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Eleanor Suess

Associate Professor, Head of Department

Eleanor Suess is an Associate Professor and the Head of the Department of Architecture and Landscape. Eleanor has a background in fine arts, architectural practice, and architectural education. She is a qualified architect with more than ten years experience in architectural practice in London.

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Ellis Woodman

Reader

Ellis Woodman is the architecture critic of The Daily Telegraph and Critic-at-Large at the Architectural Review and Architect’s Journal.  A trained architect, he formerly served as editor of Building Design and curated the exhibition Home/Away: 5 British Architects Build Housing in Europe at the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale.  He is the author of Modernity and …

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Joanna Bailey

Senior Lecturer and Faculty Learning & Teaching Coordinator

Joanna is an architect and as an Associate Director at Marks Barfield Architects (1993-2001) she worked on various award winning projects. Joanna also has a keen interest in learning and teaching and has taught at Kingston University for over ten years. She is currently a first year studio …

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Dr Alexandra Stara

Associate Professor & Reader in the History & Theory of Architecture

Dr Alexandra Stara directs research students and graduate history and theory in the School of Architecture & Landscape, where she was previously also course director for the MA Architecture: Thinking Building. She is a qualified architect with masters degrees in advanced architectural studies from the …

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Pat Brown

Associate Professor

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Andrew Budd

Senior Lecturer – Undergraduate Design Studio Tutor

Since qualification Andrew has worked with leading architectural practices including Micheal Hopkins and Haworth Tompkins. In 2005 Andrew established HoughtonBudd Architects with Jane Houghton and the work of the practice has been typified by an interest in the sensitive combination of form and material. Current commissions include domestic renovation projects …

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Lorna Davies

Senior Lecturer

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Aoife Donnelly

Senior Lecturer – Undergraduate Design Studio Tutor

My practice and teaching are design and research lead in approach, promote sensitivity to context, the celebration of the ordinary and encourage the questioning and challenging of how fixed given situations may be. We propose instead that by bringing a fresh energy and enthusiasm to these complex found situations, …

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Judi Farren-Bradley

Associate Professor, Course Director: BSc(Hons) Historic Building Conservation (top-up), MSc Historic Building Conservation, PG Diploma Professional Practice in Architecture (part 3 ARB/RIBA)

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Alice Foxley

Principal Lecturer

I am a trained architect and landscape architect by profession with twelve years of experience in practice. I run my own practice called Studio Karst Ltd. in Basel, with projects to date in Switzerland, England, Germany and the Netherlands. My work stems from an interest in how art and design processes can challenge and …

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Tim Gough

Senior Lecturer – Undergraduate Design Studio Tutor

Tim Gough is an architect in private practice in London, and is Senior Lecturer at Kingston University School of Architecture. He leads the third year Design Studio 2 at Kingston University School of Architecture and Landscape, teaching with Takeshi Hayatsu, and lectures and writes on the history and theory of …

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Cathy Hawley ARB RIBA

Senior Lecturer – Postgraduate Design Unit Tutor

Cathy’s background is in practice; she has been an associate at muf architecture/art and a partner in Riches Hawley Mikhail and currently practices as Cathy Hawley Architects. She is a research-led practitioner and has always combined practice with academia at institutions including the Cass, the Architectural Association and the University …

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Michael Herrmann

Senior Lecturer

Originally trained as a landscape architect, Michael has had wide-ranging, international work experience in the fields of urban regeneration, community engagement in the design process. He helped develop both the theory and the implementation of social, ecological and financial sustainability issues at the £60 million the Earth Centre millennium landmark project, and later worked …

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Jane Houghton

Senior Lecturer

I studied Fine Art Painting, practised and exhibited work while working part-time at the ICA before starting a degree course in Architecture.

Following graduation in Architecture at post-graduate level, I initially worked for Stanton Williams Architects, participating in a range projects including the National Theatre refurbishment, the Millenium Seedbank at Wakehurst Place, and Pleats Please …

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Andrew Greig

Lecturer – Making Module Leader

Andrew has over twenty five years of inter-disciplinary architecture and engineering experience. He graduated from Bristol University in Civil Engineering, was awarded the British Schools and Universities Scholarship for study in America and graduated in Architecture from SCI-Arc in Los Angeles. He has worked for practices in London and Sydney, and …

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Justine Langford

Senior Lecturer

Justine is an architect and Associate Director at Dixon Jones.  Within the practice, Justine has been involved on award winning projects including the Royal Opera House, the National Gallery and Kings Place and has direct experience of the design, construction and administration of large scale projects and of monitoring and managing the work of …

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Christoph Lueder

Associate Professor

Christoph Lueder has been practicing, researching and teaching architecture and urban design for nearly 20 years. He has taught and lectured at various institutions in Germany, Switzerland and the UK including the University of Stuttgart, the ETH Zürich, Canterbury School of Architecture and the Deutsche Architektur Museum.

Christoph has been project leader for Behnisch & …

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Dr Stephen Pretlove

Associate Professor

Stephen has an education in construction engineering, architecture and environmental studies. His academic interests include sustainable and environmental architectural design, with a particular emphasis on energy and carbon emissions, and the health impacts of indoor environments. Stephen is the Director of ArchiLab, the Faculty’s Architectural Science and Technology Laboratory, a state-of-the-art facility for assessing …

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Nicola Read

Senior Lecturer

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Bruno Silvestre

Associate Lecturer in Architecture – Undergraduate Design Studio Tutor

Bruno Silvestre studied Architecture at the Department of Architecture of the University of Coimbra, Portugal, where he graduated in 2000. Prior to setting up his own practice in 2010, he worked for Pedro Mauricio Borges and Manuel Graça Dias + Egas Vieira in Lisbon before joining Henley …

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Timothy Smith

Course Director, BA(Hons) Architecture

Timothy combines his academic role with one as co-partner of architecture practice Timothy Smith & Jonathan Taylor. Alongside these complimentary professional and academic roles his research interest centres around the use of the classical language in contemporary architecture. The practice has undertaken work for both commercial and private residential clients throughout the …

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Karin Templin

Senior Lecturer – Postgraduate Design Unit Tutor

Karin Templin studied architecture and urban design in the US and Italy. An architectural and urban designer who “makes architecture out of urban design and urban design out of architecture”, Karin focuses on the interrelationship between architecture, public space and urban structure.  Her research interests include the “Behaviour of Buildings”, …

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Will Burges

Undergraduate Design Studio Tutor

Will is a qualified architect who combines teaching with practice – being a founding partner at 31/44 Architects. 31/44 has studios in London and Amsterdam and has projects in both of these diverse countries.

Current projects include a number of new-build one-off homes, small urban apartment blocks, an equestrian facility in an Area of …

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Alfredo Caraballo

Postgraduate Design Unit Tutor

Alfredo Caraballo joined Allies and Morrison Architects in 2004 and was made a Director of the practice in 2010. A qualified architect, he studied at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas and London Metropolitan University, receiving commendations for his studies in both Venezuela and London.

At Allies and Morrison Alfredo has worked on a broad …

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Noel Cash

Undergraduate Design Studio Tutor

Noel Cash graduated from The Dublin School of Architecture, DIT, in 2006 and completed his RIBA Part III at The University of Westminster, London in 2010. Since graduating, Noel has worked at Murray O’Laoire Architects in Dublin and Walter Menteth Architects in London. Working predominantly on urban master-planning schemes at the former …

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Matthew Dalziel

Postgraduate Design Unit Tutor

Matthew Dalziel is a British/Canadian Architect and Maker. Born in Toronto, he trained as a Carpenter and Architectural Technician before relocating to London in 2003. He continued his training at London Metropolitan University where his work was nominated for the RIBA Bronze Medal and commended by the Architecture Foundation. While studying Matthew worked for nine years at …

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Pierre d’Avoine

Postgraduate Design Unit Tutor

Pierre d’Avoine runs an architecture office based in London and practices internationally with work in the UK, Japan, India, Italy, Ghana, the West Indies and in Tehran where he designed the Climate House, a model sustainable house and exhibition centre for the Iranian Fuel Conservation Organisation, in association with Golzari (NG) Architects.  …

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Takeshi Hayatsu

Lecturer

Takeshi Hayatsu (BA AA Dipl RIBA) is a qualified architect practicing in London. He studied architecture at Musashino Art University in Tokyo and at the Architectural Association in London.

Takeshi worked at David Chipperfield Architects, Haworth Tompkins and 6a architects before founding his own practice Hayatsu Architects in 2016. At 6a he was a project director …

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Michael Lee

Undergraduate Design Studio Tutor

Michael Lee established Michael Lee Architects in 2010.  Before this Michael Lee worked for Tony Fretton Architects, 6a architects and Sergison Bates Architects. 

The practice is currently working on a number of projects in London as well as the design of a new 43 hectare country park on the site of a disused …

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David Owen

Undergraduate Design Studio Tutor

David joined Tony Fretton Architects  in 2002, becoming Project Director in 2004, Associate in 2007 and Principal in 2012. He has been responsible for many of the most significant projects within the office during that time including the New British Embassy in Warsaw which he managed from competition to completion. David has also managed Housing and Arts …

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Christopher Snow

Undergraduate Design Studio Tutor

Christopher combines teaching with running his own architecture practice, New Town Studio.  The practice was founded in 2011 following shortlisting for the National Grid new pylon design competition.

Christopher began his career with Jonathan Woolf where he was the project architect for the multi-award winning Brick Leaf House in London’s Hampstead.  This was …

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Jonathan Taylor

Undergraduate Design Studio Tutor

Jonathan leads diploma Unit 6 with Timothy Smith and is co-partner of architecture practice Timothy Smith & Jonathan Taylor. He is also a dissertation tutor in the school.

In 2011 projects by the practice were shortlisted for an RIBA regional award and the AJ Small Projects Award and projects by the practice have …

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Hugh Strange

Postgraduate Design Unit Tutor

Hugh Strange established his practice in 2011 following the completion of the award winning Strange House. The building has been internationally published and won awards from the RIBA, AIA and the Wood Awards.

The practice is currently developing designs for private houses and studio spaces, focussing on providing inventive and sustainable solutions that …

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Alessandro Zambelli

Undergraduate Design Studio Tutor

Alessandro co-founded Bates Zambelli Architects in 2000.

He is currently taking a sabbatical from practice to complete his PhD on relationships of representation, practice and production between architecture and archaeology.

He also teaches Interior Architecture at the University of Westminster.

Recent published articles include:

Zambelli, Alessandro. “Scandalous Artifacts: Practice between Archaeology and Architecture.” Architecture and Culture …

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