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William Busfield

Associate Professor, AADip AALond., RIBA

  • The University of Western Australia (M433), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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19952008
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Personal profile

Industrial relevance

Technical Peer Reviewer

2003 SYRINX ENVIRONMENTAL

Point Fraser Revised Master Plan and Stage 1 Works. 2003/2004 Preston River Parkland Development Plan 2003 Master plan Beenhup, Augusta, BHP/Billiton.

2002 - 2004 DONALDSON+WARN ARCHITECTS

2002 - 2003 Small Animal Facility, UWA

2003 Christchurch Grammar School, Master Plan.

2003 - 2004 Christchurch Grammar School, New Library

2002 - 2004 Kings Park Elevated Walkway

1990 - present Architectural Consultancy
Specialising in Residential Design with emphasis on solar energy systems.

1995 HSAG, London
Residency (Graphic Design)

1991 - 1992 THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
UWA Outside Study Program. Residency, Alsop+Lyle, London

1988 CURTIN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Curtin University Outside Studies Program

1987 CAMERON, CHISHOLM & NICOL (WA) PTY LTD
Jointly headed a submission design team (with John Sunderland) for Indira Gandhi Arts Centre competition, New Delhi.

1976 - 1983 QUARK PTY LTD
Director

Research and development company focusing on Solar House Project with grant from Solar Energy Research Institute (WA).

1973 - 1979 STEM PTY LTD
Director

Research and development company specializing in building systems.

1971 - 1973 HARLER BLAKE & PARTNERS, ARCHITECTS, (WA)
Design team

Residential and office development projects.

1970
C. B. PEARSON & PARTNERS, ARCHIECTS, London
Development Team Leader

Interchangeable Cladding Systems for telecommunications building.

1969 TEE DESIGN, London
Project Design

Studio Design of automotive components, consumer products.

1968 - 1969 COVELL MATTHEWS & PARTNERS, ARCHITECTS
Design team

Blackpool central area

1968 C. B. CAMUS LTD, London/ Paris
Design Consultant Systems-built residential projects, London

1965 COLEMAN & ROLTE, ARCHITECTS, Houston Texas, USA
Design team member

Houston Intercontinental Airport

1962 - 1963 LLEWELYN DAVIS & WEEKS, ARCHITECTS

Development of planning strategies for hospitals, Medical Research Council Project, Northwick Park.

Teaching overview

TEACHING INITIATIVES

• Senior Staff member to the Barcelona Studio (2003) ALVA International Program and developing a working relationship with the Instituto Metapolis (Architectura Avanzada) and organizing a party of visiting critics from the UK.

• Elective Studies, the development of a unit (Publicatione inArchitecture) which focuses on a wide range of publishing techniques both digital and traditional, related to architectural and design publications.

• Initiated the beginnings of a new 1st year computer course (Future Digtal media), a lecture course drawing on a wide range of professional media expertise and introducing Archicad to the School 1996.

• Design Studios ‘ourney into the Australian Landscape’ Uluru (Ayers Rock) [joint venture with RMIT School of Interior Design], Eyre Bird Observatory (Australian Bight), Nanga Station (Shark bay) and Pinnacles Dessert.

• Weekend workshop: Aimed at digital media skills – 2D/3D particularly in relation to digital imaging, the integrative capacity of computers and their value in early design process, programs included Alias Sketch, Amapi, QuarkExpress, Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator with intention of developing a publication unit within the School and establishing and elective unit.

• Developed architectural design programs focusing on process, promoted team teaching and built bridges to a range of expertise both within and outside the School.

• Curtin University of technology: Developed a strong program of international visiting fellows and exhibitions over a period of ten years.

• Developed design programs as coordinator of 5th year and 1st degree course that maximized on the above.

• Visiting Fellow (The Graduate School Pedro Geddes Studio). The Pedro Geddes Studio covered many scales of project, designed to introduce students to design development including a study of large city spaces around Convent Garden Squares and intersections and the detailed design of a toy shop.

• Barcelona Studio (Spain) studied the city and its architecture at first hand, contact with local students and architects in practice.

• Following development work in WA on solar houses (with Quark Pty Ltd) assisted with development of Architectural Association, Graduate School Energy program (with Simos Yannas)

Research

2002 - 2003 Planning and development of Small Animal Facility for medical research.
1998, 2004 The use of 3D visualization software in early design development.
1994 Theseus Centre UWA: various exploratory projects in development phase using Theseus model and developing technical basis for Hypermedia production.
1992 - 1994 Computer Visualization UWA investigation of potential low-end computer-based 3D Visualization software in design development and its potential in early design development and teaching.
1991 Design Works UWA: current long-range video study of design work of the School of Architecture & Fine Arts UWA.
1991 - 1992 Overseas Study/ Teaching, London, new York and Los Angeles.

Keywords

  • Architectural design
  • Graphic design

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Research Output 1995 2008

North by Northwest

Busfield, W. & Tarry, J., 2008

Research output: Non-traditional research outputDesign

1997-1998 CHASA Refereed Design Scheme Catalogue

Busfield, W. & Richards, P., 1999, 1 ed. Perth: The University of Western Australia.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

1998 Studios

Busfield, W., 1998, 1998 Studios, Semester one + two 1998. N/A ed. Perth: The University of Western Australia, p. 1-158

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperOther chapter contribution

5 from the 5th Continent: Architecture from Australia

Busfield, W. & Tarry, J., 1998

Research output: Non-traditional research outputDesign

ABJECT LANDS: Personal Horizons

Tarry, J., Busfield, W., Harrison, K., Bovell, P., Hayes, S. A., Mcghie, M. T., Barstow, C., Grant, L., Hislop, K., Belyea, M., Bennets, A., Brown, B. A., Bryans, J., Datodi, M., Douglas, S., Lochowitcz, E., Richards, K. & Teague, K., 1998

Research output: Non-traditional research outputExhibition