DR Jeff Turnbull

DR Jeff Turnbull


  • The architecture of Walter Burley Griffin & Marion Mahony Griffin (History of architecture, America & Australia)



  • Jeff studied architecture and town planning at the University of Melbourne, 1955-60, before postgraduate studies and tutoring at the Berkeley campus of the University of California, 1961-3. Since 1964 he has been teaching architectural design and history in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Melbourne. In December 2004 he graduated PhD (Architecture) at the University of Melbourne. His thesis entitled y?The Architecture of Newman Collegey? presents a new interpretation of the work of the Chicago architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin. During 1988 Jeff was a Visiting Professorial Fellow for the Griffin Exchange Program between the architecture schools at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Melbourne. Another outcome of the Exchange was the 450-page volume: Jeff Turnbull and Peter Navaretti (editors), The Griffins in Australia and India: the complete works of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin. Melbourne: Miegunyah Press, 1998. Currently a book about Newman College is being prepared for publication.   


Member of

  • Faculty of Architecture Building & Planning, University of Melbourne. Senior Fellow 2006 -
  • Architects registration Board of Victoria. Registered Architect 1964 - 2006


Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2004
  • MArch, University of California 1962
  • DipTRP, University of Melbourne 1962
  • BArch, University of Melbourne 1961

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, 2004