Paul McGillick has broad experience in publishing:


He was formerly Editorial Director at Indesign Media where he also edited the company’s flagship publications:
  • Indesign, quarterly architecture and design magazine
  • Habitus, cross-cultural residential architecture, art and design magazine.

He recently edited Falls the Shadow (Uro, 2013) which tells the story of the architecture of the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.


Writing on architecture & design

He has written widely on all forms of architecture, commercial interior architecture, design and art:

  • A wide range of articles published in Indesign and Habitus
  • Major publications include:
    • Sustainable Luxury: the New Singapore House
    • The Sustainable Asian House, houses from five countries.
    • Alex Popov, a study of the eminent Australian architect
    • 25 Tropical Houses in Singapore and Malaysia, a survey of recent residential architecture in Singapore and Malaysia
    • Concrete, Metal, Glass, a monograph on the outstanding Malaysian commercial architecture firm, Hijjas Kasturi.
  • Contributor to many books such as:
    • Richard Goodwin - Performance to Porosity (Craftsman House, 2006), monograph on the leading artist and architect
    • Hightide - Queensland Design Now
    • Melbourne - Global Smart City
    • an overview of Melbourne as a creative city.

Selected Publications on Architecture and Design

Writing for business & corporate communications

During a long academic career at the University of Sydney, Paul taught and researched in the field of Applied Linguistics. The language of business and corporate communications was one of his key interests. Apart from published research papers, he was Principal Author of Ways of Writing (with Pamela Riley and June Swan).

Writing on the visual & performing arts

Paul McGillick has written extensively as an arts critic, reporting on the visual and performing arts from all over Australia, Europe, the UK, Canada and Singapore:

  • Performing arts critic for The National Times from 1984 to 1986.
  • Chief visual and performing arts critic for The Australian Financial Review from 1986 to 2000.
  • Contributing writer to The Sydney Morning Herald and many other journals and periodicals.
  • Catalogue essays on the visual arts and many contributions to books on the theatre.
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