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Dr

Hannah Robertson

Lecturer In Construction Management
Architecture, Building And Planning
remote building; remoteness; regional development; indigenous architecture; building strategy
remote building, self building, participatory design
payment for ecosystem services, remote building, self-determination, indigenous homelands
remote building; self-building; participatory design
regional development; remote area design; masterplan; participatory design
post-disaster reconstruction; great sichuan earthquake; construction material innovation
architecture education; participatory design; remote building; interdisciplinary research; traditional owner led research
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Dr

Hannah Robertson

 
Division
Architecture, Building And Planning
 
Primary Interest
Remote Area Building
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Dr

Hannah Robertson

 

Hannah combines a socially driven and contextually responsive design and construction approach with policy experience to work with remote communities.
Hannah has worked on building, design and research project with Indigenous communities in remote Cape York and Arnhem Land, Australia.

Her master's thesis 'Bush Owner Builder' involved collaborative self-building on homelands surrounding Hope Vale, Cape York and was awarded the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architect's President's Dissertation Medal (2011) and a commendation in the Architecture Institute of Australia's Colorbond Steel Biennale (2012).
Hannah's PhD was was based in remote Northeast Arnhem Land and investigated how a territorial and regional resource based approach to building can contribute to the development of local industry and the enhanced satisfaction of human needs. It involved the development of a theoretical framework and designs a technical system using appropriate technologies for building in the region. Her PhD received the John Grice Award for best Architecture PhD at The University of Melbourne (2019) aw well as the Chartered Institute of Building Research Award (2019).
Upon the submission of her PhD, Hannah took up the position of Innovation Fellow (2018-2019) at Monash University's Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture where she developed an interdisciplinary and collaborative teaching and research project with the Centre for Appropriate Technology and the Olkola Aboriginal Corporation to co-design a Cultural Knowledge Centre at Sandy Creek Bore, Cape York. The educational contribution of this project were recognised as a finalist in the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia's Education Prize for Early Career Academics (2019). In 2020, Hannah returned to The University of Melbourne as Lecturer in Construction Management to continue research and teaching in these pursuits.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 20 most recent scholarly works by Hannah Robertson.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

Education Prize for Early Career Academics: Finalist, https://aasa.org.au/news/176/2019-education-prize-winnersannounced.

Association of Architecture Schools Australasia

2019

John Grice Award (Dean's Honour Award): awarded for excellence in a PhD on architecture

The University of Melbourne

2019

Chartered Institute of Building Research Award (Dean's Honour Award): Awarded for excellence in PhD on building research

The University of Melbourne

2015

Henry and Rachael Ackman Travelling Scholarship: to undertake a research fellowship at the EPFL, Switzerland and SPA and CEPT Universities, India.

The University of Melbourne

2012

Colorbond Steel Student Biennale: Commendation

Australian Institute of Architects

2011

President's Medal Winner: Dissertation Category

Royal Institute of British Architects

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Lecturer In Construction Management

Architecture, Building And Planning

Education


PhD in Architecture

University of Melbourne

Specialist Certificate in Teaching for Graduate Researchers

University of Melbourne

Masters of Architecture

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Property and Construction (Construction Management)

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Architectural Studies

University of Melbourne