Mrs Jane Houghton

School: School of Art and Architecture
Position: 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 for Issey Miyake. I then joined Conran and Partners where I worked on a restaurant in New York, the Great Eastern Hotel in London, an apartment building in Tokyo, a hotel in Bangalore and Niki Club Hotel in Japan, to name a few.

I moved to Sheffield in 2003, where I set up HoughtonBudd Architects with my partner, Andrew Budd, and began teaching at the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. We returned to London in 2008 and have continued to run the practice in parallel with a teaching post at Kingston University. Most of our practice work is residential. We recently had a project featured in the Home/ Interior section of the Financial Times.

In my role as module tutor and coordinator in the area of Architectural Representation at Kingston University, I have been interested in hand-drawing as a practice of design and the physical relationship between thought, the hand and the paper surface.

I encourage students to explore a wide-range of representation disciplines and to make use of the great facilities within the 'art school' faculty.

Particular emphasis has been in the area of print-making, where the various processes are encouraged as a design tool. I am interested in the material processes, the layering and editing that occurs while preparing a plate and making a print, the traditional and physical activity of printing, and the weight of the press and paper as site or ground. There is also the sense of the unknown, of discovery that the process offers.

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Teaching areas & responsibilities

Module leader for representation within the School of Art and Architecture, Year 1, 2, 3
Year 2 studio tutor
Post-graduate print-making designate tutor

Professional activity

  • 2005 - 2009University of Lincoln, External Examiner, BA Hons Interior Design
  • 2004 - 2008Sheffield Hallam University, 1st year studio tutor
  • 2003 - 2008University of Sheffield, School of Architecture, 2nd year studio tutor
  • 2003 - presentHoughtonBudd Architects

Educational and professional qualifications

  • 1996Diploma in Architecture with distinction UCL Bartlett School
  • 1993BA Hons Architecture Polytechnic of Central London (University of Westminster)
  • 1983BA Hons Fine Art Painting Bristol College of Art
  • 1980Art Foundation Studies Central School of Art & Design

Conferences & events

SURFACE exhibition. Foyer gallery at Knights Park, 2014, 2015, 2016.

An annual exhibition showcasing work from the Print-making post-graduate designate.

I also exhibit work of my own produced alongside the students.

2008 Cairns Road, RIBA White Rose Small Projects Award

2007 Sheffield Festival Centre, RIBA Open International Two Stage Competition. 3rd Place.

2007 Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, RIBA Open International Two Stage Competition.

2006 Rotherham Westgate Cafe Design Two Stage Competition. Shortlisted.

2005 Kielder Observatory, RIBA Open International Two Stage Competition.

1996 RIBA Presidents Silver Medal runner up.

1993 RIBA Presidents Bronze medal submission

1993 John Walkden Architectural drawing prize University of Westminster

1983 David Murray Landscape Painting Fellowship Royal Academy of Art

Research groups & programmes


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Houghton, Jane [Editor] (2016) SURFACE. (Other) London, U.K. : Created by staff and students at Kingston University. 163 p. (Unpublished)

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Taptonville Road, Broomhill, Sheffield. 2010. Photograph. Sue Barr.
Tooled Surface. Belgium. 2012. Etching on Somerset Satin.