Dr Philip Goad is an Australian academic, currently serving as Professor of Architecture and Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne. He was recently President of the Victorian Chapter of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects.
Professor Goad is known internationally for his research in a variety of areas, including architectural history, theory and design. He is a well-known authority on modern Australian architecture. One of his most notable fields of expertise is the life and work of Robin Boyd. He has been a visiting scholar at Columbia University, the Bartlett School of Architecture (London) and UCLA (Los Angeles). Professor Goad is a past editor of Fabrications, the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, and is a contributing editor to Architecture Australia. He has also worked extensively as an architectural conservation consultant and exhibition curator. As an architect, his most notable work has been for the Melbourne firm, Corrigan and Edmond, as project architect for the RMIT Building 8 project in Swanston Street, central Melbourne.