Dr Nigel Westbrook is an architectural historian, lecturer, and Deputy Head (Research) at UWA’s School of Design. He specialises in the architectural crossroads between West and East, from the early medieval to the 20th century.
After studying architecture at RMIT he joined the Architectural Association (AA) in London for three years, then returned to Australia to get registered and worked in several architectural offices. In his almost three decades at UWA, Nigel has combined architectural practice with teaching, and more recently moved into architectural history research, PhD supervision and administration.
In 2019, he published three books:
- The Great Palace in Constantinople: An Architectural Interpretation (ACSHA 2) (Brepols Press)
- Late Antique Palatine Architecture. Palaces and Palace Culture: Patterns of Transculturation (ACSHA 5) (Brepols Press) with Lynda Mulvin, UCD
- A Vital Past: Development, Architectural Design and the formation of heritage in Late-Twentieth Century Iran (contract with Manchester University Press)
Nigel has also contributed chapters and drawings to other books.
“I enjoy finding evidence for things that open up new leads into uncharted territory. My architectural training enables me to examine visual evidence in a spatial manner, enabling three dimensional reconstruction of disappeared architectural heritage,” he says.
- BArch (RMIT)
- MArch (RMIT)
- PhD (UWA)