People

Dr Paul Hogben

Architectural Studies, Architecture, Urban Typologies

PhD (UNSW), MArchSt (UAdel) 

Room: 
4002
Building: 
Red Centre, West Wing
Phone: 
+61 2 9385 6345
Fax: 
+61 2 9385 4507
Research Activities: 

Paul has two principal research interests:

1. Public relations and marketing as they relate to the profession of architecture. Paul’s research investigates how public relations and marketing have become an integral part of professional life for architects and their representative organisations. Public relations can include media relations, advertising, campaign management, educational programs, political lobbying, social networking and industry relations. Paul's research uncovers the institutional, political, commercial and industrial interests that have driven the growth of this activity for the architectural profession. One of the aims of public relations activity is to achieve a level of control over messages and images for public consumption. Consequently, a branch of this research is studying how the imperatives of publicity and promotion interact with architectural discourse and criticism.

2. Australian architectural history. Paul’s research examines various aspects of architectural history in Australia, including the role played by the media in the promotion and legitimisation of architectural practices and built outcomes. A long standing interest has been Australian-American architectural relations and Paul is currently undertaking research into the work of Edward E. Raht, a German-born architect who arrived in Australia in 1891 to design and oversee the construction of buildings for the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States in Sydney and Melbourne.

From 2011 to 2016, and with his colleague Dr Judith O’Callaghan, Paul convened the Urban Typologies Research Cluster within the Faculty of Built Environment at UNSW Sydney. Over this period the cluster produced two edited books and hosted a major conference of architectural historians. The details are:

Hogben, Paul, and O'Callaghan, Judith, eds., Leisure Space: The Transformation of Sydney 1945-1970. Sydney: NewSouth Publishing, 2014. www.newsouthbooks.com.au/books/leisure-space-transformation-Sydney. This book was shortlisted for the 2015 NSW Premier's History Awards in the Community and Regional History category.

O'Callaghan, Judith, Hogben, Paul, and Freestone, Robert, eds., Sydney's Martin Place: A Cultural and Design History. Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 2016. https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/general-books/history/Sydneys-Martin-Place-Edited-by-Judith-OCallaghan-Paul-Hogben-and-Robert-Freestone-9781760293628

Hogben, Paul, and O'Callaghan, Judith, eds., Architecture, Institutions and Change: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand. Sydney: SAHANZ, 2015. http://sahanz2015.be.unsw.edu.au/papers/SAHANZ%202015%20-%20Front%20pages%20&%20Table%20of%20Contents.pdf

 

Grants: 

Internal Faculty Grants

2014 Faculty Research Grant for ‘A study of the Australian buildings designed by Edward E Raht’.

2012 Faculty Research Grant for ‘Landscapes of Leisure and Pleasure in Modern Sydney 1945‐70’ (with Judith O’Callaghan and other members of the BE Urban Typologies Research Cluster).

2009 Research Linkage Grant for ‘Identifying University of New South Wales connections to the Sydney Opera House during the period 1955 to 2009’ (with Ann Quinlan and David Lindaya).

2008 Research Linkage Grant for ‘Australian Architects in America, 1880-1916’ (with Joshua Wrathall).

External Grants and Sponsorships

2013 City of Sydney History Publication Sponsorship (with Judith O’Callaghan)

Awards: 

J M Freeland Prize for a significant research achievement by a student in the field of History and/or Conservation of the Built Environment

Teaching & Supervision: 

Dr Paul Hogben has been teaching in the fields of architectural history, theory and design since 1993. Before joining UNSW in 1998, he taught at the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia. While architectural history and theory form the core of his teaching expertise, he also teaches in the area of research practice and has been a guest critic in design studio courses over many years. His courses currently include BENV2255 Architecture in Sydney and ARCH1322 Architectural History and Theory 3, a course devoted to the study of architecture in Australia.

Paul is engaged in postgraduate research supervision. His past research students have been Dr Milton Cameron (PhD topic: Modernist houses in Canberra) and Dr Alanya Knowles (PhD topic: Celebrity and architects). His current students are Steven Chang (PhD topic: Retail architecture in Taiwan); Ella Roessler-Holgate (PhD topic: Bungalow architecture in Australia); Rowan Gower (PhD topic: Australian embassy buildings) and Annalisa Capurro (MPhil topic: The work of Russell Jack).

Engagement: 
Memberships

Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand

Historic Houses Association of Australia

Publications:
Books

Ruan X; Hogben PE, (eds.), 2007, Topophilia and Topophobia: Reflections of Twentieth-Century Human Habitat, Routledge Press, London

Book Chapters

Hogben PE, 2016, 'A Sydney Social Hub: The Australia Hotel and the Commercial Travellers' Association of NSW', in O'Callaghan J; Hogben P; Freestone R (ed.), Sydney's Martin Place: A Cultural and Design History, edn. 1, Allen & Unswin, Crows Nest, NSW, Australia, pp. 139-154, https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/general-books/history/Sydneys-Martin-Place-Edited-by-Judith-OCallaghan-Paul-Hogben-and-Robert-Freestone-9781760293628

O'Callaghan JM; Hogben P; Freestone R, 2016, 'Introduction', in Sydney's Martin Place: A Cultural and Design History, pp. xi-xiii

Hogben PE, 2014, 'Double Modernity: The first international hotels', in Hogben P; O'Callaghan J (ed.), Leisure Space: The transformation of Sydney 1945-1970, edn. 1, NewSouth Publishing, Sydney, http://www.newsouthpublishing.com/

O'Callaghan JM; Hogben P, 2014, 'Leisure in Sydney during 'the long boom'', in Hogben P; O'Callaghan J (ed.), Leisure Space: The Transformation of Sydney 1945-1970, edn. 1, NewSouth Publishing, Sydney, pp. 14-29, http://newsouthpublishing.com/

Hogben PE, 2012, 'International Comparison as Critical Strategy', in Stead N (ed.), Semi-Detached: Writing, Representation and Criticism in Architecture, edn. Original, Uro Media, Melbourne, pp. 197-210

Hogben PE, 2009, 'The Spectre of the Skyscraper: An Exploration of Images', in Skyplane: What effect do towers have on urbanism, sustainability, the workplace and historic city centres?, edn. First, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 108-121

Ruan X; Hogben PE, 2007, 'Architectural Enclosure: A Prologue to Topophilia', in Ruan X; Hogben P (ed.), Topophilia and Topophobia: Reflections of Twentieth-Century Human Habitat, edn. First, Routledge Press, London, pp. 1-11

Journal articles

Hogben P, 2018, 'James Green ("De Libra") and 'Sydney Architecture Aesthetically Considered'', Fabrications: the journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, vol. 28, pp. 375-400

Hogben PE, 2012, 'Architecture and Arts and the Mediation of American Architecture in Post-war Australia', Fabrications, vol. 22, pp. 30-57

Hogben PE, 2011, 'The Tender Information Economy of the Colonial Building Press in Australia', Fabrications. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, vol. 20, pp. 108-127

Hogben PE, 2004, '100 Years of Advertising', Architecture Australia, vol. 93, pp. 20-23

Stead NJ; Hogben PE, 2004, 'Rhetoric and Tone', Architecture Australia, vol. 93, pp. 26-30

Hogben PE, 2001, 'Maintaining an Image of Objectivity: Reflections on an Institutional Anxiety', Architectual Theory Review, pp. 63-75

Hogben PE, 2000, 'Marketing fever', Fabrications. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, vol. 11, pp. 79-95

Hogben PE, 2000, 'Nationalism in Australian architectural history, 1890-1920: a discourse analysis', Architectual Theory Review, vol. 5, pp. 94-111

Hogben PE, 2000, 'The look of expertise, towards a history of building product advertising', Transition, pp. 30-39, 173

Hogben PE, 1999, 'Managing An Image of Objectivity: Architecture in Australia During the 1960s', InSite, vol. 1

Hogben PE, 1999, 'The Commercialization of Architecture in Australia, 1975-1980', Fabrications. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, pp. 53-67

Conference Papers

Hogben P, 2018, '“An index of real effect”: Early Photographic Reproductions in Australia’s Building Press', in Merwood-Salisbury J; Dudding M; McDonald C (eds.), Historiographies of Technology & Architecture: Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand, SAHANZ, Wellington, New Zealand, pp. 232-246, presented at Historiographies of Technology & Architecture, Wellington, New Zealand, 04 - 07 July 2018

Hogben PE, 2016, 'Explaining the Equitable's Australian Buildings', in Brennan A; Goad P (eds.), Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, SAHANZ, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, pp. 288-297, presented at GOLD: The 33rd Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 06 - 09 July 2016, http://sahanz2016.msd.unimelb.edu.au/papers/SAHANZ-2016-Front-Pages-and-Table-of-Contents.pdf

Hogben; O'Callaghan JM, 2013, 'Leisure Capital: Sydney and the Post-war Leisure Boom', in Brown A; Leach A (eds.), Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand 30, Open, Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand, Gold Coast, Queensland, pp. 125-137, presented at The 30th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Gold Coast, Queensland, 02 - 05 July 2013, http://www.griffith.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/531620/R01_01_Hogben-OCallaghan_Leisure-Capital.pdf

Hogben PE, 2011, 'Edward Bernays, Public Relations Consultancy and Architectural Discourse', in Audience: Proceedings of the 28th International SAHANZ conference, edited by Anthony Moulis and Deborah van der Plaat, Brisbane, SAHANZ, Brisbane, presented at Audience, Brisbane, 07 - 10 July 2011

Hogben PE, 2007, 'Advertising to Architects: Creating Desire and Establishing Credibility in the Case of Aluminium', in Techniques and Technologies; Transfer and Transformation: 4th International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia, Techniques and Technologies; Transfer and Transformation: 4th International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia, Sydney, presented at Techniques and Technologies; Transfer and Transformation: 4th International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia, Sydney, 27 - 29 September 2007

Hogben PE, 2007, 'Gentlemanly Discourse and Architectural Spectatorship: Spectacular American Eyes, 1893-1916', in XXIVth International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand, 23rd International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Freemantle, Australia, presented at 23rd International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Freemantle, Australia, 29 September - 02 October 2006

Hogben PE, 2003, 'The Aftermath of Pleasures: Untold Stories of Post-Modern Architecture in Australia', in TASA 2003, TASA 2003, Faculty of Architecture University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, presented at TASA 2003, Faculty of Architecture University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 03 - 05 October 2003

Hogben PE, 2002, 'Making the Profession Speak: Political Lobbying for Architects', in Additions to Architectural History, Additions to Architectural History, Brisbane, Qld, presented at Additions to Architectural History, Brisbane, Qld, 04 - 07 October 2002

Hogben PE, 2000, 'Sociological strains in the analysis of the architectural profession', in Formulation fabrication: the architecture of history, Formulation fabrication: the architecture of history, Wellington, New Zealand, presented at Formulation fabrication: the architecture of history, Wellington, New Zealand, 13 - 17 November 2000

Hogben PE, 1999, 'The Profession of Architecture and the `Gospel fo Service`', in 16th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand, 16th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand, Launceston and Hobart, presented at 16th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand, Launceston and Hobart, 28 September - 01 October 1999

Conference Proceedings (Editor of)

O'Callaghan JM; Hogben P, (eds.), 2015, 'Architecture, Institutions, Change. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand', in Architecture, Institutions, Change. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, SAHANZ, Sydney, presented at 32nd Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, 07 - 10 July 2015, http://sahanz2015.be.unsw.edu.au/papers/SAHANZ%202015%20-%20Front%20pages%20&%20Table%20of%20Contents.pdf

Edited Books

2016, Sydney's Martin Place: A cultural and design history, Allen and Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW, https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/general-books/history/Sydneys-Martin-Place-Edited-by-Judith-OCallaghan-Paul-Hogben-and-Robert-Freestone-9781760293628

Hogben P; O'Callaghan J, 2014, Leisure Space: The Transformation of Sydney 1945-1970, NewSouth Publishing, Sydney, https://www.newsouthbooks.com.au/books/leisure-space-transformation-Sydney/