Dr Ashley Paine

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Architecture
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
a.paine@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53958

Overview

Ashley Paine is an architect and Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the centre for Architecture, Theory, Criticism and History (ATCH) at the University of Queensland. His research, teaching and practice are all broadly concerned with the history, theory and design of architectural surfaces, focusing particularly on issues of ornament, pattern, colour and the façade. In 2015 Ashley completed his PhD on the history and artifice of striped architecture, which surveyed the techniques and striking visual effects of banded polychromy across more than two thousand years of Western architecture: from Roman wall construction through to the recent work of Mario Botta. Ashley also holds a Master of Arts in Visual Arts (Research) and a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons. I) and for which he was awarded a University Medal. He is also the recipient of numerous other academic awards and prizes, and is the author of a number of conference papers and publications for leading international journals including, AA Files (UK), The Architectural Review (UK), and Interstices (NZ). Ashley’s current research builds upon and expands his existing studies to include the investigation of authenticity in architectural heritage, as well as contemporary architectural practices and their relation to the visual arts.

In architectural practice, Ashley has more than fifteen years of experience across residential, commercial, education, institutional, interiors and heritage projects. His work has been recognised with numerous awards from the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Design Institute of Australia (DIA), including national awards for Public Architecture, Interior Architecture and Small Projects. Many of these buildings have also been published and exhibited internationally, including in the Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture (2004), and at the Australian Pavilion at the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale. In 2010, Ashley co-founded PHAB Architects (with Brant Harris) to develop his interests at the intersection of architectural research and practice. In particular, the practice focuses on heritage and adaptive re-use projects, as well as residential and small-scale public works. Recently completed works include the conversion of the historic Toogoolawah Condensery Packing Shed into a new community art gallery and workshop.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Architecture (Honours), Queensland University of Technology
  • Master of Arts, Queensland University of Technology

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Paine, Ashley (2016). The rhetoric of authentic surfaces: gold Leaf in the recent work of OMA and Mario Botta. In: AnnMarie Brennan and Philip Goad, Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: 33, Gold. Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia, (550-557). 6-9 July 2016.

  • Paine, Ashley (2015). Institutional polychromy: the striped architecture of Don Watson and Spence Jamieson. In: Paul Hogben and Judith O’Callaghan, Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: 32, Architecture, Institutions and Change. Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (469-479). 7-10 July 2015.

  • Kahn, Michael M. and Paine, Ashley (2015). The decorated synagogue: architectural appropriation and assimilation at Atlanta’s Temple. In: Paul Hogben and Judith O’Callaghan, Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: 32, Architecture, Institutions and Change. Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (278-289). 7-10 July 2015.

  • Paine, Ashley (2014). Principles for the definition of a striped architecture. In: Christoph Schnoor, Translation: The 31st Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference. Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, (567-578). 2-5 July 2014.

  • Paine, Ashley (2012). Botta’s striped historicism: Historicism, myth and fabulation in Mario Botta’s stripes. In: Stuart King, Anuradha Chatterjee and Stephen Loo, Fabulation: Myth, Nature, Heritage: The 29th Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference. Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, Launceston, Australia, (841-855). 5 - 8 July 2012.

  • Paine, Ashley (2011). Facades and stripes: An account of striped facades from medieval Italian churches to the architecture of Mario Botta. In: Antony Moulis and Deborah van der Plaat, Audience: The 28th Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference. Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (1-15). 7-10 July 2011.

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision