A/Prof. Ursula De Jong

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Honorary Associate Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Archit. & Built Env.

Campus

Off-Campus (Home)

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 1989
Bachelor of Arts, Monash University, 1981
Graduate Diploma of Education, Monash University, 1974

Contact

ursula.dejong@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 78324

Biography

Associate Professor Ursula de Jong is an architectural historian in the School of Architecture and Built Environment at Deakin University. She is a scholar of the nineteenth-century Gothic Revival, and has researched and written much about the architect William Wilkinson Wardell (publication example: de Jong, Ursula (2011) William Wardell's 1859 St John's College - a rare realisation of Pugin's ideal Catholic College? Fabrications, vol. 20, no. 12, pp. 86-107, University of Queensland Press, Brisbane, Qld). 

De Jong is a researcher of place (publication example: de Jong, Ursula (2015) Ebbs and Flows: water and place identity on the Nepean Peninsula, Victoria, Australia, Historic Environment, vol 27, no 3, Watermarks). She has been instrumental in the formation and master planning of Point Nepean National Park, Victoria. Since 2010 she has been President of the Nepean Conservation Group Inc.  In 2017 she was appointed to the National Parks Advisory Council (Victorian State Government), and as Chair of the National Parks Reference Committee. 
 
De Jong was lead investigator on the recently completed Australia Research Council Sea Change Linkage Grant (2011-2016), with colleagues Dr Robert Fuller and Dr David Beynon, which considered the impact of change on the coastal communities of Sorrento and Queenscliff in Victoria.  Intergenerational perceptions of the meaning of place were considered, local planning schemes were reviewed and recommendations put forward for the future protection of these historic coastal towns. The team have published a number of papers on the changes taking place in the built environment and the associated impacts on sense of place and neighbourhood character (recent publication example: de Jong, U. Fuller, R. and Beynon, D., ‘Reflections on place identity and change in the twin historic coastal towns of Queenscliff and Sorrento’, Historic Environment, vol 29, no 2, 2017, The people’s ground.)
 
Ursula de Jong is Deputy Chair of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria), being a Director on the Board since 2004.  She chairs the NTA(V) Heritage Committee [the advocacy arm of the NTA(V)], is deputy chair of the Buildings and Estates Committee, and founding member of the Aboriginal Advisory Committee. In 2010, de Jong was appointed as the NTA(V) member of the Heritage Council of Victoria, holding that position for six years (1 July 2010 - 30 June 2016).
 
In 2016 de Jong was appointed a member of the National Liturgical Architecture and Art Board (NLAAB) which is an Advisory Board to the Australian Catholic Bishops.

Ursula de Jong is a founding member of the Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ). And a full member of ICOMOS (the International Committee of Monuments and Sites).

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Publications

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2019

Willam Wardell's formation in England

Ursula De Jong

(2019), pp. 183-201, The invention of Melbourne: a baroque archbishop and a gothic architect, Carlton, Vic., B1

book chapter
2018

'Slipping through the Net': the impact of incremental development on the built environment of the historic coastal town of Queenscliff in Victoria, Australia

U de Jong, R Fuller, D Beynon, S Winkler

(2018), Vol. 33, pp. 1-17, Planning practice & research, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Lovability: The rise of the qualitative evaluation of place

Fiona Gray, Cristina Garduno Freeman, B Beza, Ursula De Jong, Matt Novacevski

(2018), pp. 1-13, Proceedings of the 2018 11th Liveable Cities Conference, Melbourne, Victoria, E1

conference

William Wardell (1823-1899): architect and engineer 'convent and school, Kew', 1889

Ursula De Jong

(2018), pp. 93-112, SAHANZ 2018 : Historiographies of technology and architecture : Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Wellington, N.Z., E1

conference
2017

Reflections on place identity and change in the twin coastal towns of Queenscliff and Sorrento

U de Jong, R Fuller, D Beynon

(2017), Vol. 29, pp. 70-87, Historic environment, Burwood, Vic., C1

journal article

'Fitted for sacred use' Vatican II and modernism in the physical, social and ritual space of three Australian churches

Ursula De Jong, Flavia Marcello

(2017), SAHANZ 2017: Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Canberra, A.C.T., E1

conference
2016

Quantifying changes in building footprint in the historic coastal town of Queenscliff

R Fuller, K Reaburn, U de Jong, Y Esteban

(2016), Vol. 53, pp. 1781-186, Australian planner, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Improving planning outcomes in small coastal towns

Ursula De Jong, Robert Fuller, David Beynon

(2016), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2015

The lure of the local: community activism and place in Australia

U de Jong, R Fuller, F Gray, D Jones

(2015), pp. 81-98, Identity, culture and the politics of community development, Newcastle upon Tyne, Eng., B1

book chapter
2014

Evaluation of housing developments for sustainability using a multi-criteria approach

U De Jong, R Fuller, Y Esteban, S Ang, J Coulson

(2014), 7th Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference, AHRC 2013: Refereed Proceedings, E1

conference

From fibro shacks to McMansions: Considering the impact of housing change on the sense of place in the historic Victorian coastal towns of Sorrento and Queenscliff

U De Jong, R Fuller, F Gray

(2014), 7th Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference, AHRC 2013: Refereed Proceedings, E1

conference

A tale of two Victorian historic coastal towns : dilemmas of planning and conservation in Queenscliff and Sorrento

U de Jong, R Fuller, F Gray

(2014), pp. 115-134, UHPH 2014 : Landscapes and Ecologies of Urban and Planning History : Proceedings of the 12th Australasian Urban History Planning History Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, E1

conference

An issues paper: the roots/routes of Australian architecture: elements of an alternative architectural history

D Beynon, B Gardiner, U de Jong, M Lozanovska, F Marcello

(2014), Vol. 31, pp. 639-658, Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: 31, Translation, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand, E1

conference

Translating the gothic tradition: St Patrick's Cathedral Melbourne

U de Jong

(2014), pp. 723-734, Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: 31, Translation, Auckland, New Zealand, E1

conference

A holistic view of sustainable development - Lessons from the coastal town of Queenscliff in Victoria, Australia

R Fuller, U de jong, F gray

(2014), Vol. 1 & 2, pp. 33-42, HERITAGE 2014 : Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development, Guimares, Portugal, E1

conference
2013

From estrangement to a sense of place ...

U de Jong

(2013), pp. 18-29, Cultural ecology : new approaches to culture, architecture and ecology, Geelong, Victoria, E1

conference
2012

Re-discovering Wardell's Chantry Chapel for Lord Petre : a crumbling fabulation

U de Jong

(2012), pp. 241-263, SAHANZ 2012 : Fabulation : myth, nature, heritage. Proceedings of the 29th Society of Architectural Historians Australia & New Zealand Conference, Launceston, Tasmania, E1

conference
2011

The cost of housing: More than just dollars

R Fuller, U de Jong

(2011), Vol. 36, pp. 38-48, Open House International, C1

journal article

William Wardell's 1859 St John's College: "A rare realisation of Pugin's ideal Catholic College"?

Ursula de Jong

(2011), Vol. 20, pp. 86-107, Fabrications, C1

journal article

A holistic approach to the evaluation of sustainable housing

Y Esteban, S Ang, J Coulson, S Mellersh-Lucas, U de Jong, R Fuller

(2011), pp. 1-8, ANZAScA 2011 : From principles to practice in architectural science: Proceedings of the 45th Annual conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association, Sydney, N. S. W., E1

conference

Creating a dialogue across time in Athens : the new Acropolis museum and the Parthenon

C Antonio, U de Jong

(2011), pp. 71-81, Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia, Geelong, Vic., E1

conference

The role of community activism in the sustainable development of coastal communities : the Nepean Conservation Group Inc, a case study

U de Jong

(2011), pp. 1-9, Proceedings of the State of Australian Cities National Conference, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference
2010

Value-change and self-reflective practice in ecologically sustainable design

S Mellersh-Lucas, U de Jong, R Fuller

(2010), pp. 1-7, ANZAScA 2010 : On the border : architectural science in theory & practice : Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association, Auckland, New Zealand, E1

conference

The suburbanisation of the coastal communities of Sorrento and Queenscliff : measuring the effects of overdevelopment.

U de Jong, R Fuller

(2010), pp. 81-97, UHPH 2010 : Proceedings of the 10th Australasian Urban History, Planning History Conference : Green Fields, Brown Fields, New Fields, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference

The place of place : case studies of place in Victorian planning schemes

L Milton, U de Jong

(2010), pp. 377-390, UHPH 2010 : Proceedings of the 10th Australasian Urban History, Planning History Conference : Green Fields, Brown Fields, New Fields, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference
2009

William Wardell and Genazzano FCJ College

U de Jong

(2009), Kew, Vic., A1

book

Cultural connections across time and place : Wardell's late 19th century Genazzano FCJ College Kew

U de Jong

(2009), pp. 1-16, SAHANZ 2009 : Cultural crossroads : proceedings of the 26th International SAHANZ Conference, the University of Auckland, 2-5 July 2009, Auckland, New Zealand, E1

conference
2008

A personal account of place

U de Jong

(2008), pp. 23-35, Making sense of place : exploring concepts and expressions of place through different senses and lenses, Canberra, Australia, B1

book chapter

The ethics of sustainable housing design: The dilemma for practising architects

R Fuller, U de Jong, S Mellersh-Lucas

(2008), Vol. 51, pp. 231-238, Architectural Science Review, C1

journal article

Developing sustainable communities : the case for Port Phillip Heads historic towns, Sorrento and Queenscliff

U de Jong, R Fuller

(2008), pp. 1-24, SAHANZ 2008 : History in practice : 25th International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand, Geelong, Australia, E1

conference

Lost in translation? William Wardell's St John's College, Sydney and Convent and School, Kew

U de Jong

(2008), pp. 1-23, SAHANZ 2008 : History in practice : 25th International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand, Geelong, Australia, E1

conference
2007

A tapestry of woven contexts : enriching Melbourne's urban experience through history

U de Jong

(2007), pp. 147-171, Past matters : heritage and planning history - case studies from the Pacific rim, Newcastle, England, B1

book chapter

Encountering place : tripping to the point

U de Jong

(2007), Vol. 20, pp. 26-31, Historic environment, Carlton, Vic., C1

journal article

Positing a holistic approach to sustainability

U de Jong

(2007), pp. 76-84, ANZASCA 2007 : Proceedings of 41st annual conference. Towards solutions for a liveable future: progress, practice, performance, people., Geelong, Vic., E1

conference

Whose history? Whose heritage? Positing a sustainable future for Point Nepean, Victoria

U de Jong

(2007), pp. 1-15, Panorama to Paradise : Scopic Regimes in Architectural and Urban History and Theory : Proceedings of the XXIVth Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, 2007, Adelaide, S. Aust., E1

conference
2006

Architecture, ethics and sustainability - an exploration

S Mellersh-Lucas, U de Jong, R Fuller

(2006), pp. 350-357, ANZAScA 2006 : Challenges for architectural science in changing climates: proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association, Adelaide, S. Aust., E1

conference

Contested terrain: Point Nepean, Victoria

U de Jong

(2006), pp. 81-88, Proceedings [of the] Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand XXIII Annual Conference 2006 : SAHANZ 2006 : contested terrains : Fremantle, Western Australia, September 29 - October 2, 2006, Fremantle, Western Australia, E1

conference

A tapestry of woven contexts: enriching our urban experience through history

U de Jong

(2006), pp. 97-107, Past matters : heritage, history and the built environment : proceedings from the 8th Australasian Urban History/Planning History Conference, 9-11 February 2006, Block 7, Massey University, Wellington Campus, New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand, E1

conference
2005

Celebrating architecture: a new approach to writing a guide book to St.Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne

U de Jong

(2005), pp. 93-98, Celebration : proceedings of the 22nd annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand, Napier, New Zealand, 24-27 September 2005, Napier, N.Z., E1

conference

Ecologically sustainable design through reflective practice

S Mellersh-Lucas, U de Jong

(2005), pp. 1-8, ActionWorld Sustainable Building Conference for sustainability : SB05Tokyo proceedings [of] The World Sustainable Building Conference in Tokyo September 27-29, 2005, Tokyo, Japan, E1

conference

Including the designer in a more holistic understanding of ecologically sustainable design (ESD)

S Mellersh-Lucas, U de Jong

(2005), pp. 1-15, Speculation and innovation : applying practice led research in the creative industries, Brisbane, Queensland, E1

conference
2004

Dynamic weaving, fabric of stories: defining the meaning of place on the Nepean Peninsula

U de Jong

(2004), Vol. XV (15), pp. 127-141, Antipodas: Journal of Hispanic and Galician Studies, Auckland, New Zealand, C1

journal article

The square from inside out: Federation Square, Melbourne

U de Jong

(2004), pp. 127-132, LIMITS: proceedings from the 21st Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand, Melbourne, Australia, E1

conference

Federation Square, Melbourne: a 21st century architectural urban project? Vision and reality

U de Jong

(2004), pp. 114-137, 21st century city : past / present / future : proceedings from the 7th Australasian Urban History, Planning History Conference 2004, Geelong, Australia, E1

conference
2003

Dwelling in the landscape: from Blairgowrie House to Portsea Palace

U de Jong

(2003), pp. 80-87, 20th annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, New South Wales, E1

conference

Changing community perceptions of 'place'

U de Jong

(2003), pp. 159-175, Refereed Proceedings of the 12th Women in Leadership Conference, Women Leading the Way: Inclusive Societies, Engaged Communities and Healthy Organisations, Perth, Australia, E1

conference
2002

Blairgowrie: The meaning of place

U De Jong

(2002), Vol. 20, pp. 73-86, Urban Policy and Research, C1

journal article

Beauty, horror and immensity : Point Nepean Victoria

U de Jong

(2002), Additions to architectural history : XIXth annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand, Brisbane, Australia, 4-7 October 2002, Brisbane, Qld., E1

conference
2001

Corners, squares and urban identities: perceptions, attitudes and values

U de Jong

(2001), Vol. 10, pp. 1-12, Kerb : journal of landscape architecture, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

Architecture and landscape : an exploration of relationships on the Mornington Peninsula

U de Jong

(2001), pp. 166-177, In the making : architecture's past : the collected and edited proceedings of the eighteenth annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Darwin, Australia, September-October 2001, Darwin, Northern Territory, E1

conference

Roy Simpson's diocesan offices, Melbourne - more than a symbol of progress

U de Jong

(2001), pp. 217-220, 20th century heritage: our recent cultural legacy: proceedings of the Australia ICOMOS National Conference 2001, Adelaide, S. Aust., E1

conference

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Strategic Assessment of Building Adaptive Reuse Opportunities

Prof Craig Langston, A/Prof Graham Treloar, A/Prof Chunlu Liu, Dr David Beynon, A/Prof Ursula De Jong

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 2

  • 2009: $22,735
  • 2008: $35,705
  • 2007: $35,709

'Sea change' communities: inter-generational perception and sense of place

A/Prof Ursula De Jong, Dr Robert Fuller, Dr David Beynon

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 2

  • 2013: $21,908
  • 2012: $44,831
  • 2011: $22,854

Industry and Other Funding

Strategic Assessment of Building Adaptive Reuse Opportunities

Prof Craig Langston, A/Prof Graham Treloar, A/Prof Chunlu Liu, Dr David Beynon, A/Prof Ursula De Jong

  • 2007: $29,327

'Sea change' communities: inter-generational perception and sense of place

A/Prof Ursula De Jong, Dr Robert Fuller, Dr David Beynon

  • 2013: $10,000
  • 2012: $10,000

Micro-village Phase 1

Prof Richard Tucker, Dr Fiona Andrews, Prof Louise Johnson, Dr Nicole Johnston, A/Prof Ursula De Jong, Ms Fab Michaux, A/Prof Mirjana Lozanovska

  • 2019: $50,000

Homes for 'Grey Nesters': Social integration of a micro-village of small houses supporting community wellbeing in Geelong

Dr Fiona Andrews, A/Prof Ursula De Jong, Prof Richard Tucker, Prof Louise Johnson, Dr Elyse Warner

  • 2019: $40,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2010

Susan Mellersh-Lucas

Thesis entitled: Self-reflective Practice in Sustainable Design

Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture), School of Architecture and Built Environment

2008

Redmond Hamlett

Thesis entitled: Generic Architecture in Religious Worship - Exploring Sacred Space

Master of Architecture, School of Architecture and Built Environment

2004

Timothy Hubbard

Thesis entitled: Towering Over All: The Italianate Villa in the Colonial Landscape

Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture), School of Architecture and Built Environment

Associate Supervisor
2014

Fiona Kate Gray

Thesis entitled: Rudolf Steiner's theories and their translation into architecture

Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture), School of Architecture and Built Environment

2000

Juliet Mary Jane Peers

Thesis entitled: Dream Dolls: Misogyny and Political Myth in Fin de Siecle Australian Culture

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Australian & International Studies

Anne Bulckens

Thesis entitled: The Parthenon's Main Design Proportion and its Meaning

Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture), School of Architecture and Built Environment