News and Events
Questions persist over the role polyethylene-core cladding played in the speed and spread of the Grenfell Tower blaze. It begs the bigger question – how do we prevent this happening again?News
The closure of the Gatwick Hotel in St Kilda represents a new front in the ongoing gentrification debate in inner Melbourne. It highlights inconvenient truths about cultural appropriation, heritage as a driver of urban renewal, and the marginalisation of the city’s most vulnerable residents.News
The glistening white sails of Sydney Opera House and the red brick and bluestone of Geelong’s industrial mills have little in common at first glance. But for both these places crowdfunding has led people to connect with these buildings.News
Liveability has become one of the most important ideas to influence international urban governance and planning. On one level, this should be no surprise – after all, who can disagree that cities ought to be places where people can live? But from here things get tricky.News
The Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH) provides an international perspective on research and teaching in architectural history and heritage with a particular emphasis on Australia and the Asia-Pacific.
ACAHUCH fosters a collaborative approach to the critical study of architectural history, heritage conservation and digital, cultural, landscape and urban heritage and design.
ACAHUCH fosters important research in architectural, planning, cultural and urban history and heritage conservation. It also contributes to and produces a range of research publications.
Citizen Heritage: Digital and Community-based Histories of Place
This project explores new digital technologies to enhance the visibility of lesser-known precincts of urban heritage.
Designing Australian Schools: A Spatial History of Innovation, Pedagogy and Social Change
Designing Australia’s Schools is an historical, cross disciplinary study of innovations in the design of Australian primary and secondary schools across the twentieth century.
Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture
The first comprehensive reference text to be published on Australian architecture. Unique in its breadth and depth, and revealing new knowledge on architects, their buildings and the ways they designed and built them.
Making Landscape Architecture in Australia
This book on the history of landscape architecture in Australia, the first of its kind, profiles the people who have shaped the nation's landscape.
Migration, Cultural Diversity and Television: Reflecting Modern Australia
This project documents the evolving history of popular television and its contribution to national discussions about migration, cultural diversity and citizenship across six decades.
Dr Amanda Achmadi, Melbourne School of Design
Dr AnnMarie Brennan, Melbourne School of Design
Dr Karen Burns, Melbourne School of Design
Professor Qinghua Guo, Melbourne School of Design
Associate Professor Alison Inglis, Faculty of Arts
Dr Andrew Jamieson, Faculty of Arts
Professor Gini Lee, Melbourne School of Design
Associate Professor Hannah Lewi, Melbourne School of Design
Dr Susan Lowish, Faculty of Arts
Dr Giorgio Marfella, Melbourne School of Design
Dr Kate MacNeill, Faculty of Arts
Dr David Nichols, Melbourne School of Design
Associate Professor Anoma Pieris, Melbourne School of Design
Dr Alberto Pugnale, Melbourne School of Design
Associate Professor Andrew Saniga, Melbourne School of Design
Professor Robyn Sloggett, Faculty of Arts
Professor Paul Walker, Melbourne School of Design
Dr Sara Wills, Faculty of Arts
Dr Gareth Wilson
|Kristal Buckley||Understanding Global Heritage: Key Issues||Kate Darian Smith and Philip Goad|
|Nanette Carter||DIY Housing in Post-War Years||Kate Darian Smith and Philip Goad|
|Arun Chandu||Tullamarine: Histories of the Jetport||Kate Darian-Smith and David Nichols|
|Karen Daws||The built response to infectious diseases: paradox in practice||Julie Willis|
|Marcus Fajl||The Fate of Ornament in Early Twentieth Century Architecture||Hannah Lewi and Karen Burns|
|Philip Goldswain||Photographic Cities: Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, 1893-1917||Hannah Lewi and Andrew Saniga|
|Fiona Johnson||A Comparative Study of Civic Space Design in the Contemporary Settler Societies of Australia and New Zealand||Jillian Walliss and Hannah Lewi|
|Marcus Lancaster||What have we done to our small urban streams? An environmental history into their past, with consideration of present situations in Melbourne, Australia||Margaret Grose and David Nichols|
|James Lesh||Australian Heritage in Context||Andrew May and Kate Darian-Smith|
|Leanne Howard||Community Involvement in Managing Cultural Landscapes: Reality or Rhetoric?||Andrew May and Kate Darian-Smith|
|Pamela Maree McGirr||Cold storage fictions: inventory & invention in architecture||Hannah Lewi and AnnMarie Brennan|
|Libby Richardson||Ornament and Surface Decoration in Contemporary Melbourne Architecture||Hannah Lewi and Philip Goad|
|Sharon Shafer||The Utopian Paradox of High-Rise Housing in Australia between 1945-2010||Peter Raisbeck and Julie Willis|
|John Weretka||The Roman church facade from Borromini to Galilei: the decision-making process||David Marshall and Philip Goad|
|Allan Willingham||The Tennis Court: An Architectural History||Philip Goad|
|Anthony Worm||Free and Architecture and Goff||Paul Walker|
Our ACAHUCH researchers are actively involved in teaching across the undergraduate and graduate programs here at the Faculty.
The Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage (MUCH) is an industry-focused, cross-disciplinary program open to graduates who are passionate about the social and cultural dimensions of the built environment in the twenty-first century.
The program focuses on heritage in a global context, with key features including the exploration of new approaches to digital technologies and heritage, issues of heritage significance as well as the social and economic impact of cultural heritage in relation to reconstruction and across the tourism industry.
Graduate profile: Amanda Valenzuela Pallamar
What was your favourite subject in the program to date and why?
I loved “Representing and Remembering place”. It was a very interesting subject that allowed me to look into the concept of “place” from so many different perspectives.
What attracted you to the Melbourne School of Design?
I wanted a Master that combined strong practical and theoretical approaches to heritage and doing research about the different Master programs the one that MSD had to offer was the most attractive one.
So far, what are the most valuable skills that you have learnt?
The most important skill the Master has given me has been to be critical, reflective and to understand the complexity of the concept of “heritage” today.
Many of our researchers offer PhD supervision across a broad range of research areas. Get in touch to enquire about supervision opportunities.