Philip Goad is the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Visiting Professor of Australian Studies (AY2019-20) at Harvard University and Chair of Architecture and Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor at the University of Melbourne.
He was trained as an architect and gained his PhD in architectural history at the University of Melbourne where he has taught since 1992 and was founding Director of the Melbourne School of Design (2007-12). He has been President of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia & New Zealand (SAHANZ), editor of its journal Fabrications, and in 2017, was elected Life Fellow. He has been President of the Australian Institute of Architects (Victorian Chapter) and in 2014, was elected Life Fellow. In 2008, he was made a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (FAHA).
He is co-author of Modernism and Australia: Documents on Art, Design and Architecture, 1917-1967 (Miegunyah Press, 2006) and Modern Times: The Untold Story of Modernism in Australia (Miegunyah Press with Powerhouse Publishing, 2008); co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture (Cambridge University Press, 2012); co-author of An Unfinished Experiment in Living: Australian Houses 1950-65 (UWA Press, 2017); Architecture and the Modern Hospital: Nosokomeion to Hygeia (Routledge, 2019); Bauhaus Diaspora and Beyond: Transforming Education through Art, Design and Architecture (Miegunyah Press and Power Publishing, 2019); and AustraliaModern: Architecture, Landscape and Design (Thames & Hudson, 2019).
He was co-curator of Augmented Australia at the Australian Pavilion at the Venice International Architecture Biennale (2014) and Visiting Patrick Geddes Fellow, University of Edinburgh (2016). He is currently researching his next books, one on Australian-US architectural relations, the other on Australian architect and critic Robin Boyd.