At the start of the year, Associate Professor Grant Revell moved from the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts (ALVA) to the UWA School of Indigenous Studies (SIS) to take up the newly-created, senior position of Director of Teaching and Learning.
Grant joined the Landscape Architecture programme of the Faculty in 1995 and quickly established a reputation as a passionate and productive academic committed to world’s best practice teaching and research. As a champion for inter-disciplinary practice Grant went on to work across the full range of the Faculty’s disciplines, collaborating with academics from all parts of the Faculty.
More recently Grant has developed an interest in intercultural design thinking where he has led major new teaching and research initiatives. Most recently, in 2010 he created the Sustainable Warburton Project, a unique community based inter-disciplinary design studio programme in collaboration with the communities of Ngaanyatjarraku and AECOM Australia Pty Ltd. With his colleagues he helped build and then nurture the unique and internationally recognised UWA Landscape Architecture programme.
The move to the School of Indigenous Studies will allow Grant to extend the reach of his academic and professional influence and assist the University greatly in its vision for Indigenous Studies. In a busy start to his new position Grant is overseeing the construction of the new Indigenous Studies building and has already visited Dartmouth University with SIS ARC Research Fellow Professor Len Collard as part of the Indigenous Matariki Network of leading universities.
Grant’s legacy at UWA will be his total commitment and inspiring advocacy for holistic design education and practice. In the meantime ALVA will be continuing to collaborate with Grant in his new role as the Faculty hopes to expand opportunities for its students to engage with indigenous knowledge and beliefs.
Winthrop Professor Simon Anderson | Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts | +61 (0)8 6488 2589