School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
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.
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; Ha
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)
Date Title Institution name Country 1988 Registered Architect The Architectural Practice Board of South Australia —
Year Citation 2020 Ridgway, S. (2020). Drawing in a Theater of Architecture. In M. Vaughan Johnson, & F. Goffi (Eds.), The Secret Lives of Drawings: From Translating to Archiving, Collecting , and Displaying. Routledge. 2019 Ridgway, S. (2019). A Theater of Architectural Monsters. In P. Emmons, F. Goffi, & J. La Coe (Eds.), Ceilings and Dreams: The Architecture of Levity. United Kingdom: Routledge. 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 (1 ed., 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.
Year Citation 2019 Alshabib, A., & Ridgway, R. S. (2019). Swedish Prefabricated Houses in the Saudi Arabian Oil Fields. In Approaches and Methods in Architectural Research. Gothenburg. 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 Publication status: Published
NTRO sub category: 1 Audio/Visual Recording
Title: The Villa Rosa: Angels and Angles
Authors: Ridgway R
Place of publication: You Tube
Publication date: 2016
Type of work: video work
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Rights statement: Copyright Sam Ridgway
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.
The video was published on you tube on the 29th Feb. 2016. It also appears on my book's Routledge webpage and on the Monkeystack website on Vimeo.
I was Content Producer, Director and Script Writer. I worked with a video production company called Monkeystack who were responsible for art direction and production.
Source URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq53uTGYyaA
Keywords: architecture, architectural theory, architectural philosophy, architectural design
Record created at source: 18 April 2016
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2018 Principal Supervisor Designing Culturally Appropriate, Affordable Housing for the Urban Poor in Dhaka, Bangladesh Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Sadia Afrin 2018 Principal Supervisor Designing Culturally Appropriate, Affordable Housing for the Urban Poor in Dhaka, Bangladesh Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Sadia Afrin 2017 Principal 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 2017 Principal 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
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 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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