Dennis Prior

Lecturer in Architectural Design

Biography

Dennis Prior is a Lecturer in Architectural Design at The University of Melbourne and a founding director of Object Subject Architecture.

Dennis holds a Master of Studies with distinction from The University of Oxford (UK), and completed his architectural training at The University of Melbourne and the Technische Universiteit Delft (Netherlands), graduating from the former with First Class Honours and the Edward and Penelope Billson Prize for Architectural Design. His dissertation at Oxford investigated the relationship between architectural and artistic practice, and received the prestigious Association of Art Historians Prize for graduate research, and an award for academic excellence from Hertford College.

Dennis' work in practice with Object Subject Architecture is defined by the pursuit of formal, spatial, and material coherence, and the belief that design is in and of itself an intellectual concern. His built work ranges across scales and typologies from private dwellings to multi-residential housing and commercial projects.

Currently responsible for coordinating design subjects at both undergraduate and graduate levels, Dennis’ pedagogy is focussed on encouraging the next generation of architects to pursue a critical, engaged, and ambitious creative practice. His design teaching has been recognised with a Faculty Teaching Excellence Award.

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Disciplines

Architecture

Research directions

Design and Creative Research

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