Architect of change for University of Adelaide

Tuesday, 30 May 2006

Internationally-renowned Canadian landscape architect, Professor Nancy Pollock-Ellwand, has been appointed the new Head of the School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Adelaide for 2007.

Professor Pollock-Ellwand will take up her appointment next January. She will also be Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design.

Currently a Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, Professor Pollock-Ellwand specialises in the conservation of cultural landscapes and their history, and has an active interest in design that bridges landscape and architecture.

She has a distinguished cross-disciplinary background and significant management and leadership experience in the tertiary sector.

Her research in cultural landscapes is internationally recognised and will complement the integrated design-based nature and research strengths of the University's architectural courses.

"I welcome both the opportunities and the challenges this position offers," Professor Pollock-Ellwand said, "and the chance to be at the University of Adelaide and in Australia. I hope to build on earlier work done here and expand the international and collaborative aspects of the programs at the University's School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design."

Professor Pollock-Ellwand will join Professor Antony Radford, Professor of Architecture, and the interdisciplinary staff in the School.

The appointment reflects the School's focus on urban sustainability issues, design quality and environmental planning for South Australia's future. Adelaide's reputation as a well-planned and forward thinking city in the area of architectural and landscape design was a major drawcard for the Canadian professor.


Contact Details

Professor Ian Kowalick
Acting Head of the School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design
University of Adelaide
Business: (08) 8313 5475

Mr David Ellis
Deputy Director, Media and Corporate Relations
External Relations
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5414
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