A/Prof Andrew Hutson

Deputy Dean


Andrew Hutson is Associate Professor in Architecture. He is also Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. In recent years his academic profile has concentrated on Faculty governance and broader strategic planning. A long standing academic his teaching portfolio has includes architectural history, design and theory subjects. His recent teaching engagements are centred on design processes and compositional analysis.

Andrew’s publications and research profile incorporate a number of research themes. One is concerned with the wider aspects of the urban design of Canberra and the specific research into the architectural competitions for Parliament House and the Museum of Australia. His research into architectural competitions as a procurement method for major projects has extended to analysing the processes for the recently completed MSD Building at the University of Melbourne. Earlier research had foci on history and archaeology with particular interest on the disparate topics of Roman Theatres and the origins of post-war shopping centres.

The work on Roman Theatres led to him being a CI for two ARC Discovery grants while his work on the Parliament House in Canberra led to another ARC Grant on the projects impact on innovation in the construction industry. Recently Andrew’s expertise has led to research contracts with the Victorian Police and the City of Brimbank.

Andrew is a registered architect and was a director in a practice for 10 years before committing to academia. He continues to provide consultation to practices and act as expert witness for a range of planning projects over the past decade.



Research directions

Architectural and Urban Past Practice and Construction Innovation

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