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.
Graduate Research Papers and Theses
Boom Mannerism: The Architectural Practice of Gerard Wight and William Lucas from 1885 to 1894
Jennifer Fowler, 2020 | An analysis of the Boom era firm of Wight and Lucas from 1885 to 1894, in the context of the historiography of the Boom Style and its impact on the built environment of Melbourne.
At the intersection of heritage preservation, urban transformation, and everyday life in the twentieth-century Australian city
James Phillip Lesh, 2018 | A global urban history of the Australian city, an analysis of its urban and heritage places, and the preservationists who shaped those places through during the twentieth century.
The architecture of Newman College, 1915-18: the office of Walter Burley Griffin
Jeffrey John Turnbull, 2017 | This new manuscript is developed from two volumes submitted for the degree of D.Phil, 2004, amended 2005, revised 2014, and 2017 exploring the work of Walter Burley Griffin at the University of Melbourne.
Ballarat’s Pride: Leading Architects from 1857-1895
Erin Wood, 2020 | Inspired by the works of William Bramwell Withers, this thesis asserts the role of Ballarat’s architects beyond its borders, inviting a closer consideration of these architects and regional architectural practice more generally.
The cultural significance of wood fired Scotch ovens and the poetics of olfaction as a preservation strategy for bakeries in Victoria
Domenica Presa, 2020 | An investigation of how baking has changed historically in Australia, from Australian Aboriginal origins to colonial settlement, the present day, and the return to craft baking techniques, typologies and preservation through the technique of olfaction as a heritage factor.