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Lewis, Professor Miles
Date of birth: 1943
Place of birth: Amersham, England
Biography: Professor Miles Lewis is an Australian architectural historian, born in Amersham, England in 1943 and immigrated to Australia in 1947 . He attended Melbourne Grammar School and University of Melbourne. In 1970 Lewis received full-time appointment at the University of Melbourne where he works as Professor in the Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning. He is one of Australia's most notable Architectural historians, and a member of the Order of Australia. Lewis has undertaken research in a number of areas including vernacular architecture, urban conservation, urban renewal, prefabrication, urban policy, building history and others. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, a former President of Australia ICOMOS (1982-1983), of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand and of the Council for the Historic Environment (1980-1984). He is an immediate past President of the Town and Country Planning Association, and current Vice-President of the Comité International d’Architecture Vernaculaire (CIAV). He is a former member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Victoria (now VCAT) (1988-1990) and a former Auckland University Foundation Fellow. Professor Lewis has been a consultant on World Heritage listing and to the Getty Institute. He participated in the Tianjin Urban Conservation Study, China (1991-1994).
Activities/Occupation: Academics - Architecture, Architectural Historians
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