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Publications and Reports (1963-2010)

Theatres, Cinemas, and Performing Arts Centres, including Heritage Reports.

BOOKS, MONOGRAPHS AND CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

Thorne, R. (1970) Community (Amateur) Theatre, Sydney: Architectural Research Foundation, University of Sydney, 76p.

 

Thorne, R. (1971) Theatre Buildings in Australia to 1905: from the time of the first settlement to arrival of cinema, 2 vols., Sydney: Architectural Research Foundation, University of Sydney.Vol.1, 226p; Vol.2, 143p.

“This splendid work is far more than thesis scholarship. From the cities to the gold-mine shanties, it crystallises the role of theatrical life in the historic community, in social, economic, and architectural terms. This set will become one of the great bibliographic rarities in the early future”
Max Harris, The Australian, 24 June 1972.

 

Thorne, R. and Frame, P. (1972) Country Theatre: aspects of audience, financial support and the buildings used, with particular reference to New South Wales, Department of Architecture, University of Sydney, 146p. [Invited to undertake the related research by the NSW Arts Council.]

 

Uren, T. and Thorne, R. on behalf of the Architectural Psychology Research Unit (1973) Performing Arts in Country Towns: buildings which house the performing arts in three towns in New South Wales, Architectural Psychology Research Unit, University of Sydney, 34p.

 

Thorne, R. (1976) Picture Palace Architecture in Australia, Melbourne: Sun-Academy, 80p.

“Ross Thorne’s amusing and beautiful book of ornate popular archi- tecture has an erudite historical note by the author who is Associate Professor of Architecture at Sydney University. . .”
Isobel Wood, The Australian, 23 October 1976

 

Thorne, R. (1977) Theatres in Australia: an historical perspective of significant buildings, (Kathleen Robinson lecture delivered at the University of Sydney, June 22, 1976.) Department of Architecture, University of Sydney, 60p.

 

Thorne, R. (1979) Housing the Arts: Establishing Community Arts Centres or Performing Arts Facilities, Vol. 1. “Development and Administration of Community Arts and Performance Facilities”, 81 p; Vol. 2. “Detailed Descriptions of Centres Surveyed”, 175 p. North Sydney: Australia Council, Arts Information Program.

 

Thorne, R. (1981) Cinemas of Australia via U.S.A., Sydney: Architecture Department, University of Sydney, 388p.

“In summary, this book is required reading for anyone at all inter- ested in cinema history and personalities in the cinema business. Such a vast collection of material could never be expected under normal circumstances and probably will never be attempted again for generations”. James R. Stuart, Architecture Australia, March, 1982

 

Thorne, R. (1986) “Amphitheatres” in Australian Circus Sources, edited by Mark St. Leon, Ultimo, NSW: M. St. Leon.

 

Thorne, R. (1992) “Performing Arts Centres: The phenomenon, and what has influenced their being” in Spinks, K. (Ed.)

 

Australian Theatre Design, Sydney: Australian Production Designers Association NSW Inc., pp.1-67.

 

Cochran, C. in association with Thorne, R. (1993) Cultural Heritage Assessment: Report on St James Theatre, Courtney Place, Wellington, NZ. Wellington, NZ: New Zealand Historic Places Trust.

 

Thorne, R. and Cork, K.(1994) For All the King’s Men: The Kings Theatres of Sydney, NSW. Campbelltown, NSW: Australian Theatre Historical Society, 86p.

 

Thorne, R. (1995) “Theatres”(majorentry) InParsons,P.(ed.),TheCompaniontoTheatreinAustralia,Sydney:Currency Press in association with Cambridge University Press, pp.589-595. (An abbreviation of this entry appears in the Concise Companion to Theatre in Australia. Sydney: Currency Press, 1997, pp.285-287).

 

Thorne, R. Tod, L. and Cork, K. (1996). Movie Theatre Heritage Register for NSW, 1896-1996, Sydney: Department of Architecture, University of Sydney; (1997) second edition, updated and corrected, titled Heritage of Movie Theatres in NSW, 1896-1996, 436 p.

 

Thorne, R. (2001) “Palaces of Pleasure: Cinema Design”. In Ferson, M. & Nilson, M. (eds), Art Deco in Australia: Sunrise over the Pacific Sydney: Craftsman House, 187-197.

BOOKS, MONOGRAPHS AND CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

Thorne, R. (1972) “A Vanishing Era: the Art Deco Suburban Picture Palace”, Architecture in Australia, Vol.61, No.4, pp.417-421.

 

Thorne, R. (1975) “Interiors: the New-Found Adaptability of the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall”, Architecture in Australia, Vol. 64, No.3, pp.84-85.

 

Thorne, R. (1976) “Building Theatres for Communities: an outline of the development in theatre buildings in Australia”, Building Theatres for Communities. (Proceedings of a Symposium on Theatre Design, Adelaide Festival Centre, November 1974.) Adelaide Festival Centre, pp.17-24.

 

Thorne, R. (1977) “Hobart’s Historic Theatre Royal”, Theatre Australia, June, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp.16-19. Thorne, R. (1977) “Sydney’s Theatres. Part 1 & 2”, Theatre Australia, November and December, Vol. 2, Nos. 6 and 7, pp.22-23 and pp.22-23.

 

Thorne, R. (1978) “Melbourne’s Lost Theatres, Part 1 & 2”, Theatre Australia, May and July, Vol. 2, Nos. 10 and 12, pp.16-18 and pp.11-13. Thorne, R. (1979) “Sydney’s Lost Theatres” Parts 1 and 2, Theatre Australia, August and September, Vol.4, No.1 and 2, pp.14-15 and pp.13-14.

 

Thorne, R. (1979) “Theatre Buildings as one Indicator of the Social History of Australia”, Architecture Australia, September, Vol. 68, No. 4, pp.53-57. Thorne, R. (1981) “State Theatre” Architecture Australia, July, Vol. 70, No.3, pp.38-45.

 

Thorne, R. (1985) The Capitol Theatre: A Case for Retention, Sydney: Department of Architecture, University of Sydney, 19 p. Thorne, R. (1986) “A Brief History of Theatres of Launceston”, Kino, Journal of the Australian Theatre Historical Society, No.18, December, pp.14-18.

 

Thorne, R. (1993) “Front Stalls or Back: The History and Heritage of Newcastle Theatres: An Introduction”, Kino, No.44, pp.30-34.

 

Thorne, R. (1994) “Modernist Form in Early 20th Century Theatres in Australia”. Fabrications, Journal of the Society of 3 Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, 5, September, pp.87-113.

 

Thorne, R. (1995) Sixty two ‘minor’ entries (from 200 to 900 words each). In Parsons, P. (ed) Companion to Theatre in Australia, Sydney: Currency Press in association with Cambridge University Press: Adelaide Festival Centre, 29-30; Athenaeum Theatre (Melbourne) 64; Barr-Smith Theatre (Adelaide), 82; Belvoir Street Theatre (Sydney), 85; Bijou Theatre (Melbourne), 87-88; Tom Brown (Theatre Consultant), 109; Canberra Theatre Centre, 125; Capitol Theatre (Sydney), 126; Chiltern Theatre (Victoria), 135; Criterion Theatre (Sydney), 168; Elizabethan Theatre (Newtown, Sydney), 201; Vivian Fraser (Architect), 235; Fullers’ National Theatre (Sydney), 239; Her Majesty’s Theatres: Adelaide 268; Ballarat 268; Brisbane 268-269; Melbourne 269; Sydney (1887-1933) 269-270; Sydney (1960- ) 270; Perth 277; Kings Theatre (Melbourne) 316; Kinsela’s Cabaret Theatre (Sydney) 316; Majestic Theatre (Adelaide), 338; Minerva Theatre (Potts Point, Sydney) 369; New Fortune Theatre (Perth), 399; Olympic Theatre (Melbourne), 422-423; Palace Theatre (Sydney), 423; Palais Theatre (St Kilda, Melbourne), 423; Performing Arts Centres, 432-434; Peter Parkinson (Architect), 426; Phillip Street Theatre (Sydney), 441; William Pitt Jnr. (Architect), 443; Playbox Theatre (Sydney), 444; Prince of Wales Theatre (Sydney), 464; Princess Theatre (Bendigo), 465; Princess Theatre (Melbourne) with Robin Riddett, 465; Queens Theatre (Adelaide), 471-472; Queensland Performing Arts Complex, 472; Royal Standard Theatre (Sydney), 511; Royal Victoria Theatre (Melbourrne), 511; Royal Victoria Theatre (Sydney), 512; Russell Street Theatre (Melbourne), 514; Seymour Theatre Centre (Sydney), 521; Sidaways Theatre (Sydney), 529-530; St Martin’s Theatre Co. with Sally Dawes, 542-544; Stables Theatre (Sydney), 544; Sydney Opera House, 571; Theatres Royal, Adelaide,582-583; Brisbane, 583; Castlemaine, 583; Hobart (with Gillian Winter), 583- 584; Launceston, 584; Melbourne, 584-585; Sydney (1833-1838), 585-586; Sydney (1875-1972, 1976--), 586; Tivoli Theatres, Brisbane, 604; Melbourne, 604-605; Sydney (1890-1929), 605; Sydney (1911-1966), 605-606; Victorian Arts Centre (Melbourne), 624; Wharf Theatre (Sydney), 635-636; Henry E. White (Architect).

 

Thorne, R. (1996) “That’s entertainment: cinema and theatre architecture”, Architecture Bulletin, April, pp.10-11.

 

Thorne, R. (1996)“Australian cinema history”, SPEC news, April No.6, pp.6-8.

 

Thorne, R. (1997) “From Silence to Sound—Changes in the Design of Movie Theatres”, Australasian Sound Archive, 23, Spring, pp.32-42.

 

Thorne, R. (2001), “From Concert Hall to Cinema”, KINO Cinema Quarterly, publication of the Australian Cinema Theatre Society, No. 78, Summer, pp. 6-9.

 

Thorne, R. and Adey, J. (2002), “Haymarket/Civic/Palladium/Barclay: Sydneys Greatest Entertainment Value”, KINO Cinema Quarterly, publication of the Australian Cinema Theatre Society, No. 79, Autumn, 19-23.

 

Thorne, R. (2002), “Melbourne’s Deluxe Deluxe”, KINO Cinema Quarterly, No. 80, Winter 2002, p.12.

 

Thorne, R. (2002), “Person-Environment Conditions that Inspired Regulatory and other Changes to Occur in Building Design from the 19th into the middle 20th Centuries: The case of theatre design”, People and Physical Environment Research, No. 57, pp.39-62.

 

Thorne, R. (2003), “Home Movie (Theatre) Memories”, Kino Cinema Quarterly, Part One, No. 83, pp.38,39; Part Two, KCQ, No. 84, pp.38-40.

 

Thorne, R. (2003) “Theatres”. In Whiteoak, J. and Scott-Maxwell, A., eds., Currency Companion to Music and Dance in Australia, Strawberry Hills, NSW: Currency House, pp.656-659.

 

Thorne, R. and Fricke, F.,(2003) “Concert Halls”,. In Whiteoak, J. and Scott-Maxwell, A. eds., Currency Companion to Music and Dance in Australia, Strawberry Hills, NSW: Currency House, pp. 181,182.

 

Thorne, R. (2004),“A Theatre-cum-Cinema on Bishop Mesac’s land in Junee”, Journal of Anglican Historical Society Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn, No. 38, October.

 

Thorne, R. (2006), “Flicks in the Sticks”, Kino Cinema Quarterly, No. 96, Winter 2006, pp.32-33.

 

Thorne, R. (2006), “A study of the type of historical research needed to establish heritage significance: The case of early theatres in Junee, New South Wales”, People and Physical Environment Research (Cultural Heritage of Australian 4 Cinema-Theatres), Nos. 58-60, pp.5-23.

 

Cork, R. and Thorne, R. (2006), “The social significance of the picture theatre: How many people did attend picture theatres in New South Wales before television and video?” People and Physical Environment Research (Cultural Heritage of Australian Cinema-Theatres), Nos. 58-60, pp.48-67.

 

Thorne, R. (2006), “The social and aural environment as part of the ‘presentation’ used to attract audiences to picture theatres, circa 1910 to 1955”, People and Physical Environment Research (Cultural Heritage of Australian Cinema-Theatres), Nos. 58-60, pp.68-86.

 

Thorne, R. (2006) “Problems of heritage assessment: A case study of the Athenium (sic) Theatre, Junee, New South Wales”, including an Appendix “A statistical ‘picture’ of movie theatres in NSW in 1951, with the state of those buildings in 2003”, People and Physical Environment Research (Cultural Heritage of Australian Cinema-Theatres), Nos. 58-60, pp.92-126.

 

Thorne, R. (2007), “Rethinking distribution: developing the parameters for a micro-analysis of the movement of motion pictures”, Studies in Australasian Cinema, 1, 3, pp.315-331.

 

Thorne, R. and Gray, W. (2008), “Flicks in the Sticks at Junee: The Early Theatres of Junee”, Kino Cinema Quarterly, No.104, Winter 2008, pp.15-17.

 

Thorne, R. (2008) “Athenium Theatre [Junee]”, Kino Cinema Quarterly, No. 105, Spring 2008.

 

Thorne, R. (2008), “The Heritage Significance of the Cinema-Going Experience in New South Wales”, in Catherine Fowler and Rochelle Simmons, eds., Remapping Cinema, Remaking History: Proceedings of the XIVth Biennial Conference of the Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand, Dunedin; Volume One: Refereed Abstracts, Dunedin: University of Otago, Department of Media, Film and Communications (ISBN 978-0-473-13889-9).

 

Thorne, R. (2009), “H. Vivian Taylor, Theatre Architect and first Acoustic Consultant”, CinemaRecord, No. 62, Edition 1, pp.10,11.

 

REPORTS AND CONSULTANCIES

Thorne, R. on behalf of the University of Sydney (1979), Australia Council. Survey of a sample of arts/crafts and performing arts facilities across Australia according to their suitability for designated functions, together with the preparation of a guide for local government and local arts groups on how to establish an arts facility (published “kit”).

 

Thorne, R. with sub-consultants K. Cork and L. Tod. (1983) Heritage Council of N.S.W.: Theatres and Cinemas of New South Wales prepared from current knowledge - revised 1985.

 

Thorne, R. (1984) Heritage Council of NSW: Preparation of historical evidence and heritage argument for the Commission of Inquiry on the Odeon Theatre, Manly (Sydney).

 

Thorne, R. (1985) Heritage Council of NSW: Preparation of evidence for the Commission of Inquiry on the Wintergarden Theatre, Rose Bay (Sydney).

 

Thorne, R., with Howells, T. (1986) Heritage Council of NSW: Preparation of architectural and historical evidence, and heritage argument for the Commission of Inquiry on the Regent Theatre, Sydney.

 

Thorne, R., Hon. Consultant (1986) Royal Australian Institute of Architects. NSW Chapter: To prepare the draft brief, and be an assessor of the Capitol Theatre/Haymarket Ideas Competition.

 

Thorne, R. (1987) Clive Lucas and Partners, Architects: Historical report on detailed design features of the Memorial Theatre (originally Academy of Music, 1875, later Her Majesty’s Theatre 1898), Ballarat.

 

Thorne, R. (1987) New Zealand Historic Places Trust: To prepare and present the historical and architectural evidence for the Trust at the Wellington City Corporation Inquiry on the St. James Theatre, Wellington, and inspect and report on the Her Majesty’s, the Civic and St James Theatres, Auckland. 5

 

Thorne, R. on behalf of the University of Sydney (1988) Australian Heritage Commission: Provided a summary of the history of theatre and cinema buildings in Australia, and architectural type-profiles for eight (8) styles of theatre/ cinema buildings that existed in Australia from 1900 to the 1950s, in 12 illustrated volumes.

 

Thorne, R. (on behalf of the University of Sydney) (1993) Visit and report on conservation of St James Theatre, Wellington, NZ, for New Zealand Historic Places Trust.

 

Thorne, R.(1996) For J. Ziade. To prepare a presentation to the Randwick Municipal Council in suport of the owner for the preservation of the Ritz Theatre, Randwick, and proposed additions to make it viable economically.

 

Thorne, R. (1997) To prepare and compile a report for the Woollahra Municipal Council on the heritage significance of the building at 696 Old South Head Road known formerly as the Kings Theatre, Rose Bay North.

 

Thorne, R. (1999), To prepare and compile a heritage report for the Heritage Office (NSW) on the Saraton Theatre, Grafton, for the purpose of consideration of listing the building on the NSW Heritage Register.

 

Thorne, R. (2003), To prepare a heritage assessment for the NSW Heritage Office on the JADDA Centre, formerly the Athenium (sic) Theatre, Junee, for the purpose of consideration of listing the building on the NSW Heritage Register.

 

Thorne, R. (2009), For the preparation and presentation of submission made on behalf of the Victorian Solicitor’s Office to the (Victorian) Heritage Council Hearing on the Palais Theatre, St Kilda, Artefacts and their heritage value.

 

Thorne, R. (2010), Architectural (Heritage) Assessment of Union Hall [theatre], University of Adelaide, for South Australian Heritage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Person-Environment Research Housing surveys, housing for the elderly, office buildings and environments, evaluation of environments, community opinion on buildings..

BOOKS, MONOGRAPHS AND CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

Hall, R., Metcalfe, J., Purcell, T. and Thorne, R. (1972) (alphabetical order)
“The Relationship between Architecture and the Social Sciences”
“Psychological Factors in Office Design and Layout”
“Housing: Psychological Factors Related to Design of Individual Dwelling Units” “Selective Perception in Architecture”
“Information about Human Behaviour : the activity of data collection and analysis”
Social Sciences in Environmental Design: A series of eleven papers presented at the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, N.S.W. Chapter, Sydney, Architectural Psychology Research Unit, University of Sydney, pp.1-6, 7-17, 19-34, 95-106 and 117-126 respectively.

 

Purcell, A.T., Hall, R., Thorne, R. and Metcalfe, J.R. (1973) “Models of Man and Environmental Standards for Tall Buildings” in Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Conferences on the Planning and Design of Tall Buildings, edited by R.M. Aynslie and H.J. Cowan, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania: Joint Committee on Tall Buildings, Lehigh University.

 

Thorne,R. (1974) “Perception and the Architect” and “The Perception of the Architect’s Space” in A Short Course in Architectural Psychology. (Edited proceedings of a five day course presented at the Department of Architecture, University of Sydney.) Sydney: Architectural Psychology Research Unit, University of Sydney, pp.27-44 and 45-78 respectively.

 

Thorne, R., and Purcell, A.T. (1976) Spaces for Pedestrian Use in the City of Sydney. Sydney: Architectural Psychology Research Unit, University of Sydney, 96p.

 

Purcell, A.T. and Thorne, R. (1977) Assessment of Community Needs for Arts-Cultural Facilities in an Urban Local Government Area, Sydney: Architectural Psychology Research Unit, University of Sydney, 112 p.

“This is a book which is highly recommended to any council giving serious consideration to the reassessing and updating of arts and cultural facilities in its area. It does not provide neatly parcelled- up solutions to the very complex array of questions which are to be confronted in such an undertaking, but it does provide specific guidelines for conducting the necessary research and analysing the results.”
Local Government Bulletin, February 1978

 

Thorne, R., Diesner, M., Munro-Clark, M. and Hall, R. (1980) Consumer Survey of Housing Demand, Sydney: 18-39 Year Age Group. Sydney: I.B. Fell Research Centre, University of Sydney, 91p.

 

Thorne,R. and Arden, S. eds. (1980), People and the Man-Made Environment: Building Urban and Landscape Design Related to Human Behaviour. Proceedings of the 1st Conference of People and Physical Environment Research (PAPER). Sydney: University of Sydney, Architecture Department.

 

Thorne, R. ed. (1983), Medium Density Housing in Sydney - 2 Surveys: Attitudes of Users and Non-users. Sydney: I.B. Fell Research Centre, University of Sydney, 218p.

 

Thorne, R. (1983) “The Preference for Low Density Detached Houses in Relation to Medium-Density Forms Required for Urban Consolidation” in Medium Density Housing in Sydney - 2 Surveys: Attitudes of Users and Non-Users. Sydney: I.B. Fell Research Centre, University of Sydney, pp.2-37.

 

Hall,R., Munro-Clark, M. and Thorne, R. (1983) “Attitudes of 18-39 year olds in Sydney to Terraces and Flats, Two Major Alternatives to the Single Family Detached House” in Medium Density Housing in Sydney - 2 Surveys: Attitudes of Users and Non-Users. Sydney: I.B. Fell Research Centre, University of Sydney, pp.160-218.

 

Thorne, R. (1984) Inappropriate and Appropriate User and Satisfaction Studies for the Designer, as Demonstrated Through Problems of Noise and other Distractions in Office Environments. Sydney: Department of Architecture, University of Sydney, 34p.

 

Thorne, R. ed. (1986) The Housing and Living Environment for Retired People in Australia. Sydney: Hale and Iremonger.

 

Thorne, R. (1986) “Inner City High-Rise: Is it a Suitable Alternative to House the Elderly?” in Thorne, R., ed., The Housing and Living Environment for Retired People in Australia, Sydney: Hale and Iremonger, pp.247-266.

 

Thorne, R. (1986) “The Elderly in Non Purpose-Built Housing”, in Thorne, R., ed., The Housing and Living Environment for Retired People in Australia, Sydney: Hale and Iremonger, pp.278-300.

 

Thorne, R. and Hall, R. (1987) “Environmental Psychology in Australia” in Stokols, D. and Altman, I., eds., Handbook of Environmental Psychology. New York: John Wiley, pp.1137-1154.

 

Munro-Clark, M. and Thorne, R. (1987) Neighbours Attitudes to Medium Density Housing-Types: Some Implications for Planning. University of Sydney: I.B. Fell Research Centre, 71p.

 

Thorne, R. (1988) “The Environmental Psychology of Theatres and Picture Palaces 1902-1930” in Canter, D., Stea, D and Krampen, M. eds., Ethnoscapes, Vol.I, Environmental Perspectives. Aldershot, UK: Avebury/Gower, pp.165-187.

 

Turnbull, J.A.B. and Thorne, R. (1988) “Housing the Elderly, an Australian Perspective” in Canter, D., Stea, D. and Krampen, M. eds., Ethnoscapes, Vol.II, Environmental Policy, Assessment and Communication. Aldershot, UK: Avebury/ Gower, pp.175-198.

 

Thorne, R. and Munro-Clark, M. (1989) “Hallmark Events as an Excuse for Autocracy in Planning” in Syme, G., Shaw, B., Fenton, .M. and Mueller, W. eds., The Planning and Evaluation of Hallmark Events. Aldershot, UK: Avebury/Gower, pp.154-171.

 

Thorne, R. (1990) University of Western Sydney, Nepean - Student Housing Study: Stage One, Report: Survey of Total Enrolment at the Kingswood and Westmead Campuses. Sydney: Department of Architecture, University of Sydney, 40p.

 

Thorne, R. and Turnbull, J.A.B. (1991) Post-Occupancy Evaluation Case Study: Technical Report - A fine tuning device for new offices and pre-design research tool for a redesign of old offices occupied by the one company. Sydney: Architectural Psychology Research Unit, University of Sydney, 132p.

 

Thorne, R. and Purcell, A.T. (1992) “Participation and Non-Participation: Public Meetings and Surveys” in Munro- Clark, M. ed., Citizen Participation in Government. Sydney: Hale and Iremonger, pp.131-150.

 

Thorne, R. (1992) Another Side to Being a Clever Country: Working and Housing Environment for University Students. Sydney: Architectural Psychology Research Unit, Department of Architecture, University of Sydney, 202 p.

 

Thorne, R. (1996) “Using Visual Methods to Focus Users’ Response in pre-design and Post-occupancy Research”. In Baird, G., Gray, J., Isaacs, N., Kernohan, D. and McIndoe, G. eds., Building Evaluation Techniques New York: McGraw- Hill, pp.123-128.

 

PAPERS, ARTICLES AND ENCYCLOPEDIC ENTRIES

Thorne, R. (1971) “Building Performance”, Architects Extended Services. Sydney, R.A.I.A./Department of Architecture, University of Sydney.

 

Canter, D. and Thorne, R. (1972) “Attitudes to Housing: a cross- cultural comparison”, Environment and Behaviour, 4, (1) March, pp.3-32.

 

Purcell,A.T., Metcalfe, J., Thorne, R. and Hall, R. (1972) Office Environments: Comparison of Users’ Response to Two Clerical Office Layouts in the One Organization and Building, Technical Report, Sydney: Department of Architecture, University of Sydney, 12p.

 

Hall, R., Purcell, A.T., Thorne, R. and Metcalfe, J. (1976) “Multi- dimensional Scaling Analysis of Interior Designed Spaces”, Environment and Behaviour, 8 (4) December, pp.595-610.

 

Thorne, R. and Purcell, A.T. (1976) “Environmental Effects on the Subjective Perception of Level of Arousal and the Human Body Temperature Rhythm”, International Journal of Biometeorology, 20 (4) pp.318-324.

 

Purcell, A.T. and Thorne, R. (1977) “An Alternative Method for Assessing the Psychological Effects of Noise in the Field”, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 55 (4) pp.533-544.

 

Thorne, R. and Diesner, M. (1980) “Housing and Environment for Young Adults in Sydney” in People and the Man- Made Environment: Building Urban and Landscape Design related to Human Behaviour, edited by R. Thorne and S. Arden, University of Sydney, Architecture Department, pp.136-147.

 

Thorne,R. (1980) “Perception of a `Sense’ of the Visual Environment: Differences Between Architects and Non- Architects”, in People and the Man-Made Environment: Building, Urban and Landscape Design Related to Human Behaviour, edited by R. Thorne and S. Arden, Sydney: University of Sydney, Architecture Department, pp.272-284.

 

Thorne, R. (1980) “The Architect, the General Public, and Selective Attention in the Built Environment”. Paper presented at the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science 50th Congress, Adelaide, 1980. Sydney: University of Sydney, Architecture Department.

 

Thorne, R., Munro-Clark, M. and Hall, R. (1981) “Housing Preferences: Cultural and Psychological Differences” in Understanding the Built Environment. Proceedings of Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association, Canberra, 1981, edited by S.V. Szokolay, St. Lucia: University of Queensland, Architecture and Building Department, pp.33-39.

 

Thorne, R. (1981). “The Inappropriateness of User and Satisfaction Studies for the Designer, as Demonstrated through Problems of Noise in Office Environments”, in Design Research Interactions: Exploring the Future Through the 1980s, edited by A.E. Osterberg, C.P. Tiernan and R.A. Findlay; Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association, Ames, Iowa; Washington D.C.: EDRA Inc., pp.326-337.

 

Thorne,R., Hall, R. and Munro-Clark, M. (1982) “Attitudes Towards Detached Houses, Terraces and Apartments: Some Current Pressures Towards the Less Preferred but More Accessible Alternatives”, in Knowledge for Design: Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association, College Park, Maryland, edited by P. Bart, A. Chen, G. Francescato; Washington, D.C.: EDRA Inc., pp.435-447.

 

Thorne, R. (1983) “An Alternative Elementary Form of Building Evaluation: Measuring the ‘Success’ of a Building” in Conference on People and Physical Environment Research, edited by D. Joiner, G. Brimilcombe, J. Daish, J. Gray and D. Kernohan; Wellington, N.Z.: Ministry of Works and Development, pp.354-365.

 

Turnbull, J.A.B., Thorne, R., Anderson, J.R., Weidemann, S. and Butterfield, D. (1983) “An Evaluation of the Interaction Between Elderly Residents and High-Rise Flat Accommodation in Sydney, Australia” in Conference on People and Physical Environment Research, edited by D. Joiner, G. Brimilcombe, J. Daish, J. Gray and D. Kernohan; Wellington, N.Z.: Ministry of Works and Development, 1983, pp.367-380.

 

Thorne, R., Munro-Clark, R. and Ferguson, R. (1983) “The Not-so-Small Household Minorities: Singles and Sharers in Sydney”, Architectural Science Review, 26 (3/4) September/December, pp.71-75.

 

Thorne, R. and Turnbull, J.A.B. (1983) “Architectural Form, Function and User Satisfaction for Two Designs of High-Rise Flats for the Elderly”, Architectural Science Review, 26 (3/4) September/December, pp.76-80.

 

Thorne, R. (1983) “Environment/Behaviour Research and Medium Density Housing” in Medium Density Housing in Australia, edited by B. Judd and J. Dean, Canberra: R.A.I.A. Education Division, pp.72-75.

 

Thorne, R. (1986) “The Environmental `Psychology’ of Theatres and Movie Palaces, 1902 to 1930”. in Krampen, M. (Ed.) Environment and Human Action. Proceedings of the International Conference of the IAPS 8, (West) Berlin: Hochschule der Kunste (ISBN 3 924206 14 7), pp.221-224.

 

Thorne, R., Turnbull, J.A.B., Weidemann, S., Anderson, J.R. and Butterfield, D. (1986) “High-Rise Living for Low-Income Elderly: Satisfaction and Design” in Krampen, M. (Ed.), Environment and Human Action. Proceedings of the International Conference of the IAPS 8, (West) Berlin: Hochschule der Kunste (ISBN 3 924206 14 7), pp.303-307.

 

Thorne, R. (1986) “Architectural Research: Studies in air-conditioned buildings: Can air-conditioning make a person feel tired?” Architecture Australia, 75 (3), May, pp. 30-31.

 

Thorne, R. (1986/87) “Architectural practice. Post-occupancy evaluation.” Part 1. “Does building evaluation lead to design by popularity poll or is post-occupancy the ultimate check on architecture”, Architecture Australia, 75 (7) November, pp.32-33. Part 2. “The inevitability of post-occupancy evaluation”, Architecture Australia, 76 (1) January, pp.30-31. Part 3. “Evaluation of buildings: problems and pitfalls”, Architecture Australia, 76 (2) March, pp.30-31.

 

Munro-Clark, M. and Thorne, R. (1987) “The Democratisation of Planning: Some Room for Reform”, Planner, Journal of the Local Government Association of NSW and the NSW Division of the Royal Australian Planning Institute, 3 (1) March, 27-33.

 

Thorne, R. and Turnbull, J.A.B. (1987) “Office Design: A Case Study”, Architecture Australia, Discourse IV, Annual refereed article edition, 76 (4) June, pp.30-36.

 

Purcell, A.T. and Thorne, R.H. (1987) “The Thermal Environment and Levels of Arousal: Field Studies to Ascertain the Effects of Air-conditioned Environments on Office Workers”, Architectural Science Review, 30 (4) December, pp.91- 115.

 

Groves, M. and Thorne, R. (1988) “Aspects of Housing Preference: Revisiting a Cross-Cultural Study with the Hindsight of Improved Data Analysis”, Journal of Environmental Psychology, March, 8 (1) pp.45-55.

 

Thorne, R. and Turnbull, J.A.B. (1988) “Post-Occupancy Evaluation and Re-design of a Corporate Office” in Shaw, B.C,. ed., Conference on People and Physical Environment Research. Edited Papers on Human Environment Interaction. Perth: Centre for Urban Research, University of Western Australia, pp.68-82.

 

Thorne, R. (1988) “Sub-culture (and Culture) Centricity, Design-Brief Development and Post- and Pre-Occupancy Evaluation”, People and Physical Environment Research, 30, October, pp.33-37.

 

Thorne, R. (1990) “Perceptual Acuity of Non-Architects to Incremental Changes in a Building Design: At What Point is a Colonial House not a Colonial House?” People and Physical Environment Research, 32, April, pp.23-34.

 

Thorne, R. (1990) “The Limitations of Solely Using Statistically Valid Sample Survey Methods for the Post-Occupancy Evaluations of Designed Settings”, People and Physical Environment Research, 33, July, pp.29-37.

 

Thorne, R. (1991) “Obtaining Useful Design Guidance Information from the Community: Pre-design research for a large public institution to minimise local resident concerns.” G. Woodbury (ed.) The Technology of Design. Proceedings of 1991 ANZAScA Conference, University of Adelaide, 15-19 July.

 

Thorne, R. (1991) “Social and Housing Implications when a New University is Built in a Large Low-Income Suburban Area, and the Inequalities Experienced by its Full-time students”, People and Physical Environment Research (34-35) October-January, pp.74-84.

 

Thorne, R. (1991) “Housing as `Home’ in the Australian Context”, People and Physical Environment Research (36) April, pp.54-64.

 

Thorne, R. (1992) “The Effect of Development on People: Editorial overview”, People and Physical Environment Research (41/42) July-October, pp.3-11.

 

Thorne, R. (1995) “Investigating the Knowledge Bases for the Design Professions”, report of an intensive session. In Seidel, A. (ed) Banking on Design, Proceedings of the Twenty-fifth Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association, Oklahoma: EDRA Inc., pp.36-41.

 

Thorne, R. (1996) “The Low Visability of Architects amongst those Responsible for the Buildings in our Cities: A Qualitative Study of Community Opinion”. People and Physical Environment Research, 50, pp.25-42

 

Thorne, R. (1997) “Community Opinion of City Architecture: A Qualitative Study”. People and Physical Environment Research, 52, pp.28-48.

 

Thorne, R. (1998) “Student Housing” Entry in van Vliet, W. (ed) Encyclopedia of Housing, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

 

Thorne, R. (1999) “The problem of assessing the cultural heritage of buildings through individual criteria: The case of the social significance of the traditional picture theatre”, People and Physical Environment Research, 53-54, pp.58- 102.

 

Thorne, R. (2002), “Person-Environment Conditions that Inspired Regulatory and other Changes to Occur in Building Design from the 19th into the middle 20th Centuries: The case of theatre design”, People and Physical Environment Research, No. 57, pp.39-62.

 

CONSULTANCIES AND REPORTS

Hall, R., Purcell, A.T. and Thorne, R. (1972) Australian Home Journal: Survey design questionnaire and analysis of data from respondents.

 

Purcell, A.T. and Thorne, R. (1973) B.H.P. Ltd: The Impact of social changes on the use of steel in the construction industry. (unpublished report).

 

Thorne, R. and Purcell, A.T. (and initially) Hall, R. (1973/4) Australian Council for the Arts: Leisure and Facilities of Study of the Western Suburbs of Sydney: Blacktown Local Government Area. (unpublished report to clients).

 

Thorne, R. and Purcell, A.T. (1975) Wagga Wagga City Council: Cultural and Welfare Facilities. Conduct two community meetings and report accordingly.

 

Thorne, R. and Purcell, A.T. (1974) Hoyts Theatres Ltd: Reviewing architects drawings and reporting on circulation and wayfinding in Hoyts Cinema Centre George Street, Sydney.

 

Purcell, A.T. and Thorne, R. (1976) Warringah Shire Council: Assessment of community needs (by survey) of arts/ crafts and performing arts facilities in the Shire. (Report published).

 

Thorne, R. (1978) Australia Council: Survey of Arts/Craft and Performing Arts Centres in Australia (published).

 

Thorne, R. on behalf of the University of Sydney (1985), ESSO (Australia) Ltd: Evaluation of office users in relation to the designs of new and existing (old) office space, and reporting upon the advisability of changing 14 floors to the new design (published).

 

Thorne, R. on behalf of the Ian Buchan Fell Research Centre, University of Sydney (1988) Chifley University Interim Council: Student Housing Demand and Preference Study for Kingswood/Werrington Park Tertiary Education Precinct. (Findings published as book.)

 

Thorne, R. on behalf or the Ian Buchan Fell Research Centre, University of Sydney (1998) Drummoyne Municipal Council. Conduct Qualitative Research through four non-directive discussion groups and report to council on community attitudes towards housing design in and for the local government area.

 

 

 

 

Architectural Education and University Management, design teaching, course evaluation, using video for learning, review of management literature.

PAPERS, ARTICLES AND MONOGRAPH/TECHNICAL REPORTS

Thorne, R. (1963) “A Comparison of Basic Architectural Training”. Architecture in Australia, June, 1963. pp.119-122

 

Thorne, R. (1964) “Comments: A course in Architecture”. Imperfect Aspect, Magazine of the Sydney University Architectural Society, Michaelmas Term, 1964, 12p.

 

Thorne, R. (1965) “The Use of Visual Aids in Teaching Architecture”. Architecture in Australia, September, pp.118- 122.

 

Thorne, R. and Brown, M. (1969) A Perspective Method. Department of Architecture, University of Sydney, reprinted 1975. 24p.

 

Thorne, R. (1971) “The Spectre of the Beaux Arts Problem can be Exorcised”. Background papers: Australasian Schools of Architecture Conference, Canberra.

 

Thorne, R. and Purcell, A.T. (1977) “Has Architectural Education Improved Since the Introduction of the Two-Tier Degree Courses?”, Architectural Education Conference 77: A Miscellany of Views of Architectural Education, edited by J. Phillips; Sydney: University of N.S.W., School of Architecture, pp.52-65.

 

Thorne, R. (1985) “Does the employment of Professional Practitioners as Teachers Produce an Educational Paradox?” Architecture Australia. Special Edition of refereed papers, “Discourse II”, June, pp.48-51.

 

Thorne, R. (1986) Course Evaluation: A Case Study - Year I, University of Sydney: Architecture. University of Sydney: Department of Architecture, 62 pp.

 

Thorne, R. (1988a) Design Teaching Retrospective: 1967 Year I - 1970 Year IV; Architecture, University of Sydney. University of Sydney: Department of Architecture, 181 pp.

 

Thorne, R. (1988b) University Management. A Partial Review with Particular Reference to the University of Sydney. University of Sydney: Department of Architecture, 105 pp.

 

Thorne, R. and Lamb, R. (1990) “Can Schoools of Architecture and their Design Teaching be improved through understanding the psychological differences between individuals and members of groups within organisations.” in Plume, J. (ed.) Architectural Science and Design in Harmony Proceedings of Joint ANZAScA/ADTRA Conference, School of Architecture, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 10-12 July, pp 199-206.

 

Thorne, R. and Lamb, R. (1991) “The Education of Architectural Designers: What will be the qualities required of the teachers of design if the Higher Education Council policy for universities is implemented?” G. Woodbury (ed.) The Technology of Design. Proceedings of 1991 ANZAScA Conference, University of Adelaide, 15-19 July, pp.287-294.

 

Thorne, R. (1994) “Can the Deficiencies in the Education of Architects and Some Other Design Professionals ever be Overcome?” In Ryan, G., Little, P. and Dunn, I., (eds) Reasearch and Development in Higher Education, Volume 16, Campbelltown, NSW: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Proceedings of 19th HERDSA Conference, University of NSW, pp 191-196.

 

Sodersten, K. and Thorne, R. (1994) “Using Video Clips for Large Group Interaction in Learning: Teaching Building Construction in Architecture”. In Ryan, G., Little, P. and Dunn, I. (eds) Research and Development in Higher Education, Volume 16, Campbelltown, NSW: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia, Proceedings of 19th HERDSA Conference, University of NSW, pp481-485.

 

Thorne, R. and Purcell, T. (1995) “Can a Mode of Practice in the Design Professions be Transferred to Universities to Become a Teaching Method? The Case of the Practice Model”. In Pettigrove, M. and Pearson, M. Research and Development in Higher Education, Volume 17, Cook ACT: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Proceedings of 20th HERDSA Conference, Australian National University, published on disk, paper No97, theme No7 on disk #1.

 

Thorne, R., Boardman, B. and Sodersten, K. (1995) “The Learning Experience of Designing and Making Video Clips for Teaching”. In Zelmer, A. C. L. (ed) Higher Education: Blending tradition and technology, Research and Development in Higher Education, Volume 18, Published for HERDSA by Central Queensland University, pp 711-715.

 

 

 



Sketch by Geoffrey Atherden, from Thorne,
1985