Researcher: Trevor Howells
Classification: Academic Level C
Commenced with Institution: February 1981
Commenced Current Job: ?
Watermark Architecture Guides: The University of Sydney – Architecture
$50,000 from University of Sydney
Graduate Research Supervision (Current):
Master of Heritage Conservation
Top 5 Publications in Last 5 Years
Howells, Trevor, & Morris, Colleen, Terrace Houses in Australia,
Sydney: Landsowne, 1999, 128 pp.
Howells, Trevor, ed, The World’s Greatest Buildings: Masterpieces
of Architecture and Engineering, San Francisco: Time
Life Books, 2000, 256 pp.
Howells, Trevor Allen Jack + Cottier, 1952-2002, Sydney: Focus Publishing,
Chapters in Books
Howells, Trevor, “Arts and Crafts” in Jahn, Graham, Sydney Architecture, Sydney: The
Watermark Press, Sydney, 1997, pp 76-81
Howells, Trevor, "Water Board Building, Sydney, in Taylor Jennifer, ed, Tall Buildings
In Australia: Australian Business Going Up, 1945-1970, St Leonards: Fine
Arts Publishing in association with Architecture Media, 2001, pp 222-227.
Howells, Trevor, Watermark Architecture Guides: The University of
Sydney – Architecture, Sydney: The Watermark Press, 2006, 184pp.
Commissioned in 2005
Howells, Trevor, Great Architectural Disasters, Sydney: The Watermark Press,
proposed publication date 2007 (100,0000 word text)
Conference Papers Given & Published
Howells, Trevor, Gul, Murat & Gul, Figen, New Directions in Postgraduate
Heritage Conservation Training in Faculty of Architecture,
University of Australia, proceedings of the 7th International Symposium of the Organization of the World Heritage Cities, Rhodes, Greece, 23-27
First Year Model Exhibition, an exhibition of student models for the course
History of the Built Environment B, former Tin Sheds Gallery, Faculty of
Architecture, November 2000.
Traces of the Past: Measured Drawings of Traditional Turkish
Architecture, Drawings from the Collection of Mimar Sinan University,
Boral Timber Gallery, Faculty of Architecture, 22 October –13
Forthcoming Curated Exhibitions
Allen Jack+ Cottier: New Work 2002-2006, Tin Sheds Gallery, October 13-4
Peer Esteem Standing
1983-2003, Member, National Trust of Australia (NSW), Architectural Advisory
2002 Member, RAIA(NSW) Architecture Awards Jury
2003-2005 Member, RAIA (NSW) 20th Century Buildings Committee
1985 -2005, Member, Heritage Committee, Institution of Engineers, Australia
2003-2005 Member, RAIA Conservation Committee
2001-2005, Member, University of Sydney Heritage
2003 Refereed abstracts and papers for SAHANZ conference
Lecture, The Terrace House in Australian Society, seminar Multiple Housing:
Terrace to Tower, City Exhibition Space, Customs House, 5 July 2000.
Lecture, Three Australian Architects: Harry Seidler, Philip Cox and Glenn
Murcutt, Turkish Chamber of Architects, Istanbul, Turkey,17 September
Lecture, The Operation of Heritage Legislation in Australia, Mimar Sinan
University, Istanbul, Turkey,19 September 2002.
Lecture, Allen Jack+ Cottier: 50 Years of Practice, lecture given at
Tusculum, Royal Australian Institute of Architects, 28 April 2003.
Lecture, The Australian Terrace House: Evolution of a Building Type,
Seminar given at Rouse Hill House, Historic Houses Trust of New South
Wales, 17 May 2003.
Lecture, Anatomy of a Practice: Allen Jack + Cottier 1952-2002, lecture
given at Building Bookshop, Sydney, 22 May 2003.
Lecture, European Architectural History and Approaches to Conservation,
Department of Architecture & Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 13 April 2004.
Lecture, Allen Jack + Cottier, An Australian Architectural Practice, School of
Architecture University of Washington, Seattle, USA, 29 April 2005.
Impact of Research
My research on contemporary Australian architecture and in particular the practice of Allen Jack + Cottier has been used as the basis for undergraduate and postgraduate lectures as well as lectures given publicly in Sydney and the United States. These lectures have contributed to the to the field of discussion and debate in the profession and beyond. This particular research will lead to the forthcoming exhibition Allen Jack+ Cottier: New Work 2002-2006, Tin Sheds Gallery, October 13-4 November 2006.
My research in current conservation practice in Australia is similarly been used as the basis for lecture content in the Master of Heritage Conservation Program as well as for conference papers and lectures overseas, Another major achievement of research conducted under my supervision is the publication on 8 December 2005 the expanded Master of Heritage Conservation Research Report of Wal Murray of the book Murray, Wal & Croker, Alan, Traditional Joinery in Sydney, Sydney: The Watermark Press, 2005. This book is milestone in architectural conservation publishing in Australia as it represents the first monograph accurately recording traditional internal joinery of the period 1818-1912, in scaled measured drawings as well as appropriate methods of repair and conservation. In the New Year, using this publication as an example of the intended quality and level of scholarship, I shall seek NSW Heritage Office financial support to underwrite the commissioning of other books to form a series for which I shall be series editor.