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Researcher: Beynon, DJ (Associate Professor David Beynon)

Fields of Research

Architectural history, theory and criticism
Architectural design
Building science, technologies and systems
Urban design
Australian history
Community planning
Media studies
Urban geography

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in built environment and design
Understanding Australia's past
Expanding knowledge in human society
Visual communication

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Aesthetic Immigrant Environments; Fabrications
Architecture, identity and cultural sustainability in contemporary Southeast Asian cities; Review of Indonesian and Malaysian affairs
Beyond big gold mountain: Chinese-Australian settlement and industry as integral to colonial Australia; Fabrications
Changing neighbourhood character in Melbourne: Point Cook a case study; Journal of Urban Design
Comparative energetic and economic analysis of anaerobic digestion of organic and farm animal waste for regional digesters in Tasmania; The 54th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA)
Defining Cultural Sustainability in Multicultural Built Environments; The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability: Annual Review
Edge of centre: Australian cities and the public architecture of recent immigrant communities; Ethno-Architecture and the Politics of Migration
Forum: Industrial sites and immigrant architectures. A case study approach; Fabrications
From Techno-cute to superflat: robots and Asian architectural futures; Mechademia
Master planned estates in Point Cook – the role of developers in creating the built-environment; Australian Planner
Reflections on place identity and change in the twin historic coastal towns of Queenscliff and Sorrento; Historic Environment
Scaffolds and dissections: computational reconstruction of Indic temples and their architectural production; Architectural Theory Review
The need for diversity of uses in suburban neighbourhood centres; Urban Design International
Third places and their contribution to the street life; Rethinking Third Places: Informal Public Spaces and Community Building
Tokyo’s Dojunkai experiment: courtyard apartment blocks 1926–1932; Planning Perspectives
‘Slipping through the net’: the impact of incremental development on the Built Environment of the historic coastal town of Queenscliff in Victoria, Australia; Planning Practice & Research

Research Projects

Architecture and industry: the migrant contribution to nation-building; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision