ATCH is a Research Centre in the School of Architecture at The University of Queensland, Australia. Under the direction of Professor John Macarthur, ATCH offers a rigorous and collegial environment for academics and research-higher-degree candidates engaged with Architectural history, theory, and criticism. The Centre has one of the largest concentrations of research-focussed staff in architectural history and theory in Australasia. In 2014 ATCH comprises a total of twenty seven members: four postdoctoral research fellows, a senior research fellow, five teaching and research staff, three honorary research affiliates, and fourteen research higher degree candidates.
ATCH engages critically with the history of buildings and architectural concepts, and with the past and present culture of architecture in relation to the visual arts, design, philosophy, cultural studies, and urbanisation. ATCH projects and publications are frequently collaborative, and the research activities of the centre are broad. Projects are driven by the interests and work of the members, who undertake both pure and applied research. ATCH has an excellent record in nationally competitive grants, and is home to several Australian Research Council-funded projects: in 2013 the Centre has two current Industry Linkage projects, two current Discovery projects, and has successfully completed two discovery projects during the life of the Centre.