Associate Professor Christine Garnaut

Director of the AHURI Research Centre—University of South Australia

Cheryl GarnautChristine Garnaut is Associate Research Professor in Planning and Architectural History and Director of the Architecture Museum in the School of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia.

Her book Colonel Light Gardens: model garden suburb (Sydney: Crossing Press, 1999), based on her PhD thesis, was the first published account of a planned Australian garden suburb.

She has been recognised for her contribution to the PAR, winning the inaugural Edmund Wright Heritage Award (2003) together with Mitcham Council and the Colonel Light Gardens Historical Society.

Assoc Prof Garnaut has undertaken a number of externally funded projects, including the development of an online biographical database, Architects of South Australia, managed by the Architecture Museum, and several ARC-funded projects.

Her research areas include

  • Australian 20th century planned environments - urban, rural and remote settings
  • Australian 20th century architectural history
  • Australian university campus planning
  • Women and planning in 20th century Australia
  • Architectural and built environment archives