Dr Timothy Burke

Dr Timothy Burke

Lecturer

School of Architecture and Built Environment (Architecture)

Career Summary

Biography

Timothy Burke is a lecturer or Architecture at the University of Newcastle. In 2019 he was the first research higher degree student at the University of Newcastle to completed a creative practice PhD in Architecture. His doctoral research explored the role of making, drawing and play within design processes through the construction of drawing machines. This research explored how tinkering might be brought into architecture as a method of making that works with existing objects and can lead to rediscovering the value of discarded or broken things. After completing his PhD, Timothy applied his knowledge of tinkering in his role as the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment Makerspace co-coordinator. He has been researching and teaching since 2015 and has been invited to talk, exhibit, publish and run workshops internationally through institutions such as University of Westminster, Aarhus School of Architecture, University of Edinburgh College of Arts, Leeds Beckett University, Universidad de Navarra and RMIT University. Timothy’s current research reimagines post-industrial sites in the Hunter region through speculative drawing and modelling. Timothy is interested in the capacity for design-led research to explore things such as curiosity, play, wonder, and narrative as a way of engaging broader audiences into architecture. 

Timothy has practised architecture in Newcastle in large and small scale practice since 2012. He has collaborated in large, multidisciplinary teams on significant local and interstate projects, specialising in the sectors of healthcare, low-income housing, higher education and civic development. At the University of Newcastle, he has brought his approach of design research to live projects through industry partnerships such as Newcastle City Council (Smart Trees: Resilience Strategies to Combat Urban Heat Island Effect) and Tangentyere Council (Apmere-arenye Interrentye - Accessibility Matters), and is interested in how architecture can benefit communities through novel ways of engagement.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Design (Architecture), University of Newcastle
  • Master of Architecture, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Architecture
  • Creative Practice Research
  • Drawing
  • Post-Industrial

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
330101 Architectural computing and visualisation methods 20
330102 Architectural design 60
330104 Architectural history, theory and criticism 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Awards

Award

Year Award
2015 The University Medal
The University of Newcastle
2015 The Dean of Architecture Medal
The University of Newcastle

Nomination

Year Award
2015 ARB Architects Medallion
NSW Architects Registration Board
2015 NSW Graduate Medal
Australian Institute of Architects

Prize

Year Award
2016 The University of Newcastle FEBE Postgraduate Research Prize in Architecture and Industrial Design
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)
2015 AIA NSW Chapter History and Theory Prize
Australian Institute of Architects
2012 AIA First Degree Graduate of the Year Prize
Australian Institute of Architects

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
ARBE1105 Communication in the Built Environment
School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle
This course introduces students to the essential communication skills used in the built environment. Students learn verbal, written and presentation skills to communicate effectively within the building industry. This course also develops students' interpersonal skills specifically with regard to teamwork, leadership, negotiation and stakeholder management.
Course Coordinator 4/2/2019 - 2/7/2021
ARBE6233 Architecture Studio 9
School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle
This course enables students to undertake a final design research thesis, by approaching architectural practice as an exploratory, creative enquiry. Students develop a design project that enables a chosen research agenda. This involves establishing project limits and constraints, experimenting though chosen design methods, media & representational strategies, demonstrating an awareness of ethics, and exercising critical refection. By the end of semester, students will present a resolved project that consolidates and explicates a process of design enquiry.
Course Coordinator 17/2/2020 - 2/7/2021
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Publications

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


Journal article (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Chapman M, Burke T, 'Withdrawing', Architecture Bulletin, 77 (2021)
Co-authors Michael Chapman
2020 Ednie-Brown P, Burke T, 'God in Reverse: Art, Architecture and Consciousness', Architecture Australia, 109 12-13 (2020)
Co-authors Pia Edniebrown

Conference (9 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Burke TG, 'The Sorcerers Apprentice: Experimental Territories of Architecture and Film in Moholy-Nagy s Light Play ', University of Newcastle (2016)
2016 Burke T, 'New Visions in Space-Time: Architecture and Photography in the Experimental Photo-Practice of Moholy-Nagy', New Visions in Space-Time: Architecture and Photography in the Experimental Photo-Practice of Moholy-Nagy, Museo Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona (2016) [E1]
2016 Burke TG, 'Gizmos + Ghosts: Speculating Machines', RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne (2016)
2016 Burke TG, 'Ghosts in the Machine: Speculating Architecture Through Experimental Gizmos, Mechanical Alchemy, and Other Mystical Contraptions.', University of Newcastle (2016)
2016 Burke TG, 'Ghosts in the Machine: Speculating Architecture Through Experimental Gizmos, Mechanical Alchemy, and Other Mystical Contraptions', University of Newcastle (2016)
2016 Burke TG, 'Gizmos + Ghosts: Exquisite Drawing Machines', University of Westminster (2016)
2015 Burke T, 'Instrumentalising the Cult of Technicism: Tracing the Theoretical Trope of the Machine', Leeds Beckett University (2015)
2015 Burke TG, 'Daniel Libeskind s Ghosts in the Machine[s] : A Dialectical Reading of Mysticism and Rationalism of the Machine Object in Architecture', The University of Queensland, Brisbane (2015)
2015 Burke TG, 'Ghosts in the [Architectural] Machine: The Speculative Praxis of Experimental Machines', Newcastle Chapter Institute of Architects (2015)
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Design (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Burke TG, Exquisite Drawing Machines, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery (2016)

Creative Work (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Chapman M, Ross K, Burke T, Fisher P, Lowe D, Counternarratives, WattSpace Gallery, WattSpace Gallery (2021)
Co-authors Michael Chapman
2020 Burke T, Chapman M, Jozefiak S, Lowe D, Tucker C, COALFACE, Watt Space Gallery, Watt Space Gallery (2020)
Co-authors Michael Chapman
2018 Tucker C, Burke T, Freeman L, Hallen M, Kensey M, Stutchbury N, Tam KL, 3 Brown Street Youth Centre, Watt Space, Watt Space (2018)
Co-authors Chris Tucker
2018 Burke T, Exquisite Drawing Machines, Watt Space Gallery (2018)
2016 Burke TG, Scientific Autobiography Postcards, Ambika P3, University of Westminster, London. (2016)
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, Sueanne Ware
2015 Burke TG, 2015 Graduate & Student Awards, NSW Institute of Architects, 'Tusculum' Potts Point (2015)
2015 Burke TG, The NEWcastle School: Past, Present and Future, Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle (2015)
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Other (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Burke TG, 'Practice Matters: Master of Architecture Graduates', (2016) [O1]
2016 Burke T, Donaldson A, 'Antecedence', (2016) [O1]
2015 Burke TG, 'NSW Graduate & Student Awards', (2015) [O1]

Report (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
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 Sueanne Ware

Thesis / Dissertation (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Burke T, Exquisite Drawing Machines: A Tinkerer s Guide, University of Newcastle, Australia (2019)
2014 Burke TG, Deconstructing Fairyland: Ethnographic Tracings of the Industrial Photography of Bernd and Hilla Becher, University of Newcastle (2014)
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current3

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2021 PhD Socially and Environmentally Responsible Improvisational Architecture - An Almanac for a Prototype PhD (Architecture), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2019 PhD The Continued Survival of the Modernist Project Expressed Through Contemporary Architecture, Painting and Installation PhD (Architecture), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 PhD Correlation Between New Urbanism and Social Wellbeing of City Dwellers PhD (Architecture), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Dr Timothy Burke

Position

Lecturer
School of Architecture and Built Environment
College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Focus area

Architecture

Contact Details

Email timothy.burke@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4913 8781

Office

Room BSC205
Building Architecture
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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