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Dr David Beynon

Position: Senior Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env
Department: School of Archit. & Built Env.
Campus: Geelong Waterfront Campus
Phone: +61 3 522 78310 +61 3 522 78310



Connecting Architectural Design, Architectural History and Architectural Practice.

My research, teaching and practice broadly involve investigating the social, cultural and compositional dimensions of architecture and urban environments.

I do this both as an academic and as a practicing architect (with alsoCAN Architects).

Currently this is centred on four areas.

1) Diasporic and hybrid architectures, in particular the adaptation of architectural content and meaning, and investigation of notions of place, multiculturalism and identity in Australia and Asia.

2) The early development of Hindu and Buddhist architecture in South and Southeast Asia, in particular how compositional connection can be traced across the region.

3) The multi-directional flows of architectural ideas in contemporary Asian and Australian cities, in particular the influence of subcultures, street tactics and art practices on urban environments.

4) The integration of practice, teaching and research, with explorations into typology, density and cultural responsiveness.


  • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Melbourne, 1990
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2002


Architects Registration Board of Victoria


Australian Institute of Architects

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