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Sustainable Australian Architecture: SK1301

Steve King
Formal CPD
1 Hour - FORMAL
Duration: 01:00:38

Australian architects have been remarkably successful working in Asia.  At least some of that success appears to derive from a historical tendency to market credentials in sustainability.  Steve King asks the question:  where do these skills come from?  His answer is a highly personal history of Australian architecture since World War II.  He draws attention to early leadership in building science, a search for Australian architectural identity by reference to our region and the benefits of a vigorous multiculturalism.  But more unusually, he identifies the contribution of the Australian experience with heritage conservation, building new communities on the edge of our cities, and the determination to develop all world-class skills through projects of national significance.

  • Appreciate the context of Australian architects influences within the Asian region
  • Understand the local influences on Australian architects
  • Gain insight into the cultural and technological contributions within the local market
  • Review the sustainability credentials of recent award winning architects
Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA


    BArch(Hons) DipBdgSc. (Sydney)

    Steve joined UNSW in 1992 after 16 years of teaching in Architecture at the University of Canberra. Prior to that, he worked for Commonwealth Department of Works, Owen Luder Partnership (London) and in private practice as an architect. He was a Visiting Scientist at Jacob Balustein Institute of Desert Research, Sede Boker Israel in 1983, and Visiting Scholar at the Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles in 1991 and 1992.

    Steve teaches building climatology and thermal comfort, building services, and design studio at UNSW. His research and consultancy includes work in energy simulation and assessment for houses, building assessments under the NSW SEDA Energy Smart Buildings program, appropriate design and alternative technologies for museums and other cultural institutions, and asthma and domestic building design.

    In 1996, he curtailed his architectural design practice to provide consultancy services to government, institutional clients, architects, developers and local authorities as an individual consultant and as Associate Director of the Centre for Sustainable Built Environments (SOLARCH) at the University of NSW. This role has allowed him considerable oversight over a range of local and international architectural practice, with a substantial specialization in sustainable development, especially passive environmental control, including appropriate design and alternative technologies in building services.