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Dr. John Ting is an Australian architect, researcher and educator. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Canberra, and he has previously taught at the University of Melbourne and at RMIT University. His present research investigates the mobility of timber colonial buildings in nineteenth century Southeast Asia and Australia, and the history of architecture in Sarawak before 1963.

John's architectural practice experience has included commercial and residential projects in Australia and Malaysia. He has worked for firms in Melbourne, Singapore and Malaysia, as well as leading his own firm. He is currently consulting on heritage and conservation projects in Victoria, Australia and Sarawak, Malaysia.

Areas of teaching

  • Built Environment Technology
  • Professional Practice
  • Design Studio

Topics of Supervisory Interest

  • Colonial architecture and construction in Southeast Asia
  • Vernacular and indigenous architecture
  • Sustainability and construction
  • Prefabrication of buildings

Research interests

  • History of architecture in Southeast Asia
  • Conservation and Heritage in Malaysia and Australia
  • Vernacular architecture and migration
  • Indigenisation in the built environment
  • Prefabrication in construction and architecture
  • Sustainability and construction

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Precarious power, forts and outstations : indigenisation, institutional architecture and settlement patterns in Sarawak, 1841-1917, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 8 Sept 2015


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