Dr Ross Anderson

Director, Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours) / Master of Architecture

G04 - Wilkinson Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 5907

Biographical details

Dr Ross Anderson is a Senior Lecturer in architectural design, history and theory at the University of Sydney. He completed his PhD under the supervision of Peter Carl at the University of Cambridge with a thesis entitled From the Bauhütte to the Bauhaus. Oriented by phenomenology and hermeneutics, his research on modern German architecture and philosophy has been published in The Art Bulletin, The Journal of Architecture, The Bauhaus Annual and in edited books and conference proceedings. Ross is also engaged in creative practices that explore the imaginative roles played by drawing and photography in architectural representation and reception.

Professional Experience

  • 2004 | Design Architect, Zvi Hecker Architects, Berlin
  • 2003 | Architect, Magma Architecture, Berlin
  • 2003 | Architekt, Daniel Libeskind, Berlin
  • 2002 | Graduate Architect, Studio Daniel Libeskind, Berlin

Research interests

Modern and contemporary German architecture and philosophy.

Teaching and supervision

  • Program Director (Bachelor of Design in Architecture [Honours] / Master of Architecture) (2016-)
  • Program Director (Bachelor of Design in Architecture) (2010-2012)
  • First Year Coordinator (Bachelor of Design in Architecture) (2007-2010)
  • Third Year Coordinator (Bachelor of Design in Architecture) (2012-2015)
  • Honours Supervision
  • Unit of Study Coordinator:
    • Architecture Studio 101 (2008-2010)
    • Architecture Studio 102 (2007-2010)
    • Architecture Studio 301 (2014-)
    • Architecture Studio 302 (2012-2013)
    • Architecture Studio 3A (2015-)
    • Urban Architecture Research Studio (2011)
    • Architectural History/Theory 1 (2012-2014)
    • Architectural History/Theory 3 (2010-2012)
    • Modern Architectural Theory (2007-2009)
    • Graduation Studio (2014-)
    • Architectural Drawing: Alternative Practices Through History (2015-)

Associations

  • Education Committee |School of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney.]]
  • Australian and New Zealand Architecture Program Accreditation Procedure Standing Panel (ANZAPAP)

Selected publications & creative works

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Book Chapters

  • Anderson, R. (2016). Adolphe Appia and the Eurhythmic Promise of Hellerau. In Claudia Perren, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation (Eds.), Bauhaus No8: Movement, (pp. 94-99). Leipzig: Spector Books.
  • Anderson, R. (2014). Settings Forth. In Ross Anderson (Eds.), Architecture Annual 2014: Propositions, (pp. 18-23). Sydney: Freerange Press.
  • Anderson, R. (2013). A Room An Eye: Situated. In Claudia Perren, Sarah Breen Lovett (Eds.), Reverse Projections: Expanded Architecture At The Rocks, (pp. 90-94). Berlin, Germany: Broken Dimanche Press.
  • Anderson, R. (2013). Analogue Architecture: Between Imagination and Memory. In Ross Anderson (Eds.), Analogue, (pp. 3-8). Christchurch: Freerange Press.
  • Anderson, R. (2012). The Talismanic Presence of Architecture and Ornament in Heidegger's Hutte. In Benoit Jacquet and Vincent Giraud (Eds.), From the Things Themselves: Architecture and Phenomenology, (pp. 127-154). Kyoto: Kyoto University Press.

Journals

  • Anderson, R. (2017). Raised on the Dark Grounds of Tradition: Albert Speer's Atelierhaus at Berchtesgaden, 1938. Scroope: Cambridge architecture journal, 26(July 2017), 10-18.
  • Anderson, R., Arndell, M., Christensen, S. (2009). Architecture Studio Archive: A case study in the comprehensive digital capture and repository of student design work as an aid to teaching, research, and accreditation. Australian Academic and Research Libraries, 40(4), 286-304. [More Information]
  • Anderson, R. (2008). The Medieval Masons' Lodge as Paradigm for Peter Behren's 'Dombauhutte' in Munich, 1922. Art Bulletin, XC(3), 441-465. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Anderson, R. (2015). All of Paris, Darkly: Le Corbusier's Beistegui Apartment, 1929-1931. Le Corbusier, 50 years later: International Congress, Valencia: Universitat Politecnica de Valencia. [More Information]
  • Anderson, R. (2015). Making the Cathedral Immanent: German Architecture and the Question of Institutional Order. 32nd Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Sydney: Society Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ).
  • Anderson, R. (2014). Figures of Mediation: Late Gothic Chapel Vaults Between Primordial Stone and Medieval Theology. SAHANZ Unitec Auckland 2014: Translation, 31st Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand and Gold Coast, Queensland.: Auckland, New Zealand SAHANZ and Unitec ePress, and Gold Coast, Queensland: SAHANZ.
  • Anderson, R. (2013). Cadenced Horizons: Adolphe Appia's Scenic Architecture. 2013 Interstices Under Construction Symposium, Auckland: School of Art and Design, AUT University of Architecture and Planning, The University of Auckland.
  • Anderson, R., Dircks, A. (2010). Future Ruins: Arata Isozaki, J.G. Ballard and Late Modernist Disillusionment. imagining.. The 27th Annual Sahanz Conference (Sahanz 2010), Newcastle: Society Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ).
  • Anderson, R. (2009). The Star and the Vessel: Situating the Architecture and Ornament of Heidegger's Hutte at Todtnauberg. Architecture and Phenomenology, Kyoto, Japan: Kyoto Seika University.
  • Anderson, R. (2007). Anything but Silent: Daniel Libeskind's Architecture as Events of Representation. 24th International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ 2007), Adelaide: Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Anderson, R. (2007). Fabricating the Late Gothic German Chapel: Theology, Geometry, Materials and the Practical Imagination. Spaces and Places: VII Annual Conference of the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern European Studies.
  • Anderson, R. (2007). Stones Against Forgetting: German-Jewish territories of remembrance in contemporary Berlin architecture. Errinerungskrisen – Memory Crises: German Studies Association of Australia Conference.

Visual Art

  • Anderson, R., Liu, K., Weir, S. (2013). A Room An Eye. In: Expanded Architecture At The Rocks. Sydney Architecture Festival. 136-138 Cumberland Street The Rocks, Sydney, Australia.

Textual Creative Works

  • Anderson, R. (2011). After Images: A Collection of Sketches. After Images, (pp. 2 - 7). Sydney, Australia: Creative ReSearch Cluster.
  • Anderson, R. (2011). Measured Reciprocity. aMaze 2011, (pp. 90 - 93). Sydney, Australia: Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning, The University of Sydney.
  • Anderson, R. (2011). The Site, Canberra: Topo-Graphic. Urban AU. Street/ Art/ Architecture, (pp. 6 - 9). Canberra, Australia: Gallery of Australian Design.
  • Anderson, R. (2010). The Chaosmos of Ovid. Metamorphoses, (pp. 8 - 16). Sydney, Australia: Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning, The University of Sydney.
  • Anderson, R. (2009). A First Year Architecture Studio Project. The Studio Teaching Project, Volume 4, October 2009, (pp. 117 - 122). Sydney, Australia: Australian Learning and Teaching Council.
  • Anderson, R. (2009). Architecture Studio Archive. Archetype, September 2009, (pp. 11 - 11). Sydney, Australia: Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning.

Design or Architectural Works

  • Anderson, R., Libeskind, D. (2010). Creative Media Centre, City University of Hong Kong. City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR of China): City University of Hong Kong. public.
  • Anderson, R., Architekt Daniel Libeskind, N. (2008). WESTside Bruennen Garden Centre. Bern, Switzerland: NBAG Nueue Brunnen AG with Developer MIGROS AARE. public/commercial.
  • Anderson, R., Libeskind, D. (2008). WESTside Bruennen Recreational Swimming Complex. Berne, Switzerland: NBAG Nueue Brunnen AG with Developer MIGROS AARE. Commercial.
  • Anderson, R., Libeskind, D. (2008). WESTside Bruennen Senior Housing. Bern, Switzerland: NBAG Nueue Brunnen AG with Developer MIGROS AARE. residential.
  • Anderson, R. (2005). Progress. ADC Theatre, Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge Footlights Theatre Company. Commercial.
  • Anderson, R., Magma Architecture, N. (2004). Kulturforum Munster. Munster, Germany: public/commercial. Unrealized.
  • Anderson, R., Zvi Hecker Architekt, N. (2004). The Royal Dutch Military Police Complex, Schiphol. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Koninklijke Marechausse District Schiphol. corporate. Unrealized.
  • Anderson, R., Zvi Hecker Architekt, N. (2004). Visitor Information Centre, Ravensbruck Concentration Camp Memorial Site. Ravensbruck Concentration Camp, Germany: Brandenburg Memorials Foundation. public. Unrealized.
  • Anderson, R., Studio Daniel Libeskind, N. (2003). World Trade Centre New York, Design Study. Site of former World Trade Centre, New York, United States of America: Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. public/commercial. Unrealized.

Exhibitions / Events

  • Anderson, R. (2011). After Images. Sydney, Australia: Boutwell Draper Gallery.
  • Benton, S., Anderson, R., Smith, C., Niemela, M. (2010). Metamorphoses. Sydney, Australia: Tin Sheds Gallery.

2017

  • Anderson, R. (2017). Raised on the Dark Grounds of Tradition: Albert Speer's Atelierhaus at Berchtesgaden, 1938. Scroope: Cambridge architecture journal, 26(July 2017), 10-18.

2016

  • Anderson, R. (2016). Adolphe Appia and the Eurhythmic Promise of Hellerau. In Claudia Perren, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation (Eds.), Bauhaus No8: Movement, (pp. 94-99). Leipzig: Spector Books.

2015

  • Anderson, R. (2015). All of Paris, Darkly: Le Corbusier's Beistegui Apartment, 1929-1931. Le Corbusier, 50 years later: International Congress, Valencia: Universitat Politecnica de Valencia. [More Information]
  • Anderson, R. (2015). Making the Cathedral Immanent: German Architecture and the Question of Institutional Order. 32nd Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Sydney: Society Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ).

2014

  • Anderson, R. (2014). Figures of Mediation: Late Gothic Chapel Vaults Between Primordial Stone and Medieval Theology. SAHANZ Unitec Auckland 2014: Translation, 31st Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand and Gold Coast, Queensland.: Auckland, New Zealand SAHANZ and Unitec ePress, and Gold Coast, Queensland: SAHANZ.
  • Anderson, R. (2014). Settings Forth. In Ross Anderson (Eds.), Architecture Annual 2014: Propositions, (pp. 18-23). Sydney: Freerange Press.

2013

  • Anderson, R., Liu, K., Weir, S. (2013). A Room An Eye. In: Expanded Architecture At The Rocks. Sydney Architecture Festival. 136-138 Cumberland Street The Rocks, Sydney, Australia.
  • Anderson, R. (2013). A Room An Eye: Situated. In Claudia Perren, Sarah Breen Lovett (Eds.), Reverse Projections: Expanded Architecture At The Rocks, (pp. 90-94). Berlin, Germany: Broken Dimanche Press.
  • Anderson, R. (2013). Analogue Architecture: Between Imagination and Memory. In Ross Anderson (Eds.), Analogue, (pp. 3-8). Christchurch: Freerange Press.
  • Anderson, R. (2013). Cadenced Horizons: Adolphe Appia's Scenic Architecture. 2013 Interstices Under Construction Symposium, Auckland: School of Art and Design, AUT University of Architecture and Planning, The University of Auckland.

2012

  • Anderson, R. (2012). The Talismanic Presence of Architecture and Ornament in Heidegger's Hutte. In Benoit Jacquet and Vincent Giraud (Eds.), From the Things Themselves: Architecture and Phenomenology, (pp. 127-154). Kyoto: Kyoto University Press.

2011

  • Anderson, R. (2011). After Images. Sydney, Australia: Boutwell Draper Gallery.
  • Anderson, R. (2011). After Images: A Collection of Sketches. After Images, (pp. 2 - 7). Sydney, Australia: Creative ReSearch Cluster.
  • Anderson, R. (2011). Measured Reciprocity. aMaze 2011, (pp. 90 - 93). Sydney, Australia: Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning, The University of Sydney.
  • Anderson, R. (2011). The Site, Canberra: Topo-Graphic. Urban AU. Street/ Art/ Architecture, (pp. 6 - 9). Canberra, Australia: Gallery of Australian Design.

2010

  • Anderson, R., Libeskind, D. (2010). Creative Media Centre, City University of Hong Kong. City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR of China): City University of Hong Kong. public.
  • Anderson, R., Dircks, A. (2010). Future Ruins: Arata Isozaki, J.G. Ballard and Late Modernist Disillusionment. imagining.. The 27th Annual Sahanz Conference (Sahanz 2010), Newcastle: Society Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ).
  • Benton, S., Anderson, R., Smith, C., Niemela, M. (2010). Metamorphoses. Sydney, Australia: Tin Sheds Gallery.
  • Anderson, R. (2010). The Chaosmos of Ovid. Metamorphoses, (pp. 8 - 16). Sydney, Australia: Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning, The University of Sydney.

2009

  • Anderson, R. (2009). A First Year Architecture Studio Project. The Studio Teaching Project, Volume 4, October 2009, (pp. 117 - 122). Sydney, Australia: Australian Learning and Teaching Council.
  • Anderson, R. (2009). Architecture Studio Archive. Archetype, September 2009, (pp. 11 - 11). Sydney, Australia: Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning.
  • Anderson, R., Arndell, M., Christensen, S. (2009). Architecture Studio Archive: A case study in the comprehensive digital capture and repository of student design work as an aid to teaching, research, and accreditation. Australian Academic and Research Libraries, 40(4), 286-304. [More Information]
  • Anderson, R. (2009). The Star and the Vessel: Situating the Architecture and Ornament of Heidegger's Hutte at Todtnauberg. Architecture and Phenomenology, Kyoto, Japan: Kyoto Seika University.

2008

  • Anderson, R. (2008). The Medieval Masons' Lodge as Paradigm for Peter Behren's 'Dombauhutte' in Munich, 1922. Art Bulletin, XC(3), 441-465. [More Information]
  • Anderson, R., Architekt Daniel Libeskind, N. (2008). WESTside Bruennen Garden Centre. Bern, Switzerland: NBAG Nueue Brunnen AG with Developer MIGROS AARE. public/commercial.
  • Anderson, R., Libeskind, D. (2008). WESTside Bruennen Recreational Swimming Complex. Berne, Switzerland: NBAG Nueue Brunnen AG with Developer MIGROS AARE. Commercial.
  • Anderson, R., Libeskind, D. (2008). WESTside Bruennen Senior Housing. Bern, Switzerland: NBAG Nueue Brunnen AG with Developer MIGROS AARE. residential.

2007

  • Anderson, R. (2007). Anything but Silent: Daniel Libeskind's Architecture as Events of Representation. 24th International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ 2007), Adelaide: Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Anderson, R. (2007). Fabricating the Late Gothic German Chapel: Theology, Geometry, Materials and the Practical Imagination. Spaces and Places: VII Annual Conference of the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern European Studies.
  • Anderson, R. (2007). Stones Against Forgetting: German-Jewish territories of remembrance in contemporary Berlin architecture. Errinerungskrisen – Memory Crises: German Studies Association of Australia Conference.

2005

  • Anderson, R. (2005). Progress. ADC Theatre, Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge Footlights Theatre Company. Commercial.

2004

  • Anderson, R., Magma Architecture, N. (2004). Kulturforum Munster. Munster, Germany: public/commercial. Unrealized.
  • Anderson, R., Zvi Hecker Architekt, N. (2004). The Royal Dutch Military Police Complex, Schiphol. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Koninklijke Marechausse District Schiphol. corporate. Unrealized.
  • Anderson, R., Zvi Hecker Architekt, N. (2004). Visitor Information Centre, Ravensbruck Concentration Camp Memorial Site. Ravensbruck Concentration Camp, Germany: Brandenburg Memorials Foundation. public. Unrealized.

2003

  • Anderson, R., Studio Daniel Libeskind, N. (2003). World Trade Centre New York, Design Study. Site of former World Trade Centre, New York, United States of America: Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. public/commercial. Unrealized.

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