Dr Andrew Wilson

Senior Lecturer in Architecture

School of Architecture
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
a.wilson@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 67852

Overview

Dr Andrew Wilson is a registered architect, architectural educator, and researcher with a Master of Architecture (Research by Design) from RMIT University (2001) and practice experience Victoria, Queensland and Germany. Andrew has teaching experience in the areas of ‘Technology and Science’ and ‘History and Theory’, as well as running architectural and urban design studios. He is committed to architectural culture, critical approaches to design learning and an open international cultural exchange with a focus on the Asia Pacific.

Andrew Wilson's research is focused on Research by Design; architecture as a open question, urban and social space, architecture’s relationship with the city, and scales of regional operation. His work has been published in leading journals including Casabella and Architecture Australia.

Wilson has contributed as a Chief Investigator to a competitive external research grant, lead by Professor John Macarthur from the Australian Research Council, a Linkage Grant for ‘Architectural Practice in Post-war Queensland (1945-1975): Building and Interpreting an Oral History Archive’. He has presented invited lectures and peer-reviewed conference papers in Japan, New Zealand and Australia. He was a JSPS Invitation Visiting Fellow at the University of Tsukuba (2011), and Visiting Foreign Research Fellow in 2012 and 2013. He has been invited as Visiting Scholar to KU Leuven, Belgium in the second half of 2014. He has curated architectural exhibitions and his own architectural work and collaborations have been exhibited at the Venice Biennale (2008) and in Australia. He regularly contributes as a critic to Architectural Review (London), Japan Architect, Architecture Australia and Architectural Review Australia.

Research Interests

  • Research by Design
    Andrew runs parallel modes of Research by Design including collaborative projects.
  • Architectural Practice in Post-war Queensland
    Andrew has been involved in research looking at various aspects of the work of specific architects and contributions to a collaborative team that has resulted in exhibitions, public fora, publication and website outcomes.

Research Impacts

The ARC Linkage grant ‘Architectural Practice in Post-war Queensland (1945-1975): Building and Interpreting an Oral History Archive,’ has as research outcomes the exhibition Hot Modernism to be hosted by the State Library of Queensland and publication of the same title. Andrew Wilson is Invited Research Fellow, KU Leuven, for the second half of 2014.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Architecture, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Architecture (Honours), University of Melbourne

Publications

  • Wigglesworth, Sarah, Doucet, Isabelle, Rousset, Isabel, Robino, Silvana, Raaffels, Linsy, Wilson, Andrew, Nuijsink, Cathelijne, Hayes, Richard W., Tipene, Luke, Storgaard, Eva, Pala, Giacomo, Ardizzola, Paola, Boyarsky, Nicholas, Gray, Christina, Davidovici, Irina, Brejzek, Thea, Karim, Farhan, Andrade Castro, Oscar, Stickells, Lee, Giamarelos, Stylianos, Ott, Max, Federighi, Valeria, Gentile, Swinnen, Peter, Colman, Scott, Volz, Kirsty, De Vos, Els, Mattson, Helena, Chabard, Pierre ... Geerinckx, Selin (2021). After War. The St Lucia Homes of Edwin Hayes and Campbell Scott. Activism at home: architects dwelling between politics, aesthetics and resistance. (pp. 62-73) edited by Janina Gosseye . Berlin, Germany: Jovis.

  • Wilson, Andrew Charles (2019). Cities in the Sun Fundamentals of Australian Tropical Architecture. In: Urban Tropicality, St Lucia, QLD, Australia, (). 5-8 December 2019.

  • van der Plaat, Deborah, Sully, Nicole and Wilson, Andrew (2018). Recollecting Home, curated by Deborah van der Plaat, Nicole Sully and Andrew Wilson. In Home: A Suburban Obsession, curated by Chenoa Pettrup and Adam Jefford. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia: State Library of Queensland.

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Supervision

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Available Projects

  • Preliminary research has been conducted with a focus on regions in Australia and Japan, the impact of aging populations and role agriculture, aquaculture, forestry and tourism might play to frame innovative architectural, landscape and infrastructural strategies.

  • Exploration of innovative approaches to social and civic space networks for Regional Centres.

  • This research will aim to consolidate understanding of the architectural culture of this period, building on research conducted over the past decade. Topics could involve investigation of architects whose work has been overlooked, or broader investigations of the local architectural culture.

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Wigglesworth, Sarah, Doucet, Isabelle, Rousset, Isabel, Robino, Silvana, Raaffels, Linsy, Wilson, Andrew, Nuijsink, Cathelijne, Hayes, Richard W., Tipene, Luke, Storgaard, Eva, Pala, Giacomo, Ardizzola, Paola, Boyarsky, Nicholas, Gray, Christina, Davidovici, Irina, Brejzek, Thea, Karim, Farhan, Andrade Castro, Oscar, Stickells, Lee, Giamarelos, Stylianos, Ott, Max, Federighi, Valeria, Gentile, Swinnen, Peter, Colman, Scott, Volz, Kirsty, De Vos, Els, Mattson, Helena, Chabard, Pierre ... Geerinckx, Selin (2021). After War. The St Lucia Homes of Edwin Hayes and Campbell Scott. Activism at home: architects dwelling between politics, aesthetics and resistance. (pp. 62-73) edited by Janina Gosseye . Berlin, Germany: Jovis.

  • Wilson, Andrew (2016). The Education of Geoffrey Pestorius, Queensland Architect. G.W. Pestorius: Eblin Drive and Beyond. (pp. 72-83) edited by Leni Hoffmann and David Pestorius. Vienna, Austria: Verlag Für Moderne Kunst.

  • van der Plaat, Deborah and Wilson, Andrew (2015). Bringing architecture to the people: defining architectural practice and culture in post-war Queensland. Hot modernism: Queensland architecture 1945-1975. (pp. 15-29) edited by John Macarthur, Deborah van der Plaat, Janina Gosseye and Andrew Wilson. London, United Kingdom: Artifice.

  • Micheli, Silvia and Wilson, Andrew C. (2015). International influences in post-war Queensland: protagonists, destinations and models. Hot modernism: Queensland architecture 1945-1975. (pp. 117-133) edited by John P. Macarthur, Deborah van der Plaat, Janina Gosseye and Andrew Wilson. London, United Kingdom: Artifice.

  • van der Plaat, Deborah, Wilson, Andrew C. and Musgrave, Elizabeth (2015). Twentieth-century (sub) tropical housing: framing climate, culture and civilisation in post-war Queensland. Hot modernism: Queensland architecture 1945-1975. (pp. 75-99) edited by John P. Macarthur, Deborah van der Plaat, Janina Gosseye and Andrew Wilson. London, United Kingdom: Artifice.

  • Wilson, Andrew C. (2014). The Great Hall, University of Queensland. Augmented Australia: Regenerating Lost Architecture 1914-2014. (pp. 54-57) edited by Simon Anderson and Philip Goad. Barton, ACT, Australia: The Australian Institute of Architects.

  • Wilson, Andrew (2012). Birrell, James. The encyclopedia of Australian architecture. (pp. 84-85) edited by Philip Goad and Julie Willis. Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Cambridge University Press.

  • Wilson, Andrew (2012). Donovan Hill. The encyclopedia of Australian architecture. (pp. 212-213) edited by Philip Goad and Julie Willis. Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Cambridge University Press.

  • Wilson, Andrew (2012). Hayes and Scott. The encyclopedia of Australian architecture. (pp. 320-320) edited by Philip Goad and Julie Willis. Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Cambridge University Press.

  • Wilson, Andrew (2012). Job and Froud. The encyclopedia of Australian architecture. (pp. 367-367) edited by Philip Goad and Julie Willis. Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Cambridge University Press.

  • Wilson, Andrew (2012). Kirk, Richard. The encyclopedia of Australian architecture. (pp. 384-384) edited by Philip Goad and Julie Willis. Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Cambridge University Press.

  • Wilson, Andrew (2012). Mainwaring, John. The encyclopedia of Australian architecture. (pp. 425-425) edited by Philip Goad and Julie Willis. Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Cambridge University Press.

  • Wilson, Andrew (2012). Simpson, John. The encyclopedia of Australian architecture. (pp. 628-628) edited by Philip Goad and Julie Willis. Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Cambridge University Press.

  • Wilson, Andrew (2012). m3architecture. The encyclopedia of Australian architecture. (pp. 421-421) edited by Philip Goad and Julie Willis. Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Cambridge University Press.

  • Wilson, Andrew (2011). Karl Langer's subtropical housing. Sweat: The Subtropical Imaginary. (pp. 129-144) edited by Andrew McNamara. Brisbane, Australia: Institute of Modern Art.

  • Wilson, Andrew (2009). Torbreck : Projections of Californian landscape and ultra-modern lifestyle. Skyplane : form, technique, content. (pp. 132-143) edited by Richard Francis-Jones, Lawrence Nield and Xing Ruan. Sydney, Australia: UNSW Press.

  • Wilson, Andrew (2008). California dreaming: Civic ambition and subtropical housing in postwar Queensland. Placemakers: Contemporary Queensland architects. (pp. 30-39) edited by Miranda Wallace and Sarah Stutchbury. Brisbane, Australia: Queensland Art Gallery.

  • Wilson, Andrew (2008). Controlled spirals in the post-war motorised city. Modern Times: The Untold Story of Modernism in Australia. (pp. 166-171) edited by Ann Stephen, Philip Goad and Andrew McNamara. Melbourne, Australia: The Miegunyah Press.

  • Wilson, Andrew (2008). Relational equilibrium, Amposta. ReHousing: 24 housing projects. (pp. 44-49) edited by Shane Murray, Diego Ramirez-Lovering and Simon Whibley. Melbourne, Vic., Australia: RMIT University Press.

  • Wilson, Andrew and Reilly, Angela (2005). Reflections on an enduring partnership. Hayes & Scott : post-war houses. (pp. 2-17) edited by Andrew Wilson. St Lucia, Queensland: The University of Queensland Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Preliminary research has been conducted with a focus on regions in Australia and Japan, the impact of aging populations and role agriculture, aquaculture, forestry and tourism might play to frame innovative architectural, landscape and infrastructural strategies.

  • Exploration of innovative approaches to social and civic space networks for Regional Centres.

  • This research will aim to consolidate understanding of the architectural culture of this period, building on research conducted over the past decade. Topics could involve investigation of architects whose work has been overlooked, or broader investigations of the local architectural culture.