Miles Lewis

Miles Lewis

Miles Lewis is an architectural historian; Professor in the Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning at the University of Melbourne who writes and lectures on the founding and history of Melbourne.

Miles Lewis may not like being referred to as a 'Melburnian' given he was born in England but his CV and life work show he is a respected local historian.

Miles Lewis


AM, FAHA, FRSA, BArch(Hons), BA, PhD.

Architectural historian; Professor in the Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning at the University of Melbourne; editor and principal author of Architectura (London and New York 2008); author of Victorian Primitive, Don John of Balaclava, The Essential Maldon, Two Hundred Years of Concrete in Australia, Victorian Churches, Melbourne the City's History, Suburban Backlash, and numerous articles and papers on architectural and building history, urban conservation, urban renewal and housing policy; honorary life member of the Comite International d'Architecture Vernaculaire.

Curriculum Vitae

Born England 1943; arrived Australia 1947, educated Melbourne Grammar School and Melbourne University; finalist, Rome Scholarship 1966; University of Melbourne Special Award 1966-1969; full-time appointment at Melbourne University from 1970. Elected to fellowship of the Australian Academy of Humanities, 1988. Part time member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Victoria, 1988-90. Visiting Scholar in Historical Archaeology and Architecture, University of Sydney 1990-1991. Participant in the Tianjin Urban Conservation Study, China, 1991-4; Honorary Research Associate in Historic & Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Sydney, 1993-7; Auckland University Foundation Fellow for 1996.

Citation for Member of the Order of Australia: For service to architectural history, heritage protection and urban planning, particularly through policy development and professional organisations.

Citation for Centenary Medal: For service to Australian society and the humanities in the study of architectural history.

History of Melbourne

Anyone interested in the history of Melbourne, or researching its past would do well to visit Local History for Illustrated Lectures on the Foundation of Melbourne, Melbourne to 1845, Inner Melbourne, My Melbourne, Jolimont in Context, North Fitzroy, Toorak Mansions and Maldon.


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