Researcher

Dr Paul Edward Hogben

My Expertise

Sydney architecture, Australian architecture, architectural history and theory


My Grants

Internal Faculty Grants

2014 Faculty Research Grant for ‘A study of the Australian buildings designed by Edward E Raht’.

2012 Faculty Research Grant for ‘Landscapes of Leisure and Pleasure in Modern Sydney 1945‐70’ (with Judith O’Callaghan and other members of the BE Urban Typologies Research Cluster).

2009 Research Linkage Grant for ‘Identifying University of New South Wales connections to the Sydney Opera House during...view more


My Grants

Internal Faculty Grants

2014 Faculty Research Grant for ‘A study of the Australian buildings designed by Edward E Raht’.

2012 Faculty Research Grant for ‘Landscapes of Leisure and Pleasure in Modern Sydney 1945‐70’ (with Judith O’Callaghan and other members of the BE Urban Typologies Research Cluster).

2009 Research Linkage Grant for ‘Identifying University of New South Wales connections to the Sydney Opera House during the period 1955 to 2009’ (with Ann Quinlan and David Lindaya).

2008 Research Linkage Grant for ‘Australian Architects in America, 1880-1916’ (with Joshua Wrathall).

External Grants and Sponsorships

2013 City of Sydney History Publication Sponsorship (with Judith O’Callaghan)


My Qualifications

PhD (UNSW), MArchSt (UAdel) 


My Awards

J M Freeland Prize for a significant research achievement by a student in the field of History and/or Conservation of the Built Environment


My Research Activities

Paul has two principal research interests:

1. Public relations and marketing as they relate to the profession of architecture. Paul’s research investigates how public relations and marketing have become an integral part of professional life for architects and their representative organisations. Public relations can include media relations, advertising, campaign management, educational programs, political lobbying, social networking and industry relations. Paul's research uncovers the institutional, political, commercial and industrial interests that have driven the growth of this activity for the architectural profession. One of the aims of public relations activity is to achieve a level of control over messages and images for public consumption. Consequently, a branch of this research is studying how the imperatives of publicity and promotion interact with architectural discourse and criticism.

2. Australian architectural history. Paul’s research examines various aspects of architectural history in Australia, including the role played by the media in the promotion and legitimisation of architectural practices and built outcomes. A long standing interest has been Australian-American architectural relations and Paul is currently undertaking research into the work of Edward E. Raht, a German-born architect who arrived in Australia in 1891 to design and oversee the construction of buildings for the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States in Sydney and Melbourne.

From 2011 to 2016, and with his colleague Dr Judith O’Callaghan, Paul convened the Urban Typologies Research Cluster within the Faculty of Built Environment at UNSW Sydney. Over this period the cluster produced two edited books and hosted a major conference of architectural historians. The details are:

Hogben, Paul, and O'Callaghan, Judith, eds., Leisure Space: The Transformation of Sydney 1945-1970. Sydney: NewSouth Publishing, 2014. www.newsouthbooks.com.au/books/leisure-space-transformation-Sydney. This book was shortlisted for the 2015 NSW Premier's History Awards in the Community and Regional History category.

O'Callaghan, Judith, Hogben, Paul, and Freestone, Robert, eds., Sydney's Martin Place: A Cultural and Design History. Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 2016. https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/general-books/history/Sydneys-Martin-Place-Edited-by-Judith-OCallaghan-Paul-Hogben-and-Robert-Freestone-9781760293628

Hogben, Paul, and O'Callaghan, Judith, eds., Architecture, Institutions and Change: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand. Sydney: SAHANZ, 2015. http://sahanz2015.be.unsw.edu.au/papers/SAHANZ%202015%20-%20Front%20pages%20&%20Table%20of%20Contents.pdf

 


My Teaching

Dr Paul Hogben has been teaching in the fields of architectural history, theory and design since 1993. Before joining UNSW in 1998, he taught at the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia. While architectural history and theory form the core of his teaching expertise, he also teaches in the area of research practice and has been a guest critic in design studio courses over many years. His courses currently include BENV2255 Architecture in Sydney and ARCH1322 Architectural History and Theory 3, a course devoted to the study of architecture in Australia.

Paul is engaged in postgraduate research supervision. His past research students have been Dr Milton Cameron (PhD topic: Modernist houses in Canberra) and Dr Alanya Knowles (PhD topic: Celebrity and architects). His current students are Steven Chang (PhD topic: Retail architecture in Taiwan); Ella Roessler-Holgate (PhD topic: Bungalow architecture in Australia); Rowan Gower (PhD topic: Australian embassy buildings) and Annalisa Capurro (MPhil topic: The work of Russell Jack).

View less

Location

Red Centre, West Wing, Room 4002

Contact

+61 2 9385 6345
+61 2 9385 4507