Christine Phillips is a registered architect, academic and writer. Christine is passionate about bringing architecture to the public realm through her ongoing contribution to media, publications and practice.
As a co-director of OoPLA with Tania Davidge, her architectural practice focuses on creative ways to engage the public with architecture through public, playful and political projects.
Christine is regularly asked to review contemporary architecture in Australian architectural journals such as Architectural Review Australia, Architecture Australia, Architect Victoria and Steel Profile Magazine. With a commitment to reach broad audiences, Christine was also a co-host of RRR’s weekly radio show, ‘The Architects’ from 2010-2015 where she interviewed a range of esteemed international and local guests.
Passionate about architectural education, Christine is a Senior Lecturer and researcher within the RMIT Architecture Program. Her role at RMIT includes lecturing in and coordinating the architectural history courses along with teaching in and coordinating the Bachelors Design Studios. Committed to working towards a reconciled future within architecture, Christine also co-formed a Reconciliation Action Committee for the Architecture & Urban Design School and woks with Indigenous communities across Victoria and NSW.
With an interest in architectural and cultural heritage, Christine is an alternate member of the Heritage Council of Victoria was Secretary of the Australian Chapter of DOCOMOMO from 2009-2012, an international organisation dedicated to the documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the modern movement.