Architecture academics secure government research agreement

8 November 2012

Two academics from the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning have today secured a prestigious ARC research grant.

Associate Professor Chris L. Smith and Professor Sandra Kaji-O'Grady, both in the discipline of architecture, were awarded the grant for their proposal entitled 'From Alchemist's Den to Science City: Architecture and the expression of experimental science'.

This is the first time that this project has been proposed and is remarkable that a first-time proposal has immediately attracted the attention of the Australian Research Council.

Associate Professor Chris L. Smith, who lectures in architectural history and theory, said he and Professor Sandra Kaji-O'Grady were overjoyed with the result of the application.

"This is the first time that I've submitted a proposal to the ARC. This success confirms that the innovative approach the faculty is taking to architectural research is attracting interest at the highest levels," Smith said.

The grant provides $1250,000 of funding over three years.

Congratulations to Chris and Sandra on their success.