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Dr Sam Ridgway

Sam 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; Ha

Education

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)

Certifications

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

Research Interests

Journals

Books

Book Chapters

Conference Papers

Original Creative Works

Year Citation
2016 Publication status: Published
NTRO sub category: 4 Other
Title: The Villa Rosa: Angels and Angles
Authors: Ridgway R
Place of publication: You Tube
Publication date: 2016
Extent: this is a 5.55 minute video
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.
Language: en
Source URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq53uTGYyaA
Keywords: architecture, architectural theory, architectural philosophy, architectural design
Verification-status: Verified
Record created at source: 18 April 2016

2002 Publication status: Published
NTRO sub category: 2 Design/Architectural work
Title: Architectural Work (Private House)
Authors: Ridgway R
Publication date: 2002
Abstract: The building embodies a mode of creating meaning by thinking inside architecture rather than through recourse to other disciplines or modes of production. It is referenced in the following article and in a book chapter. Both examine the building in relation to its revelation of architectural theory within pedagogy and practice.
Description: Sam Ridgway, “The Imagination of Construction,” Architectural Research Quarterly, 9, 3/4 (2005). (Click on Description (link) below) Sam Ridgway, “Drawing on Light,” in From Models to Drawings: Imagination and Representation in Architecture, edited by Marco Frascari, Jonathan Hale, Bradley Starkey, Routledge, 2007. (Click on Description (link) below)
Language: en
Notes: Migrated record 20140814
Verification-status: Verified
Record created at source: 14 August 2014

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
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
Position
Associate Professor
Phone
83135836
Fax
8313 4377
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Horace Lamb Building, floor 4
Room Number
4 72
Org Unit
School of Architecture & Built Environment

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