Dr Sam Ridgway

Roger Ridgway
Associate Professor
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of the Professions

Sam Ridgway is an 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 25 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.

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Dr Sam Ridgway

Sam Ridgway is an 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 25 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.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2016 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
1988 - 1989 Contract Architect (Rod Roach Architects, Hassell Architects, Housing Trust of South Australia)
1984 - 1987 Graduate Architect (Ancher Mortlock and Woolley Architects, Sydney; Woods Bagot Architects, Adelaide and Launceston; Hassell Architects Adelaide)

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
University of Adelaide Australia M.Arch. (1996)
University of Sydney Australia PhD (2010)
University of Adelaide Australia B.Arch. (1984)

Certifications

Date Title Institution name Country
1988 Registered Architect The Architectural Practice Board of South Australia

Research Interests

Architectural Design, Architectural History and Theory, Architecture

Journals

Year Citation
2009 Ridgway, R. (2009). The representation of construction. Architectural Theory Review, 14, 3, 267-283.
10.1080/13264820903341647
2006 Ridgway, R. (2006). The imagination of construction. ARQ: Architectural Research Quarterly, 9, 3/4, 188-196.
10.1017/S1359135505000254
2006 Ridgway, R. (2006). Drawing construction: Reflections on the work of Alberto Perez-Gomez. Architectural Theory Review, 11, 2, 85-100.
10.1080/13264820609478589
2005 Ridgway, R. (2005). Constructing tales: Sam Ridgway interviews Marco Frascari (Washington / Alexandria May 2004). Architectural Theory Review, 10, 2, 66-88.
2004 Ridgway, R. & Leatherbarrow, D. (2004). On common ground: Sam Ridgway interviews David Leatherbarrow. Architectural Theory Review, 9, 2, 91-103.
2004 Ridgway, R. (2004). Concrete poetry: Concrete Architecture in Australia - review. Architecture Australia, Sep/Oct, 44-44.
2003 Ridgway, R. (2003). Construction knowledge and the design studio: the question of integration. Architectural Theory Review, 8, 2, 150-161.
2003 Ridgway, R. (2003). Fish Bones. Architecture Bulletin, 18, March/April, -.
2003 Ridgway, R. (2003). Richard Francis-Jones interviewed by Sam Ridgway. Architectural Theory Review, 8, 1, 1-14.
2002 Ridgway, R. (2002). Radar Interior - Review (The big end of town). Architecture Australia, Sept/Oct, 44-46.
2000 Ridgway, R. (2000). Building a site for thinking: Teaching first year building construction. Architectural Theory Review, 5, 2, 14-26.
10.1080/13264820009478397

Books

Year Citation
2015 Ridgway, R. (2015). Architectural Projects of Marco Frascari: The Pleasure of a Demonstration. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Publishing.
10.4324/9781315567624

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2013 Ridgway, R. (2013). Pleasurable demonstrations delightful monsters: Marco Frascari's master's apartment for the Class of 1925. In R. Connah (Ed.), A carefully folded ham sandwich: towards a critical phenomenology (pp. 73-85). Canada: FAD Design House.
2007 Ridgway, R. (2007). Drawing on light. In M. Frascari, J. Hale & B. Starkey (Eds.), From Models to Drawings (pp. 219-230). UK: Routledge.

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2002 Ridgway, R. (2002). Constructing difference: Building the Meridien Bank in Lusaka. CAMEA International Symposium. Samer Akkach (Ed.) Adelaide, Australia.
2002 Ridgway, R. (2002). Starting from scratch - Building the Meridien Bank in Lusaka. Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand. J. Macarthur & A. Moulis (Eds.) Brisbane, Australia.

Original Creative Works

Year Citation
2016 Ridgway, R., (2016). The Villa Rosa: Angels and Angles, You Tube,
2002 Ridgway, R., (2002). Architectural Work (Private House),
Position
Associate Professor
Phone
83135836
Fax
8313 4377
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Horace Lamb Building
Room Number
4 72
Org Unit
School of Architecture & Built Environment

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