Julian Raxworthy

Senior Lecturer

Julian is a Senior Lecturer in the Master of Landscape Architecture programme at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, coordinating the final year of the course, and teaching design, and history & theory subjects.

He studied horticulture and then later graduated with his undergraduate degree (with honours) and research masters degree (by design) in landscape architecture, both from RMIT, Australia. He completed his PhD with the University of Queensland, Australia in 2013, concerning the relationship between gardening and landscape architecture, in regard to change. Julian was a Senior Lecturer at RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) until 2003, a Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia in 2004 and was a Senior Lecturer at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) until 2011. In 2012 he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia.

Maintaining a constant relationship with practice as a Registered Landscape Architect in Australia, Julian helped develop the Australian landscape architecture practice Aspect (now Aspect Studios) into a major Australian landscape architecture practice and co-founded their internationally recognised Sydney studio. He also founded the landscape architecture arm of highly awarded Brisbane architects Donovan Hill.

International engagements include keynote addresses at the IVEuropean Biennial of Landscape Architecture in Barcelona, LOCUS ISTE in Denmark and EASY GOING, at the Academie van Bouwkunst, Amsterdam. He has twice been a workshop coordinator at the Ecole Superior Nationale du Paysage (ENSP) Versailles and also at Louisiana State University. In 2010 he convened a Myles H. Thaler symposium on Australian landscape architecture at the University of Virginia.

A co-founder of Kerb, the student landscape architecture journal from RMIT (now in its 20th edition), he writes regularly in the Australian architectural and design media, and internationally in Topos and SCAPE. In 2004, a book he co-edited The MESH Book: Landscape & Infrastructure, was published by RMIT Press, and in 2011 Sun publishers in Amsterdam published Sunburnt: Landscape Architecture in Australia, which he co-authored.

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Contact Details:

Phone : +27 (0)21 650 1752
Fax: +27 (0)21 650 23833