Elizabeth Grant


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PhD projects

Indigenous Architecture Housing and Indigenous People living with disability Prison Architecture and Design Court Architecture and Design Cultural Capital and Architectural Design


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Personal profile


Professor Elizabeth Grant CF has a distinguished record in the field of Indigenous architecture and placemaking with specialist interests in the design of public, community and institutional environments and reform for Indigenous peoples.

Grant is an elected member of Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), a Churchill Fellow and has published four books and over 70 papers. She was the lead editor of the International Handbook of Contemporary Indigenous Architecture (Springer 2018).

She was honoured with the International Prison and Correctional Association (ICPA) Excellence in Research Award for her pioneering work and reform in prison design, and has contributed to various national and international Industry and Government Inquiries, Royal Commissions on architecture and design needs. Grant has worked with design teams on numerous award winning projects and was a member of the creative team for the 2020 Venice Architecture Bienannale. 

External positions

Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University

1 Jan 2019 → …

Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Queensland

1 Jan 2018 → …

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Research Output

  • Recent work in rural and remote Australia: Iredale, Hook and Pederson

    Grant, CF, E., 1 Mar 2019, Architecture Australia, 108, 1, p. 64-68 5 p.

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    Affirming and reaffirming indigenous presence: Contemporary aboriginal and torres strait islander community, public and institutional architecture in Australia

    GRANT, E. & Greenop, K., 2018, The Handbook of Contemporary Indigenous Architecture. Grant, E., Greenop, K., Refiti, A. & Glenn, D. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, Vol. 1. p. 57-105 49 p.

    Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    Indigenous Courthouse and Courtroom Design in Australia: Case Studies, Design Paradigms and the Issue of Cultural Agency

    Murphy, J., GRANT, E. & Anthony, T., 2018, Handbook of contemporary Indigenous Architecture. Grant, E., Greenop, K., Refiti, A. & Glenn, D. (eds.). Singapore, Singapore: Springer, Vol. 1. p. 495-525 30 p.

    Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter