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Dr Michael Jasper is an architect, educator and scholar based in Australia. He is Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Canberra where he directs the Master of Architecture course and leads delivery of the major projects studio and advanced architectural analysis units.  Immediately prior to joining the University, Dr Jasper was a Partner in Cooper Robertson & Partners (2002-2011) where he directed many of the firms major institutional and urban scale projects, his clients including Yale University, Johns Hopkins, California Institute of Technology, City of Miami, State University of New York at Stony Brook, and University of Miami. Jasper’s research explores the intersections of architectural practice with the history and theory of the discipline and critical discourse. Specific research interests: historiography of contemporary architecture; contemporary theories of architectural composition; the practice and theory of architecture education from the Beaux Arts to the present. He was Visiting Scholar (2013) at the American Academy in Rome, and Visiting Scholar (2015) at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation. He has lectured widelly lectured widely with recent international peer reviewed papers presented in Antwerp, Auckland, Brussels, Copenhagen, Seoul, Stockholm, and Valencia. Jasper is the author of Architectural Aesthetic Speculations (2016). and Deleuze on Art: The Problem of Aesthetic Construtions (2017).

External positions

Director, Alastair Swayn Foundation

1 Mar 2016 → …

Deputy Chair, National Eduction Committee, Australian Institute of Architects

15 Aug 2015 → …

Chair, Chapter Education Committee, Australian Institute of Architects

1 Sep 2013 → …

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Curricula Engineering & Materials Science
quotation Social Sciences
research project Social Sciences
Chemical analysis Engineering & Materials Science
aesthetics Social Sciences
Education Engineering & Materials Science
twentieth century Social Sciences
Lead Engineering & Materials Science

Projects 2011 2016

Research Output 2012 2016

Aesthetic Architectural Speculations: On Kahn and Deleuze

JASPER, M. 2016 1 ed. Baunach, Germany: Spurbuchverlag-AADR. 144 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Gold in Three Projects by Peter Eisenman

JASPER, M. 2016 Gold: Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand Volume 33. Brennan, A. & Goad, P. (eds.). Melbourne, Australia: Society of Architectural Historians Australia New Zealand, p. 306-315 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Embracing Ambiguity in the Teaching Practices of Peter Eisenman and Colin Rowe

JASPER, M. 2015 Nordes no. 6, 2015: Design Ecologies. Westerlund, B., Tham, M., Edehold, H., Avila, M., Diedrich, L., Rosenquist, J., Holmquist, A., Maittinen, S., Studedahl, D., Ullmark, P., Lindstrom, K. & Stahl, A. (eds.). Stockholm, Sweden: Konsfact - University College of Arts, Crafts, Vol. 1, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

On Diagonal Time in Le Corbusier’s Visual Arts Center

JASPER, M. 2015 Le Corbusier 50 anos después. Congreso internacional 18 al 20 de noviembre 2015[Le Corbusier 50 Years Later - International Congress 18-20 November 2015. Cueco, J. T. (ed.). Valencia: Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València, Vol. 1, p. 1043-1060 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Speculations on Architectural Research in the University Design Studio

JASPER, M. 2015 Perspectives on Architectural Design Research: What Matters, Who Cares, How. Moloney, J., Smitheram, J. & Twose, S. (eds.). First ed. Berlin: Spurbuchverlag-AADR, p. 103-106 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter