Associate Professor Lee Stickells
PhD, UWA; PG Cert, Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, West England.BArch (First Class Honours), UWA; Bachelor of Environmental Design, UWA.
Lecturer, Architecture and Urban Design
Coordinator, Master of Architecture
G04 - Wilkinson Building
The University of Sydney
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Dr Lee Stickells is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney. He teaches in architectural design, urban design and the architectural humanities; he also directs the Master of Architecture program. Lee’s broad research interests lie in the architectural humanities, particularly in the intellectual history of twentieth-century architectural and urban design culture. This has been focused through the investigation of conceptual relationships between architecture and the city, revealed in critical histories of urban design paradigms, art-architecture relations, and architectural design techniques.
Lee was trained as an architect at the University of Western Australia, receiving a Bachelor of Architecture with first class honours in 1998. He subsequently took up a PhD scholarship under William Taylor and Nigel Westbrook at the University of Western Australia. Whilst undertaking postgraduate research he also gathered a range of professional experience in urban design and architecture – predominantly in Australia and Asia – including with leading Australian practices Donaldson + Warn and Woods Bagot. Moving to the UK in 2004, he was employed in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the West of England, where he taught in architecture and urban design as well as directing the Master of Urban Design program. In 2008 he returned to Australia to take up a position at the University of Sydney. Lee has also been a sessional tutor and visiting critic at Curtin University, University of Strathclyde, TU Eindhoven, University of Bath, University of Technology, Sydney, and the University of South Australia.
Lee has edited the books The Right to the City (Tin Sheds Gallery, 2011, with Zanny Begg) and Expanded Architecture (Broken Dimanche Press, 2012, with Sarah Breen Lovett). His scholarly work has been published in anthologies including Heterotopia and the City: Public Space in a Postcivil Society (Routledge, 2009), Trash Culture: Objects and Obsolescence in Cultural Perspective (Peter Lang, 2010) and Beyond Utopia (Errant Bodies Press, 2012). He has also published work in journals including ARQ: Architectural Research Quarterly and Architectural Theory Review and Transition. He is currently a co-editor of Architectural Theory Review.
Lee also maintains a number of para-academic writing, exhibition and art projects. These include an ongoing collaboration with the artist Sarah Breen Lovett on site-specific projection works, exhibition curation such as “Hidden Sydney” (Paper Mill Gallery, 2011), and experimental writing work with UK artist Sophie Warren. Lee has regularly published as an architectural critic in Australia, writing for The Architect (WA), Architecture Australia, Architectural Review Australia, and Monument. Since 2012 he has been a member of the Advisory Board of the not-for-profit organisation Make Space for Architecture.
His current research projects include a study of Australian architectural activism in the 1960s and 1970s, a project on the use of mobile technologies in built environment education, and an edited book related to the “Hidden Sydney” exhibition.
Teaching and supervision
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