Featuring: David Stafford, former Head, Discipline of Architecture, School of Architecture and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle.
A free presentation by Avondale Libraries and Friends of the Library.
Prior to taking up an academic appointment, David Stafford had a long career in practice. He held senior positions in celebrated international practices with a focus on civic and institutional projects including Hillingdon Civic Centre London and New Parliament House Canberra. His private work has included churches, housing, campus master plans, educational buildings and bridges around the world.
David’s academic career began with teaching architectural drafting at TAFE in the ACT. This was followed by a Teaching Fellowship at the Canberra College of Advanced Education (now University of Canberra) where he completed a degree in tertiary education. In addition to 20 years as senior lecturer at The University of Newcastle, David has held several visiting professorships at universities in the United States of America and has offered master’s classes in Detroit and Paris.
David has served the university as Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Architecture Building and Design and Head of Discipline of Architecture within the School of Architecture and Built Environment as well as being a member of a number of committees. His professional contribution includes membership of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects Education Committee.
In so-called retirement, David runs a private architectural practice often in collaboration with his former students.REGISTER