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Architect , consultant , researcher , Science educator

Roderick John Lawrence, Australian social sciences educator. National Science Foundation Switzerland fellow, 1984. Member International Association Study of People and their Physical Surroundings (board directors since 1986, executive board 1994-2002, treasurer 1994-2002), Environmental Design Research Association, People and Physical Environmental Research Society, Open House International Association, New York Academy of Sciences.

Background

Lawrence, Roderick John was born on August 30, 1949 in Adelaide, Australia. Son of Keith and Babette Naomi (Radford) Lawrence.

Education

Bachelor of Science with first class honours, Adelaide University, Australia, 1972. Master of Science, Cambridge University, England, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy, Ecole Polytechnic, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1983.

Career

Architect Edwards, Madigan and Torzillo, Sydney, Australia, 1972-1974, S. Australian Housing Trust, Adelaide, 1973-1976. Research scholar St. John's College, Cambridge University, England, 1975-1977. Assistant professor Ecole Polytechnic Federal, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1978-1984.

Consultant Economic Commission Europe, Geneva, since 1984. Master teacher and researcher University Geneva, 1984-1999, professor Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, since 1999. Visiting professor University Quebec, Montreal, 1987.

Visiting fellow Flinders University, Adelaide, 1985. Member editorial board Architect and Behavior, 1980, Open House International, 1986, Netherlands Journal, Housing and the Built Environment, since 2002, Architectural Science Review, since 2006. Mem science advisory board on health and environmental, World Health Organization, since 1994, member European task force on housing and health, since 2001.

Consultant Urban Affairs division, Environment Directorate, Organization of European Cooperation and Development, Paris, since 1992. Speaker, guest lecturer various European and Australian universities.

Membership

Member International Association Study of People and their Physical Surroundings (board directors since 1986, Executive Board since 1994), Environmental Design Research Association, People and Physical Environmental Research Society, Open House International Association, International Sociological Association (regional editor for newsletter since 1988).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, bushwalking, skiing.

Connections

Married Clarisse Christine Gonet, September 30, 1977. Children: Xavier Gerard, Adrien Keith, Kevin John.

father:
Keith Lawrence

mother:
Babette Naomi (Radford) Lawrence

spouse:
Clarisse Christine Gonet

child:
Kevin John Lawrence

child:
Adrien Keith Lawrence

child:
Xavier Gerard Lawrence