School of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Sam Ridgway is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Architecture & Built Environment. He has a B. Arch. (Hons) and a M. Arch. (research) from The University of Adelaide and a PhD from The University of Sydney. He is a specialist in architectural construction and design, with over 30 years of experience in research, teaching and architectural practice. He has taught and delivered lectures nationally and internationally including at the Universities of Sydney, Edinburgh, and Hong Kong, at the Washington Alexandria Architecture Center (Virginia Tech) and Carleton University in Ottawa.
He has held senior leadership positions including Acting Head of School (2010 – 2011), Coordinator of the Master of Architecture (2008 – 2015), and member of the School’s Executive Committee (2013 – 2015). Sam has been a registered architect in South Australia since 1988.
Sam’s research focuses on the fundamentals of architectural design theory, on the way designs are conceived and buildings are constructed to enhance their occupants’ well-being. Key areas of interest include architectural representation, and the relationship between buildings and the human body. This builds on his earlier research in the field of the history, theory, practice and pedagogy of architectural construction. In 2015 he published a book in which he explored the relationship between the theory, drawings and buildings of the remarkable architectural teacher, theorist and architect, Marco Frascari.
Date Position Institution name 2021 - 2024 Adjunct Associate Professor The University of Adelaide 2016 - 2021 Associate Professor The University of Adelaide 2007 - 2015 Senior Lecturer The University of Adelaide 1996 - 2006 Lecturer The University of Adelaide 1990 - 1992 Lecturer Level A The University of Adelaide
Date Institution name Country Title University of Sydney Australia PhD (2010) University of Adelaide Australia M.Arch. (1996) University of Adelaide Australia B.Arch. (1984)
Year Citation 2023 Landrum, L., & Ridgway, S. (2023). Theatres of Architectural Imagination. Taylor & Francis. 2023 Landrum, L., & Ridgway, S. (2023). Theatres of Architectural Imagination. Taylor & Francis. 2015 Ridgway, R. (2015). Architectural Projects of Marco Frascari: The Pleasure of a Demonstration (1 ed.). Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Publishing.
Year Citation 2002 Ridgway, R. (2002). Constructing difference: Building the Meridien Bank in Lusaka. In Samer Akkach (Ed.), De-Placing Difference - Architecture, Culture and Imaginative Geography (pp. 153-165). Adelaide, Australia: Centre for Asian and Middle Eastern Architecture. 2002 Ridgway, R. (2002). Starting from scratch - Building the Meridien Bank in Lusaka. In J. Macarthur, & A. Moulis (Eds.), Additions to Architectural History (pp. CDROM 1-CDROM 12). CDROM: Society of Architectural Historians, Australia & New Zealand. 1997 Ridgway, R. S. (1997). Heidegger and the Nature of Mass-Produced Houses. In On What Ground(s)? Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand. Adelaide.
Original Creative Works
Recorded/Rendered Creative Works
Year Citation 2016 Authors: Ridgway R. Title: The Villa Rosa: Angels and Angles. Description: This short video is based on Chapter Six of my book Architectural Projects of Marco Frascari: The Pleasure of a Demonstration published by Routledge in 2015.. Extent: 5m.55s.
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2017 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Industrialised Mass Housing in SAUDI ARABIA A Qualitative and Technological Study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Abdulaziz Dakhel M Alshabib 2002 - 2002 Principal Supervisor NOMADOLOGY IN ARCHITECTURE; EPHEMERALITY, MOVEMENT AND COLLABORATION Master of Architecture Master Part Time Mr Gregory John Cowan
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