Researcher biography

Associate Professor Chris Landorf is a registered architect in the School of Architecture at the University of Queensland (UQ). She holds postgraduate qualifications in business administration, facility management and a PhD on the sustainable management of historic environments. She is recognised for her work on the application of digital technology to historic cultural landscapes. In April 2017, she co-convened an international conference in Brisbane titled digital cultural heritage: FUTURE VISIONS. In September 2017, she co-convened a sister symposium in London in association with University College London's Bartlett Real Estate Institute. The conferences attracted scholars and practitioners interested in digital technologies and their application in everyday heritage practice, including tourism engagement and conservation management. Chris is additionally recognised for her work on the management of complex historic cultural landscapes, including urban and industrial landscapes. In January 2018, she presented a 3-hour workshop on the management of mining heritage as part of the Taiwan Bureau of Cultural Heritage Industrial Culture Assets Talent Training and Exchange Program.

Chris is also recognised for her work on the development of digital resources and integrated inquiry-based learning methods for the teaching of architectural technology and construction. This has been supported by two recent grants, a $220,000 OLT Innovation and Development Grant awarded for 2014-16 and titled 'Developing a 4D inter-disciplinary learning environment for construction industry professionals', and a $200,000 UQ Technology Enhanced Learning Signature Project awarded for 2015-16 and titled 'Developing an integrated 5-dimensional technology learning experience for architecture students'. As a former Director of Teaching and Learning within UQ's School of Architecture and a former Head of the School of Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia, Chris has had significant experience with procedure development, strategic planning and implementation. She has led curriculum reviews in the Bachelor of Architectural Design and Master of Architecture programs, including the development of new course aims, content and teaching, assessment and evaluation methods to meet professional competency standards and University graduate attributes. She was a member of the Australian and New Zealand Architecture Program Accreditation Procedure Development Group in 2016-17 and has sat on numerous national architecture program accreditation panels.


Registered Architect, NSW Architects Registration Board Fellow, Australian Institute of Architects Member, European Archaeology Association Member, International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE) Member, International Association PeopleEnvironment Studies Member, International Planning History Society (IPHS) Member, Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Associate Member, Australia International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)

Featured projects Duration
digital cultural heritage: FUTURE VISIONS

Areas of research