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Andrew Wilson BA Hons, Dip. Arch, ARB, RIBA

Principal Lecturer


Summary

Andrew is a Chartered Architect and Architectural Technologist and Head of Architecture at Sheffield Hallam University.

About

Andrew has worked at Sheffield Hallam University since 2001. During that time he has played a key role if the development of all four of the Architecture courses. He has been course leader for each of the undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Architecture and Architectural Technology.

In 2010 he took on the role of Academic Group Leader for Architecture, becoming responsible for the development of the School of Architecture.

Andrew is a regular Chair of RIBA Validation Boards, responsible for the professional recognition of architecture course in the UK and Internationally. He is also a Board member of the International Congress of Architectural Technology.

Andrew's students have won a number of awards at both Part 1 and Part 2 level from the RIBA White Rose Competition.

During his time as a student at The University of Sheffield Andrew worked regularly for University's Architectural Consultancy Service, collaborating with staff members on live projects and competitions. During eight years in practice at Derek Trowell Architects his completed projects were used as models for published academic research and have been featured in the architectural and national press.

He remains an active architect and self-builder.

Teaching

Department of the Natural and Built Environment

Social Sciences and Arts

Andrew teaches broadly across the architecture courses in the fields of design. technology, environment, history and theory and professional practice.


Research

  • Global Employability Learning Portal - An HEA funded research project with The Robert Gordon University. £46k.
  • The Oxford Conference 2008: 50 Years On – Resetting the Agenda for Architectural Education.
  • ‘Enquiring envelopes: speculative environmental technology in part 1 education’ - Poster presentation.


Publications

Global Employability Learning Portal - An HEA funded research project with The Robert Gordon University. £46k.

The Oxford Conference 2008: 50 Years On – Resetting the Agenda for Architectural Education.

‘Enquiring envelopes: speculative environmental technology in part 1 education’ - Poster presentation

Built Environment Conference, Sheffield Hallam University, June 2008

‘Speculation v Skill: Promoting technical creativity in a Part 1 course'. - Oral presentation

Other activities

Self-build design and construction of prefabricated low-energy extension in Sheffield. Current.

Self-build design and construction of low-energy house in Wirksworth, Derbyshire. 2014-2019.

Visiting Professor to Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya, July-September 2010. - Eight week teaching visit including extensive travel and study of vernacular and sustainable architecture in Malaysia.

RIBA Yorkshire - Chair of judging panel for Sheffield Civic Trust Building of the Year.

Designs on the Planet 3. University of Cardiff, January 2009 - Workshop Convenor
CEBE funded teaching exchange with Robert Gordon University, March-May 2009. - Collaborative teaching review addressing the issues of multidisciplinarity (i.e. between architecture and architectural technology), and the links between design, technology and IT)

Consultancy

New build super insulated detached house, Wirksworth, Derbyshire. Jan 2008 - Construction value £150 K

Conversion of Methodist Chapel to four bedroom dwelling, Middleton, Derbyshire. Jun – Dec 2005 - Construction value £200k

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