Head of the School of Architecture, University of Technology Sydney

Head of the School of Architecture at UTS, and Associate Professor Anthony Burke is a leading figure in Australian architecture, specialising in contemporary design and theory in relation to technology and its implications for the built environment. A graduate of the Masters of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University (MS AAD, 2000) and a Bachelor of Architecture from UNSW (B.Arch, Hons 1, 1996). Anthony is an international curator, writer and architectural designer and a director of the architectural practice Offshore Studio.

Anthony has lectured extensively in Australia, North America and Asia, including venues such as the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Princeton University, the CADRE labs for multi-media San Jose, Carnegie Mellon University and The California College of the Arts (CCA), Shenzhen University, Tongji University, Hong Kong University and Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Poznan Academy of Fine Arts. He was an Assistant Professor in Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley for five years between 2002 and 2007 before returning to Australia, where he developed the Master of Advanced Architecture degree at UTS to has become the premiere post-professional masters degree in technology and architecture in Australia. He was an invited visiting Academic to the City of Poznan on behalf of the Poznan Academy of Fine Arts. In 2010 Anthony took the role of the Head of the School of Architecture at UTS.

Anthony combines scholarly research with design research through creative works, developing exhibitions, installations, events and design projects. In 2007-2009 Anthony was invited to join the OCEAN research network, and in 2008, Offshorestudio was selected as one of five regional practices to be exhibited at the Beijing Biennale in the "(im)material Processes" exhibition curated by Neal Leach. From 2007-2009 he curated "Out from Under, Australian Design Now", an exhibition Australia Architecture which has been shown in San Francisco, Seattle, Hong Kong, Kunming and Guangzhou featuring 16 of Australia’s premiere Architectural practices. Anthony’s creative projects have been exhibited internationally at other venues such as SFMoMA, UbiComp and CAADRIA. In 2010 Anthony launched a national competition for speculative design research in Architecture for recent graduates, Open Agenda, with the support of media Partner AR and Customs House Sydney. In 2011, Anthony curated a series of pop up exhibitions on Architecture in Sydney for the UTS School of Architecture at the Kensington Street Gallery, and is an invited spokes person for the 2011 Sydney Architecture Festival.

In 2004 he co-convened the Symposia "Distributed form; Network practice" with Therese Tierney at UCBerkeley, and in 2007 co-edited the book "Network practices: New strategies in architecture and design" published by Princeton Architectural press. In 2010 he co-edited an Architectural Design edition titled "Post-Traumatic Urbanism" published by Wiley with colleagues Adrian Lahoud and Charles Rice.

Anthony is a member of the Australian Institute of Architects, and sits on the education committee for the NSW Chapter. He is also a member of the CUSP Australian Design for the next decade project advisory committee for Object Gallery, and was recently short listed with Gerard Reinmuth of Terroir for the position of creative director for the Australian Pavilion at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Anthony has consulted to industry panels concerned with the intersection of technology and architecture and regularly contributes to architectural media and public forums including National AIA Architecture Conferences and ABC Radio on the issue. In conjunction with his own design and research on complex systems, his teaching in studios and seminars explore the relationship between network culture, information technology and advanced architectural design.

Research interests:

Advanced Architectural Design
Architecture and Technology
Architecture and New Media


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    Head of the School of Architecture, University of Technology, Sydney