Rachel Hurst

Dr Rachel Hurst FRAIA is a Senior Lecturer in architecture and Design Studio coordinator for the Architecture programs of the School of Art Architecture + Design. She has a background of architectural practice, and for ten years was a partner in a design firm specialising in small scale and residential projects.

An award-winning university teacher and an international researcher, her work has been widely published in books, journals, and conferences, as well as publicly exhibited. Exemplifying her interest in the holistic nature of architecture, it explores multi-disciplinary approaches to practice-based design, expanded fields of representation, modern architectural history, criticism, and design education. Rachel is a Contributing Editor for Architecture Australia, and frequent contributor to a range of national design journals such as Architecture AU, Monument, Artichoke and Houses. She receives regular commissions to contribute to architectural monographs of nationally significant practices.

Rachel graduated from the South Australian Institute of Technology in 1978 with a Bachelor of Architecture [equivalent to current UniSA professional Master of Architecture] and the Architects Board of SA Travelling Prize. Under the supervision of Prof. Sand Helsel, Dr. Mel Dodd and Dr Richard Black at RMIT, her PhD by practice was awarded in 2016. Titled The Gentle Hand and the Greedy Eye: an everyday baroque practice in architecture, it was awarded the Pinnacle and Judge’s Choice Awards for Publication in the 2016 Australian Graphic Design Awards, and finalist in the NGV Cornish Family Art Book Publishing Prize 2017. In 2019 she was made a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects for her contributions to the profession.

Drawing

 

A million hours of plans: compilation_2017

 

Megalomaniacal plans: a conversation across 236 years_2018

A million hours of plans: D.1 detail_2017

Megalomaniacal plans: a conversation across 236 years_2018

Travel sketchbooks 2014_2019

Table maps: detail 2012

Venice Codex: Rachel Hurst+ Beatrice Wharldall 2014

Painting

Memento Mori for my Mother’s Mahogany [MMMM]: detail_2013

MMMM: detail_2013

MMMM_2013

Bishop of Ostia P.03_2013

Vanitas P.01_2013

Miralles P.01_2011

Villa Savoye P.02_2011

MMMM: detail_2013

Mt. Sturgeon GTRT D.08_2014

Ormond GTRT D.10_2014

A million hours of plans P.1_2017

A million hours of plans P.1 detail_2017

A million hours of plans P.2 detail_2017

Furniture

 

R.813_2013

R.813 detail_2013

R.813 detail_2013

R.813_2013

R.128 closed_2016

 

R.128 detail_2016

R.128 open_2016

 

R.128 detail_2016

Installation

 

The gentle hand + the greedy eye_RMIT 2016

 

The gentle hand + the greedy eye_RMIT 2016

 

Manual: inscriptions of the everyday_SASA 2013

Intimate Immensities_SASA 2010

TimesTables_Tabulations_45 downstairs 2013

TimesTables_Tabulations_45 downstairs 2013

 

Mixed Media

 

Tabulations + R.128_SASA 2013

Tabulations 2012_13

 

Goodbye Table Road Trip detail_2014

 

The gentle hand + the greedy eye detail_RMIT 2016

Souvenir me_2013

 

Garment for Chenchow Little: Rachel Hurst + Jane Lawrence 2010

 

daedala of everyday places_2018

Writing

 

The gentle hand + the greedy eye Rachel Hurst + Catherine Griffiths 2016

The gentle hand + the greedy eye Rachel Hurst + Catherine Griffiths 2016

 

The gentle hand + the greedy eye Rachel Hurst + Catherine Griffiths 2016

 

Dear John_This Building Likes Me 2017

 

[un]common earth: Rachel Hurst + Mulloway Studio Venice 2014

Lahznimmo_2015

Materiality: Rachel Hurst + Newell Platten 2015