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Professor Michael Tawa
Lecturer in Architecture: History and Theory

I am fascinated by the way things (concepts, places, spaces, objects) are made – not only that they are made, but more so the way they come to be made. Consequently, I value process over product, and products only to the extent that they open up new perspectives and processes of thinking and making. I value the un-programmable, the uncertain, the makeshift, the incommunicable and the uncanny in language, the image, representation and architectural experience. My approach to teaching is that of an encounter with an equivalent fascination in the other, of a practice focused on opening up and mobilising sense through the project, around which the work hovers and proceeds.

Which courses does Michael teach?

  Courses taught by Michael

Dr Lee Stickells
Lecturer, Architecture and Urban Design; Coordinator, Master of Architecture Program

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.

Which courses does Lee teach?

  Courses taught by Lee
  • ARCH9062 | Urban Design - Ideas and Methods
  • MARC4001 | Urban Architecture Research Studio

Dr Duanfang Lu
Senior Lecturer

Dr Duanfang Lu teaches in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney. She holds a BArch from Tsinghua University, Beijing and PhD in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. She has been awarded prestigious research grants from the US Social Science Research Council, UC Berkeley, the Getty Foundation and Australian Research Council (Discovery Project, 2007–9), and the Best Article Prize from Planning Perspectives and the International Planning History Society (2006–7).

Which courses does Duanfang teach?

  Courses taught by Duanfang
  • Architecture and Urbanism in Asia (Graduate lecture course)
    Contemporary Architectural Theories (Graduate lecture and seminar course)
    Architecture, Globalisation and Urbanisation (Graduate lecture and seminar course)
    History and Theory 2: Modern Architecture (Undergraduate lecture course)
  • Architecture, Place and Society (Undergraduate lecture course)
  • Design Studies 1A – History and Theory Module (Undergraduate lecture course)
  • Design Practice 1A (Undergraduate design studio)
  • Design Practice 2A (Undergraduate design studio)
    Design Practice 2B (Undergraduate design studio)
    Studio 301 (Undergraduate design studio)
  • * As an ARC Future Fellow, Dr Lu will have full teaching relief in 2012–2015.

Dr Dagmar Reinhardt

Dagmar Reinhardt recently joined the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning as a lecturer of Architectural Design and Digital Architecture. Reinhardt is an academic with a practice – reinhardt_jung, operating in Frankfurt and Sydney. Reinhardt’s research considers the emerging potential of digital architecture as an exciting challenge, specifically in the interdisciplinary exchange between academic environment, cultural productions, industrial expertise and architectural entrepeneurship.

Which courses does Dagmar teach?

  Courses taught by staff member;
  • MARC6102 | 3D Computer Design Modelling
  • MARC4003 | Digital Architecture Research Studio (Master)
  • BDES1012 |Architectural Communications (First Year Bachelor)
  • BDES2012 | Architectural Communications 2
  • BDES3012 | Architectural Communications 3

Ross Anderson
Associate Supervisor

Which courses does Ross teach?

  Courses taught by Ross