Dr James Curry


School of Architecture and Built Environment

Faculty of the Professions

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.

James Curry Ph.D is Lecturer in the University of Adelaide. He has previously worked in various internationally recognized Architecture offices and held teaching positions at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and The University of South Australia. As a researcher Dr. Curry has published on the architecture of Rudolph Schindler, Australian architecture and contemporary spatial practices in art.

Current research students and their topics are: Abdulaziz Alshabib (prefabricated housing in Saudi Arabia) and Sadia Afrin (housing in Bangladesh). Prospective research students are welcome to discuss their research interests. Students with a high level of English-language ability, perceptiveness and an ability to position oneself within a textual field are especially encouraged.

Dr. Curry was a member of the Adelaide City Council’s Great Buildings Panel and has been a Juror for the AIA South Australian, Architecture awards.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2010 Curry, J. (2010). 'The Exhibition Makes, Unmakes & Remakes itself', Exhibition Review of ‘Gone In No Time (Gone In No Time), Australian Experimental Art Foundation (AEAF). RealTime, 54-55.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2015 Curry, J. J. (2015). Preface. In A. MacKenzie (Ed.), Lacoste + Stevenson (Vol. 130-134, 1 ed., pp. 11-13). Australia: Uro Publications.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2018 Curry, J., & Fung, S. (2018). Rudolph Schindler’s Church School Lecture on "Form Creation” (1916): A Preliminary Reading. In J. Merwood-Salisbury, M. Dudding, & C. McDonald (Eds.), Historiographies of Technology and Architecture, Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (pp. 58-77). Wellington, New Zealand.
    2017 Curry, J. (2017). Rudolph Schindler's Church School Lecture on Decoration (1916): A Preliminary Reading. In Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand. Australia: SAHANZ.
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Co-Supervisor Designing Culturally Appropriate, Affordable Housing for the Urban Poor in Dhaka, Bangladesh Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Sadia Afrin
    2017 Co-Supervisor Redefining Housing Affordability and Sustainability in Saudi Arabia through the Implementation of Flexible Architecture Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Abdulaziz Dakhel M Alshabib
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Member AIA, South Australian Chapter Education Committee Australian Institute of Architects Australia
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2017 - ongoing Australian Institute of Architects, SA Chapter Awards 2017 Australian Institute of Architects, SA Chapter Cultural or historical Australia
    2013 - ongoing Adelaide City Council Great Buildings Panel Advocacy Australia
  • Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice

    Date Title Type Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Honours Review and Assessment Thesis Review University of South Australia Australia
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83133476
  • Email: james.curry@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4377
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Horace Lamb, floor 4
  • Room: 4 69
  • Org Unit: School of Architecture & Built Environment

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