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Researcher: Orr, K (Professor Kirsten Orr)

Fields of Research

Architectural History and Theory
Architectural Design
Architecture
Architecture Management
Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
CAD/CAM Systems

Research Objectives

Understanding Australia's Past
Pedagogy
Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
Education and Training
Timber Materials
Learner and Learning Processes
Cement and Concrete Materials
Residential Construction Design
Residential Construction Processes
Justice and the Law
Understanding Europe's Past
Construction Design

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A force for urbanism and national identity: nineteenth-century Australian international exhibitions and their domestic exhibits; XIXth annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ)
A force for urbanism and national identity: the evolution and impact of the nineteenth-century Australian international exhibitions; Identity and Universality – A commemoration of 150 years of Universal Exhibitions (Bulletin 2001 du Bureau International des Expositions)
A little bit fancy: polychrome brickwork in late nineteenth-century Sydney; Materiality: Brick and Block in Contemporary Australian Architecture
An exhibit calculated to elevate and ennoble: celebration and suppression of natural landscape in nineteenth-century urban visions of Sydney; XXIVth Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ)
Architecture and national identity in an era of globalisation: the rise and fall of the Sydney Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour; 13th Australasian Urban History Planning History Conference (UHPH 2016)
Colonial ambition and city development: the influence of commissioners for the 1879 international exhibition on Sydney's architectural identity; 25th International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand
Concrete Tectonics II; UTSePress
Consulting research for Investa Residential Parklea Sustainability Display Centre
Courageous architecture: technological expression in Paris as a cultural provocateur; 17th Annual Conference of the Australian Society for French Studies
Designing Sydney 1879-1891: visions of an antipodean South Kensington; Journal of Australian Colonial History
Developing technology-assisted multi-disciplinary learning strategies; 31st International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining (ISARC 2014)
Editors: Techniques and Technologies: Transfer and Transformation: Proceedings of the IVth Annual Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia 2007; IVth Annual Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia 2007
Eloquent in Speech: Joseph Hector McNeil Carruthers, NSW Minister of Public Instruction (1889-1891); Journal of Australian Colonial History
Empire, education and nationalism: the school architecture of William Edmund Kemp, 1880-1896; Fabrications
Experiential learning in architectural education: model-making in the digital age; 11th International Conference on Experiential Learning (ICEL 2008): Identity of Experience: Challenges for Experiential Learning
Experiential learning in construction technology; UTS Learning and Teaching Forum
Francis-Jones, Richard (1960-)
Funding the future of architecture: harnessing the architect’s potential for expanded agency within contemporary design and development practices; Architecture Bulletin
Harnessing the architect’s potential for expanded agency within contemporary design and development practices; Architecture Insights
In memoriam the Sydney International Exhibition, 1879: enduring urban and cultural legacies; Xth International Conference on Urban History: City and Society in European History
Institutionalising national standards: a history of the incorporation of the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) and the National Competency Standards in Architecture (NCSA)
Is there really a case for off-site manufacturing?; 31st International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining (ISARC 2014)
Making sense of law: pungency, feel and rhythm; Law, Culture and the Humanities
Master class: final year studios from our four schools of architecture: concrete tectonics/University of Technology Sydney; Architecture Bulletin
News of the day: open schoolhouses building the future of New South Wales, 1880-1896; 30th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand
Politics and school buildings: constructing an educational infrastructure for free trade New South Wales, 1889–1891; Fabrications
Prototyping as a paradigm for linking teaching and research in the architectural design studio; Concrete Tectonics II
Spain and Cosh (1904-1938)
Stage 1 internal audit of Architects Accreditation Council of Australia processes in migration assessments
Stage 2 Internal Audit of Architects Accreditation Council of Australia Processes in Migration Assessments
Sydney International Exhibition, Sydney, 1879-1880
The courthouse as a vehicle for the transposition of values; Evidence of Bodies / Bodies of Evidence Symposium
The festive city: orta recens quam pura nites (recently arisen, how purely you shine); 22nd annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ)
The live project and prototyping as a paradigm for linking teaching and research in the architectural design studio; Brookes eJournal of Learning and Teaching
The Live Project and prototyping as agents for collaboration and collective learning in the architectural design studio; 8th International Conference and Exhibition of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia
The other half: women at the Australian international exhibitions (1879, 1880 & 1888); Seize the Day: Exhibitions, Australia and the World
The public face of elementary education in New South Wales; XXVIIIth International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand
The realisation of the Sydney Technical College and Technological Museum, 1878-92: aspects of their cultural significance; Fabrications
The School Architecture of William Edmund Kemp: expressions of an emerging Australian identity; First Theoretical Currents Conference
The Sydney General Post Office: a metaphor for Australian Federation; Limina
The Sydney General Post Office: a metaphor for Australian Federation; Nation City Place: Rethinking Nationalism
Thinking beyond the square: innovation theory and technology transfer as they apply to the Beijing Water Cube; IVth International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia
Todd Henderson, Kylee Scott, Peter Walker, Keith Westbrook: Cumulus Studio; Architecture Australia
W. E. Kemp's school buildings 1880-96: ‘seed-germ of the Australian architecture of the future’?; Fabrications
What is the Potential for Australia’s Plantation Hardwoods in Appearance Applications?; IUFRO Division 5 Conference 2017
Women exhibitors at the first Australian international exhibitions; Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History
‘Hail Australia’: Joseph H. Carruthers and education 1889-1891; Architecture at the Ragged Edge of Empire: Race, Place, Taste and the Colonial Context
‘The old bark school is gone … there’s a brick school on the flat’: reflections on the fitness for purpose of William E. Kemp’s school buildings; Fabulation: Myth, Nature, Heritage, 29th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ)

Research Projects

Design Innovation in Timber and Bamboo; Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE)

Research Candidate Supervision