian Vernacular: Interpreting the architecture of Van Diemen's Land2012

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDKenosis Creativity Architecture
Candidate: Randall Scott Lindstrom
2015
PhDDesign for Resilience at Home: Integrating housing and regenerative food systems
Candidate: Wendy Gai Fountain
2015
PhDTextual Representations of the Socio-Urban History of Baghdad: Critical Approaches to the Historiography of Baghdad in the 18th and 19th Centuries
Candidate: Iman Al-Attar
2014