About ATCH

atch logoATCH is a Research Centre in the School of Architecture at The University of Queensland, Australia. Under the direction of Dr Ashley Paine, ATCH offers a rigorous and collegial environment for academics and Higher Degree by Research candidates engaged with architectural history, theory, and criticism.

The Centre has one of the largest concentrations of researchers in architectural history and theory in Australasia. ATCH boasts a range of members consisting of postdoctoral research fellows, senior research fellows, teaching and research staff, research affiliates and Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates. ATCH engages critically with the history of buildings and architectural concepts, and with the past and present culture of architecture in relation to the visual arts, design, philosophy, cultural studies and urbanisation.

Priority areas of current research in the Centre include:

  • Digital cultural heritage
  • Museum and material/digital collection management
  • Architecture, exhibitions, and archives
  • Architecture in Queensland 1975-2000
  • The Digital Archive of Queensland Architecture (DAQA)
  • Modernism in the non-Western world

For additional information and enquiries, please contact:

ATCH Director, Dr Ashley Paine: a.paine@uq.edu.au

Past ATCH Directors
  • Professor John Macarthur (Founding Director) (2009-2018)
  • Associate Professor Antony Moulis (2018-2021)


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