Professor Sue Anne Ware

Professor Sue Anne Ware

Head of School and Dean of Built Environment

School of Architecture and Built Environment (Architecture)

The opposite of indifference

Unafraid to resist the status quo, Professor SueAnne Ware is creating spaces that challenge public apathy and disengagement and inspire the adoption of a more humanitarian approach to some of society’s most controversial and pervasive issues.

All of us can recognise a conventional activist scene when we see one – a sizeable group of people, usually carrying painted signs or laying their bodies on the line, marching and sometimes holding a strike in protest of a poor political judgement or other perceived wrongdoing. We are perhaps less familiar, however, with the role that physical structures play in setting agendas and influencing the decisions of ordinary citizens and the citizens put in charge of policymaking. While most are torn between this desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world, Professor SueAnne Ware, the Head of the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Newcastle (UON), expertly manages to do both.

“My research is about understanding the needs and wishes of disadvantaged communities and helping them to regain their voices,” the self-described ‘design activist’ elaborates.

“But this doesn’t mean that we come to one outcome or highlight just one opinion – it’s important to recognise competing demands and do something constructive with them.”

“The point is to generate friction and spark debate, not to make an exhibition that looks good and is otherwise perfect.”

“We want to have better public places – better cities, better streets and better country towns that people like engaging with and feeling a part of.”

Comically labelling herself as the ‘anti star-chitect,’ SueAnne also writes books about the efforts of other practitioners in the burgeoning field of landscape architecture.

“It was only recognised as a profession in Australia in the 1970s, so it hasn’t been around for very long,” she comments.

“Those associated with this small discipline tend to promote it in any way they can.”

To console and provoke

A large portion of SueAnne’s creative works can be filed under a category she calls ‘anti-memorials.’ They’re not big, they’re certainly not grand and they’re not here forever, but they are a reminder that things pass.

“Landscape and time are ephemeral in memory,” the Los Angeles native suggests.

“Fixed memorials don’t deal with this, or any contestation of history very well.”

“My projects do because they are not permanent.”

Encouraging individuals to “let go” of past traumas, SueAnne’s commemorative pieces serve as both criticisms of wider society and outlets for the grief-stricken.

“We all think we’re going to make our mark, but we are only temporary,” she muses.

“Why not work with this human condition instead of denying it exists?”

Demanding interaction

During one of her earliest creative endeavours, SueAnne sought to raise awareness of the sinking of the Indonesian SIEV X fishing boat in 2001 - the largest maritime tragedy in international waters since the Second World War. Collaborating with psychologist Steve Biddulph, Uniting Church Minister Rod Horsfield, and artist and project manager Beth Gibbings to do so, the multiple award winner looked to construct a physical memorial that would help to educate future generations about the Australian Government’s “hideous” refugee policies.

“Only 40 of the 400 asylum seekers who were on board survived,” she concedes.

“Newspapers carried news of the event for several days, but in the midst of a national election campaign, the story vanished.”

“It was a tragedy and deserves to be remembered as such.”

The dynamic team invited secondary schools across the country to contribute design ideas, hoping to give all a space in which to have and express critical thought.

“Only 200 entries were received,” SueAnne admits.

“An exhibition of the collected works travelled through our major cities in 2003 and 2004, and a short time later, Brisbane year 11 student Mitchell Donaldson’s proposal was chosen.”

“It consists of 353 poles which sweep through a gently undulating landscape and form an abstract outline of the small vessel, eventually trailing off into the water.”

“The broader community had a hand in adorning the poles.”

“Put into the ground in Canberra, these will stay in situ until detention is finally a part of Australia’s ugly past.”

A catalyst for social change

Another of SueAnne’s pieces served to celebrate the lives of a group society often “prefers not to acknowledge or mourn” – heroin users.

“In the year 2000, 331 people in Victoria died of a drug overdose,” she recalls.

“Again, this was a tragedy and deserved to be remembered as such.”

Inspired by the fundamental question of “who do we select as worthy of memorials,” SueAnne decided to humanise these people and bring their deaths into the public realm with an installation in the heart of busy St Kilda. Consisting of a floral tribute of poppies, a stencilled text narrative taken from personal statements about the victims, and illuminated resin plaques that incorporated some of their personal items, the work was “meant to be confronting” and challenging.

“It was passed by tourists, families, shoppers, sex workers and intravenous drug users themselves,” she states.

“Individuals were asked to reconsider their perception of those who died and remember them as valued members of society – not as nameless and faceless failures.”

“The aim was to improve human spirit.”

Girl power, flower power

Closer to home, SueAnne is teaming up with an “all-women crew” of landscape architects, construction managers and PR personnel at UON. Nicknamed ‘Outfit,’ the talented, multidisciplinary group is seeking to undertake design work for local communities – for free.

“This alliance was motivated partially by the fact that females are underrepresented in certain disciplines,” she reveals.

“You don’t often see us in the built environment, for example, but it’s important for young girls to know that they can have a career in it should they choose to.”

A Melburnian-turned-proud Novocastrian, SueAnne has “a lot” of interesting plans for the disused Newcastle rail yard. The accomplished researcher is proposing to lead a phytoremediation project on the site, using plant life and animals to clean up toxic soils and increase its aesthetic value.

“Can you imagine an amazing rail corridor with a whole bunch of poppies and sunflowers and lovely goats all eating that crazy stuff and not being bothered by it?” she asks.

“It would become this unusual urban ecology that is both people-friendly and educational.”

“Eventually Council will develop it into something else, but why not create something beautiful in the meantime?”

“Decisions have been made and now is the time to figure out what we can do with them that’s good.”

SueAnne Ware

The opposite of indifference

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Career Summary

Biography

Professor Ware is an internationally recognised academic in design practice research. Her publications are published by internationally recognised, high-quality outlets in the discipline such as Sun, Abrams, SpaceMaker, Metropolis, Verlagshaus and A* ranked Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) journals.   Her track record includes competitive international funding from: The Japan Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts (USA), the Graham Foundation, and the Sidney Myer Foundation. Her research outputs as creative works have won international awards featured in IFLA and AILA (SIEV X memorial, the Road as Shrine), ASLA (A Memorial to Gang Violence) as well as exhibited in the prestigious Melbourne International Festival (The Anti-Memorial to Heroin Overdose Victims). Prof van Schaik and Prof. Ware were recently were awarded an ARC Discovery grant;  (DP 110100939) Design practice research: uncovering the role of spatial intelligence in designing the built environment for $150,000 AUD. In 2013 she was awarded a $47,000 grant from the Office of Teaching and Learning to develop a new Masters of Landscape Architecture program across 6 universities in New Zealand and Australia.  

Her role as Head of School, includes the management of the academic and professional personnel, activities, budgets and outcomes, and reporting on a quarterly and annual basis to the Chancellery. In this role, she coordinates high level stakeholder collaborations with industry and academic research groups to develop industry focused research outcomes. (EG Renew Newcastle, Newcastle and Lake Macquarie City councils, Hunter Development Corporation, Hansen Yuncken, AECOM, Multiplex, LendLease, Urbis, and Urban Growth as well as other state government bodies responsible for implementing environmentally sustainable development.) Ware was an International Discipline reviewer for the NZ PBRF in the Built Environment Disciplines until 2011. In 2013 she was nominated to the Australian Research Council’s College of Experts, the first and only landscape architectural academic to serve on this prestigious board. Additionally, as a member of the Deans of the Built Environment, Ware collaborates with colleagues cross-institutionally to support ERA quality peer review processes and national accreditation processes across the Architecture and Construction Management disciplines.  

Ware is a registered practitioner and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects. In 2009 she convened the AILA national conference and served on the National Council as the Victorian representative.  She serves on numerous professional accreditation visiting panels in Europe, the United States and Australia. She was the invited keynote speaker to UNESCO (2012) where she addressed members of the United Nations about the role of design in social and environmental justice. In 2013 as an invited keynote speaker in Beijing she addressed over 3,000 members of the Chinese Institute of Landscape Architects regarding public space and social sustainability.

In 2014 she was a visiting professor and research at ETSAB (Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona (UPC) and ENSP –V (Ecole Nationale Superieure de Paysage – Versailles). She has delivered visiting lectures / workshops and research seminars at the KU Leuven, University of Michigan, the University of Virginia, Harvard Graduate School of Design, The University of Cape Town and Unviersidad Ibero Americana, EMiLA (European Masters in Landscape Architecture) workshops, 2012 – Barcelona, Spain and 2013 Normandy, France, and Sardinia (2013, 2014). She was a juror for the International Boer War memorial competition commissioned by the National Capital Authority in Canberra (2009). In 2008 she served as the Jury Chair(s) for the State of Design Awards, the 2009/10 Unbuilt Landscape Competition (Landscape Australia), and the 2012 /13 AILA State Chapter Awards.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Keywords

  • Creative Practice Research
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Memorials
  • Placemaking
  • Urban Design

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
330102 Architectural design 50
330109 Landscape architecture 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Professor University of Newcastle
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Australia

Awards

Prize

Year Award
2010 Excellence Award, Research and Communication
Australian Institute of Landscape Architects
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Ware S, Lee G, Making Sense of Landscape: The Practice of Taylor, Cullity & Lethlean, Spacemaker Press, New York, 104 (2014) [A3]
2014 Schaik LV, Ware S, The Practice of Spatial Thinking: Differentiation Processes - Volume One, onepointsixone, Melbourne, 184 (2014)
2011 Ware SA, Raxworthy J, Sunburnt: Landscape Architecture in Australia, SUN Architecture, Amsterdam (2011)
2007 Monacella R, Ware S, Fluctuating Borders: Speculations about Memory and Emergence (2007)
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Chapter (10 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Ware S, 'Implicit, Tacit and Ineffable: Communicating Design Practice Research', Design Research in Architecture, Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., London (2017)
2015 Ware S, 'Slippage and In-Betweeness: Mastering RMIT s City Campus', Episodic urbanism : RMIT Urban Spaces Project 1996-2015 : Peter Elliott Architecture + Urban Design, URO, Melbourne 46-47 (2015) [B2]
2013 Ware SA, 'Border memorials: When the local rejects the global', Re-Imagining the City: Art, Globalization and Urban Spaces 191-207 (2013) [B1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2013 Ware S, 'On Site, Place and Specificity', Multitudes: Hassell 1938 2013, URO Media, Melbourne 93-144 (2013) [B1]
2012 Ware S, 'Parables in an activist practice', Exposure / 00: design research in landscape architecture, Melbourne Books, Melbourne, Vic 167-182 (2012) [B1]
2009 Ware S, 'The Siev X Memorial', 1000X Landscape Architecture, Verlagshaus Braun, Berlin 426-444 (2009)
2008 Ware S, 'The Road-as-Shrine: Churchill, Victoria Australia', New Awarded Lanscape Design in the World I, Dalian University of Technology Press, Dalian, China 127-145 (2008)
2007 Ware S, 'Borders, Memory and the Slippage In-between', Fluctuating Borders: Speculations about Memory and Emergence (2007)
2004 Ware S, 'Social Infrastructure and Landscape Design', Mesh /Infrastructure, RMIT Press, Melbourne 120-129 (2004)
2002 Ware S, 'LA_Boratory RMIT', Technique: Graduate Design Research at RMIT Landscape Architectures, RMIT Press, Melbourne 200-212 (2002)
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Journal article (44 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Ware S, 'Productive Friction Between Practice and the Academy: Why Can't We Be Friends?', LAND, 10 (2021) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/land10050468
2016 Ware S, 'Knowingly unfinished: Exploiting the temporality of landscapes', Architectural Design, 86 74-81 (2016) [C1]

For landscape architects, working in a natural growing medium heavily exposed to changing climatic conditions, temporality is a given. Here, SueAnne Ware, Head of the School Archi... [more]

For landscape architects, working in a natural growing medium heavily exposed to changing climatic conditions, temporality is a given. Here, SueAnne Ware, Head of the School Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Newcastle, Australia, explains how landscape architects are accentuating this situation by consciously working with the performative aspects of the landscapes they design, as exemplified in three projects in France, Spain and Australia.

DOI 10.1002/ad.2004
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3
2016 Ware S, 'Asylum for a Design Activist', OASE Journal for Architecture, 96 30-36 (2016) [C1]
2015 Ware S, 'Memorial Camels and Design by Committee: St Andrews Black Saturday Memorials', Landscape Review, 15 43-58 (2015) [C1]
2015 Ware S, 'Disruptive Innovation in the Anthropocene Age: A Call for the Re-invention of Landscape Formalism', Landscape Architecture/Fengjing Yuanlin, 2015 82-85 (2015)
2014 Ware S, 'Mount Penang Gardens', Landscape Architecture Australia, 30-39 (2014)
2013 Ware S, 'New Acton Precinct', Landscape Architecture Australia, 45-48 (2013)
2012 Ware S, 'Post-industrial public: Auckland's North Wharf Promenade, the Jellicoe Street Precinct and Silo Park', Topos: the international review of landscape architecture & urban design, 37-42 (2012)
2012 Zakariya K, Ware S, 'Choreographing the Everyday Feast: Accommodating Malaysian Temporary Markets in a Changing Context', Spaces & Flows: An International Journal of Urban & Extra Urban Studies Spaces, 2 239-259 (2012)
2011 McGregor A, Freeman S, Bull C, Sharp A, Bruhn C, Ware S, 'Unlandscaped 2011', Landscape architecture Australia, 23 (2011)
2011 Ware S, 'Franklin Wharf improvements [Hobart, Australia]', Landscape architecture Australia, 36-40 (2011)
2010 Ware S, Hudson C, 'Death in Borneo: Australian National Identity, War and the Transnational Imagination', ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies, 29 55-70 (2010)
2010 Gibbings B, 'Remembering the SIEV X: Who Cares for the Bodies of the Stateless, Lost at Sea?', The Public Historian, 32 13-30 (2010)
DOI 10.1525/tph.2010.32.1.13
2010 Ware S, 'Making Victoria Square/Tarndanyangga (2010)
2009 Ware S, 'What really counts in a disaster memorial?', Landscape Architecture, 99 29-31 (2009)
2009 Ware S, 'Australian Peacekeeping Memorial: : a national memorial by Super Colossal commemorating peace rather than war', Landscape Architecture Australia, 25-26 (2009)
2009 Ware S, 'The UnLandscaped', Landscape Architecture Australia, 122 19-26 (2009)
2009 Ware S, Stutterheim C, Connolly P, 'Robin Edmond', Landscape Architecture Australia, 122 32 (2009)
2009 Ware S, 'The Thickened Edge: St Kilda Foreshore Promenade', Scape: The International Magazine for Landscape Architecture and Urbanism, 2 72-75 (2009)
2008 Ware S, 'Shift: NZILA Conference 2008', Landscape architecture Australia, 28-28 (2008)
2008 Ware S, 'Brett Milligan: landscapes have long been used to promote a corporation's identity - Brett Milligan takes this one step further with an exploration of corporate ecologies', Landscape architecture Australia, 63-64 (2008)
2008 Ware S, 'Anti-memorials and the art of forgetting: critical reflections on a memorial design practice', Public History Review, 15 61-76 (2008)
2008 Ware S, 'Design activism and the contested terrains of memorials', South African Journal of Art History, 23 1-13 (2008)
2007 Ware S, 'SIEV X Memorial [The SIEV X Memorial held on 15 Oct 2006 was a collective act of remorse.]', Landscape Architecture Australia, 48-51 (2007)
2007 Ware S, 'The 2007 Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award [Sculptured nature and natural sculpture in the grounds of Werribee Park.]', Landscape Architecture Australia, 66-67 (2007)
2007 Monacella R, 'On the emergent line: complex systems and self regulating orders of the city (2007)
2006 Ware S, 'Turn Left at Albuquerque: Questions about Landscape Urbanism on the Ground', KERB The Journal of Landscape Architecture, 56-64 (2006)
2006 Ware S, 'Memory slips: speculations in Australian anti-memorial designs', The Landscape Architect, 171-181 (2006)
2005 Ware S, 'Whose past?: SueAnne Ware examines the role of landscape architecture in contemporary Australian memorial design', Landscape Australia, 27 12 (2005)
2005 Ware S, 'Memory and Parks', Landscape Australia, 26 19-21 (2005)
2004 Ware SA, 'Contemporary anti-memorials and national identity in the Victorian landscape', Journal of Australian Studies, 28 121-133 (2004)
DOI 10.1080/14443050409387943
Citations Scopus - 13
2004 Ware S, 'Why Landscape', KERB The Journal of Landscape Architecture, 22-25 (2004)
2004 Ware S, 'When Landscapes Mean Nothing', Landscape Architecture Magazine, 7 23-28 (2004)
2004 Ware S, 'The Road-as-Shrine: A Case Study in Design Process over Product', Landscape Review, 9 226-230 (2004)
2003 Ware S, 'The New, Improved Yarra River', KERB The Journal of Landscape Architecture, 22-25 (2003)
2003 Ware S, 'Representation, Generation and Emancipation in Virtual Landscapes', Landscape Review, 8 3-11 (2003)
2002 Ware S, 'A Postcard from Mexico', KERB The Journal of Landscape Architecture, 31-35 (2002)
2001 Ware S, 'Reconciling This Place', Architecture Australia, 90 40-42 (2001)
2001 Ware S, 'Jumping into the DEEP END', Architectural Review, 37-41 (2001)
2001 Ware S, 'Racism by Design, The Cleve Gardens', Critiques of Built Works of Landscape Architecture, 6 23-30 (2001)
2001 Ware S, 'Critical Reflections on the (re)design of indigenous sites and community participation outcomes', KERB The Journal of Landscape Architecture, 28-30 (2001)
2000 Ware S, 'Honouring the Stolen Generation: a theoretical anti-memorial', Landscape Review, 5 43-58 (2000)
2000 Ware S, 'Grimm: A Cemetery Studio (Part II)', KERB The Journal of Landscape Architecture, 52-58 (2000)
2000 Ware S, 'Grimm: A Cemetery Studio (Part I)', KERB The Journal of Landscape Architecture, 36-40 (2000)
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Conference (20 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Jiang F, Ware S, Gao W, 'Crossing Boundaries-Tactical Urbanism Practices in Guangzhou City', INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: ARCHITECTURE ACROSS BOUNDARIES, Xian Jiaotong Liverpool Univ, Suzhou, PEOPLES R CHINA (2019) [E1]
DOI 10.18502/kss.v3i27.5522
Citations Web of Science - 1
2016 Chapman MJ, Walker, Nilsson M, Ware S, Reilly, Tucker C, 'Architecture and Recovery', Salk Institute, San Diego (2016)
Co-authors Michael Nilsson, Rohan Walker, Michael Chapman
2009 Ware S, 'Chongqing s Spaces of Memory and Forgetting', 60 Years of the People s Republic: Transformations and Challenges Conference, University of Melbourne (2009)
2009 Ware S, 'Border Memorials: Design Activism and Contemporary Anti-memorials', DRI Interventions through Art, Melbourne (2009)
2008 Ware S, 'Sandakan, Sabah: Mapping Monuments in Malaysia', Asian Studies Conference Japan Proceedings, Tokyo (2008)
2008 Ware S, Hudson C, 'Breakfast with the Orangutans: Art and Species Survival in Borneo', Cultures of Sustainability Conference Proceedings, Melbourne (2008)
2008 Ware S, 'The Art of Forgetting', Revelation: Installation art and its capacity to interpret and elaborate places of historical significance, Hobart, Tas (2008)
2007 Ware S, 'The Road-as-Shrine and other Anti-Memorials in Australia', Roadside Memorials: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach Proceedings, Armidale, NSW (2007)
2006 Ware S, 'Time, Ephemera, and Memory: An Australian Case Study', The Landscape Architect, IFLA Conference Papers, Sydney, NSW (2006)
2006 Ware S, 'The Commonwealth versus Melbourne s Public Space', SAHANZ Conference Proceedings, Fremantle, WA (2006)
2005 Ware S, 'Memory Slips: Speculations in Australia Anti-Memorial Design', CELA Conference Proceedings, Athens, GA (2005)
2004 Ware S, 'The Nature of Design', 2004 AILA National Conference Proceedings, Brisbane (2004)
2004 Ware S, 'Rethinking the Landscapes of Australian Public Memory', EDRA35 Conference Proceedings, Albuquerque, NM (2004)
2004 Ware S, Monacella R, 'Fluctuating Borders: Speculations about Memory and Emergence', SAHANZ Conference Proceedings, Melbourne (2004)
2003 Ware S, 'Contemporary Memorials: Ephemeral and Impermanent Installations in Australia', International Conference on Historic Monuments and History, Savannah, GA (2003)
2003 Ware S, 'The Ecology of Contemporary Landscape Design', SAHANZ Conference Proceedings, Sydney, NSW (2003)
2002 Ware S, 'Contemporary Australian design and the anti-memorial', 20th Century Heritage, Our Recent Cultural Legacy: Proceedings of the Australia ICOMOS National Conference 2001, Adelaide (2002)
2001 Ware S, 'Hybrids in Landscape', MESH Conference Proceedings, Melbourne (2001)
2001 Ware S, 'A Luddite Approach', Virtuality in Landscape Architecture Conference Proceedings, Bernburg, Germany (2001)
2000 Ware S, 'Silicon Luddite: A Virtual Landscapes Studio', Re-inventing Design Education Conference Proceedings, Perth, WA (2000)
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Creative Work (35 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Ware SA, Murray M, Murry A, Power Plants, White Bay Power Station (Rozelle- Sydney, NSW), Sydney, NSW (White Bay) (2018)
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2018 Ware SA, Flatman N, Sauni A, Reilly W, Chapman M, Martin K, et al., Honeysuckle Placemaking, Honeysuckle Precinct and Foreshore, Newcastle, NSW Australia (2018)
Co-authors Warren Reilly, Michael Chapman, Nancy Cushing, Jane Shadbolt
2016 Ware S, St Andrews Bushfire Memorial, King Lake National Park, Beijing (2016) [J1]
2016 Ware S, Burke T, Donaldson A, Chapman M, Lowe D, Heath A, Research Through Design, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery (2016) [J2]
Co-authors Michael Chapman, Timothy Burke
2015 Ware S, Bartkowicz K, Johnstone C, Ogilvie E, Overture, Melbourne, VIC (2015)
2015 Ware S, Bunny Refugees, Australian Design Centre (2015) [J2]
2014 Ware S, Finding Villa Webber, La Maddelena, Italy (2014)
2013 Ware S, Rivista Sarda, Punta Rossa, Caprera Island, La Maddalena Archipelago Natural Park (2013) [J1]
2013 Ware S, Bartkowicz K, Howard M, Rogers J, The Matter of Landscape: Sustainable Design Strategies for RMIT City Campus (2013)
2012 Ware S, RAir Collection, Gallery Factory, Seoul; CU SPACE Gallery, Beijing (2012) [J2]
2011 Ware S, Cullity K, The Gift Armature Curated by City of Melbourne, The Atrium, Federation Square, Melbourne (2011) [J1]
2011 Ware S, The Bench as an Armature for Remembrance: Memorial for Staff in the City of Greater Dandenong, Melbourne (2011) [J1]
2011 Ware S, MacFarlane P, McCarthy N, Peace Keeping Veterans Memorial, City of Kingston (2011) [J1]
2010 Ware S, X-Field, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne, VIC (2010)
2009 Ware S, Raxworthy J, Sunburnt: Australian Practices of Landscape Architecture, Gallery of Australian Design, Canberra ACT (2009)
2009 Ware S, Bertram N, Mainwaring D, Smith V, Harper L, Beneyto-Ferre J, Polytactics, The Inaugural DRI Fire Design Challenge Exhibition, Melbourne Museum (2009)
2009 Ware S, Australia- So Where the Bloody Hell are you?, Melbourne (2009)
2009 Ware S, Lunch with the Gnomeless, Victoria State of Design (2009)
2009 Ware S, Mina A, Eight Small Highs, Northcote High Views Exhibition (2009)
2008 Ware S, ULCE 001: Urban Liveability Collective Exhibition, Design for the Everyday, Yarra Sculpture Gallery (2008)
2008 Ware S, The Anti-memorial to Heroin Overdose Victims, Shanghai Biennale (2008)
2008 Ware S, 37 North, Urban Screens Festival, Federation Square Melbourne (2008)
2008 Ware S, The SIEV X Memorial, Canberra, ACT (2008)
2007 Ware S, Noticing Melbourne, Strangely Familiar, SALA Gallery, Adelaide, SA (2007)
2007 Ware S, Pillow Talk, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne, VIC (2007)
2005 Ware S, Turn Left at Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Architecture Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (2005)
2005 Ware S, Anti-memorials: Re-thinking the landscape of memory, The Artery Gallery, Fitzory, VIC (2005)
2004 Ware S, Finito (2004)
2004 Ware S, The Road-as-Shrine, 2004 State of Design Exhibition, Melbourne Museum (2004)
2003 Ware S, Finito (2003)
2003 Ware S, The Road-as-Shrine, Churchill, Vic (2003)
2002 Ware S, Suburbia Revisited, Melbourne International Garden Show Exhibition (2002)
2002 Ware S, Finito (2002)
2002 Ware S, An Anti-Memorial to Heroin Overdoses, Melbourne Festival. St Kilda, Victoria. (2002)
2001 Ware S, Stolen Generations Memorial Competition, Melbourne Museum. Carlton, VIC (2001)
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Other (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Maund M, Maund K, Ware S, Gajendran T, 'We re innovative when housing bushfire victims. Why not all the homeless?', (2020) [O1]
Co-authors Thayaparan Gajendran, Kim Maund
2020 Maund M, Maund K, Ware S, Gajendran T, '90% of buildings in bushfire-prone areas aren t built to survive fires. A national policy can start to fix this', (2020) [O1]
Co-authors Thayaparan Gajendran, Kim Maund
2009 Ware S, Bertram N, Mainwaring D, Beneyto-Ferre J, Harper L, Smith V, 'Polytactics', : Melbourne Museum (2009)

Report (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Christensen PH, Gajendran T, Kimmel L, Maund K, Perez Lopez I, Ware SA, 'Security Requirements Against Terrorism: Strategies for crowded places', Landcom (2020)
Co-authors Thayaparan Gajendran
2019 Ware S, Burke T, Newberry-Dupé D, Kissa G, 'Smart Trees: Resilience Strategies to Combat Urban Heat Island Effect, Newcastle NSW', Newcastle City Council, 214 (2019)
Co-authors Timothy Burke
2019 Ware SA, Sparks K, Richardson J, Guthrey E, Foulcher N, Shadbolt J, Uon Students, 'Honeysuckle Placemaking', University of Newcastle, 105 (2019) [R1]
Co-authors Jane Shadbolt
2018 Ware SA, Johnstone C, Sparks K, Allan P, Bryant M, Murray A, 'Power Plants: Phytoremediation Gardens. Stage One Report', Landcom, 228 (2018) [R1]
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Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Burke T, Exquisite Drawing Machines: A Tinkerer s Guide, University of Newcastle, Australia (2019)
Co-authors Timothy Burke
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 8
Total funding $501,072

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20212 grants / $76,979

Wonnarua Place Project$45,000

Funding body: Maitland City Council

Funding body Maitland City Council
Project Team Professor Sue Anne Ware, Gerry Bobsien, Doctor Beth George
Scheme Maitland Regional Art Gallery Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2022
GNo G2100706
Type Of Funding C2400 – Aust StateTerritoryLocal – Other
Category 2400
UON Y

Economic Recovery for Women through Construction Trades and Digital Competencies$31,979

Funding body: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Funding body Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Project Team Associate Professor Temitope Egbelakin, Doctor Sittimont Kanjanabootra, Professor Sue Anne Ware, Doctor Sandra Carrasco, Prof Manuel Pérez Trujillo, Doctor Olabode Ogunmakinde, Dr Carlos Zeballos-Velarde, Mr Olufisayo Adedokun, Dr Holmes Julian Paez Martinez
Scheme Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2021
GNo G2001409
Type Of Funding C1500 - Aust Competitive - Commonwealth Other
Category 1500
UON Y

20191 grants / $10,000

Local Decision Making and the Town Camps of Alice Springs$10,000

Funding body: Tangentyere Council Aboriginal Corporation

Funding body Tangentyere Council Aboriginal Corporation
Project Team Doctor Chris Tucker, Doctor Jasper Ludewig, Professor Sue Anne Ware, Ms Bobbie Bayley, Andrew Broffman, David Donald, Davies Andrew Hannah-Davies, David Havercroft, Stephen Saines
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G1901110
Type Of Funding C3200 – Aust Not-for Profit
Category 3200
UON Y

20183 grants / $176,620

Placemaking in Honeysuckle$135,797

Funding body: Hunter Development Corporation

Funding body Hunter Development Corporation
Project Team Professor Sue Anne Ware, Doctor Jane Shadbolt, Doctor Nicholas Foulcher, Doctor Warren Reilly, Professor Michael Chapman, Mr Nicholas Flatman, Ms Amber Sauni
Scheme Newcastle Port Community Contribution
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1800360
Type Of Funding C2300 – Aust StateTerritoryLocal – Own Purpose
Category 2300
UON Y

Strategies for planning safe and secure public domains$26,482

Funding body: Landcom

Funding body Landcom
Project Team Doctor Kim Maund, Associate Professor Thayaparan Gajendran, Associate Professor Thayaparan Gajendran, Professor Sue Anne Ware, Professor Sue Anne Ware, Dr Pernille Christensen, Dr Pernille Christensen, Dr Laurence Kimmel, Dr Laurence Kimmel
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1801239
Type Of Funding C2400 – Aust StateTerritoryLocal – Other
Category 2400
UON Y

Future of the City Centre$14,341

Funding body: Arts Humanities Research Council

Funding body Arts Humanities Research Council
Project Team Doctor Marcus Jefferies, Professor Sue Anne Ware, Professor Bob Giddings, Dr Robert Rogerson, Professor PD Rwelamila, Professor Geovany Silva
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1800897
Type Of Funding C3500 – International Not-for profit
Category 3500
UON Y

20171 grants / $232,973

Goat Land - Phytoremediation of contaminated land - White Bay Power Station$232,973

Funding body: NSW Department of Urban Growth

Funding body NSW Department of Urban Growth
Project Team Professor Sue Anne Ware, Katrina Simon, Simon Kilbane, Leena Thomas
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1701186
Type Of Funding C2300 – Aust StateTerritoryLocal – Own Purpose
Category 2300
UON Y

20161 grants / $4,500

Design and Architecture Practice Research: Contemporary PhD (DAP_R)$4,500

Funding body: Office for Learning and Teaching

Funding body Office for Learning and Teaching
Project Team Professor Sue Anne Ware, Richard Blythe
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1600708
Type Of Funding C1500 - Aust Competitive - Commonwealth Other
Category 1500
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed15
Current7

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2021 PhD Understanding Noise & Bias within the Context of Early Construction Cost Estimates in Building Projects PhD (Building), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2019 PhD Rethinking Megaproject Governance through a Cultural Political Economic Perspective: Using Governmentality Theory to Critique Client Decision-Making PhD (Building), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 PhD Place Stories: Exploring the Nuance of Cross-Cultural Creative Collaboration in Art in Public Spaces. PhD (Architecture), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD Informal Public Space and Rodrigues Island Culture (Informal Public Space in Developing Countries) PhD (Architecture), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD Deep Cuts and Easter Eggs: Tectonic Narratives in Creative Architectural Practice. PhD (Architecture), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD Drawing Thought PhD (Architecture), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Another Way: Designing and Building in Remote Aboriginal Communities Through Self Empowerment Processes PhD (Architecture), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2019 PhD Exquisite Drawing Machines: A Tinkerer’s Guide PhD (Architecture), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2019 PhD Glitch: Practicing Improper Production in Architecture PhD (Architecture), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Exploring a Looping Path. A design art practice in landscape architecture Landscape Architecture, RMIT University Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Designing the Skeleton of/for Robust Landscapes Landscape Architecture, RMIT University Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD More than Just Looking Good: Beauty, Aesthetics, and Care, Braided Pathways: A Practice Sustained by Difference Architecture, RMIT University Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD It’s Hard getting Messy When You’re Compositional, Braided Pathways: A Practice Sustained by Difference Architecture, RMIT University Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD Designing the Street Market: Unfolding the Local & the Global Landscape Architecture, RMIT University Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD Sustainable City: Challenging all that is Architecture, RMIT University Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD Surface Imperfections: and the spaces in-between Architecture, RMIT University Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD Repeatable Shape Architecture, RMIT University Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD in|site: sensory and spatial coherence in interior architecture Architecture, RMIT University Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Suburbs and the Architecture of Irony: Desiring, Designing and Delivering Utopia Architecture, RMIT University Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Public Space Combinations’ Landscape Architecture, RMIT University Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Suburbs and the Architecture of Irony: Desiring, Designing and Delivering Utopia Architecture, RMIT University Principal Supervisor
2009 PhD The White Noise Panorama Architecture, RMIT University Principal Supervisor
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News

International recognition for University’s green initiatives

November 30, 2020

The University of Newcastle has been awarded three of the eight 2020 Australasian ‘Green Gown Awards’ in the categories of Climate Action, Benefiting Society and Student Engagement.

UON innovation and development grants

January 19, 2016

The University of Newcastle has achieved success in the latest round of OLT grants.

New Head of School for Architecture and Built Environment

December 1, 2014

Professor SueAnne Ware has been appointed as the University of Newcastle’s new Head of School for the School of Architecture and Built Environment.

Professor Sue Anne Ware

Position

Head of School and Dean of Built Environment
School of Architecture and Built Environment
School of Architecture and Built Environment
College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Focus area

Architecture

Contact Details

Email sueanne.ware@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5865
Mobile 0407496420

Office

Room A104
Building Architecture and Built Environment
Location Callaghan Campus
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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