I investigate the idea of drawing and the development of this ancient mechanism for the describing of ideas and by using the latest technological innovations to enhance this skill and better develop drawing as a tool for the communication of ideas. This research is not only reflected in my practice but also very significantly within my teaching of architecture.
The relationship of teaching to my research has also been a very important part of the mechanisms by which I orchestrate and deliver design teaching. My research is focused
on the ways in which technology in the form of 3d modeling software can be utilised to develop design processes and design networks. With a particular focus on the way such software can become a generator of ideas and form a unique palette for expression that goes beyond what is possible with traditional approaches to the development of architectonic ideas.
My teaching career in academia has been primarily focused on studio teaching, the coordination of years in the undergraduate Architecture programme and postgraduate teaching. My studio teaching can be categorised into two distinct roles, firstly the teaching of architectural design in a studio group environment,
Secondly the co-coordinating of academic years. In each role I have used teaching and learning methodologies, which require students to engage with a learning environment that is designed to fuse current technologies for the depiction of building designs with traditional techniques. This fusion forms the basis of my success in the delivering and organization of design teaching within the Lincoln School of Architecture.
The Bachelor of Architecture team is incredibility proud to be able to announce that the programme has jumped to number 7 out of 49 schools of architecture in the country! Well done to our students who work closely with us to improve the programme. Thank you to the wonderful team of staff who work so hard! Thank you to all that contribute from industry too, particularly the Lincolnshire Architects! Upwards and onwards! See the ranking herehttps://www.theguardian.com/education/ng-interactive/2018/may/29/university-league-tables-2019
‘We are pleased to announce that our new BSc(Hons) and MSc programmes in Construction Science and Management were successfully validated last week and we are now ready to deliver these new programmes from September 2018. Having achieved internal validation, the next phase of this development will be to ensure that the programmes are external accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) – the professional body which represents construction.’
This year our Year 2 students also worked on a new Lincoln Architecture Trail. This is now available through Visit Lincoln’s interactive map app or through their website. The trail brings you on a journey of architecture around the Brayford Pool area highlighting interesting architecture along the way!
Year 2 Architecture students have designed proposals for the New Theatre Royal in Lincoln as part of their course this year. This gives the students an opportunity to work with real clients on an exciting project, considering complex programme of spaces and offering opportunity to learn about working with historic buildings in the city.
The exhibition showcases a selection of project proposals, allowing for some poetic license with thorough consideration for the concept right through to the technical resolution of how this projects would be built and how the buildings would function!
In addition the exhibition also showcases a number of Master of Architecture projects to demonstrate the progression of our students from undergraduate to post graduate study. If you are interested to see the complete end of year show for the University of Lincoln Architecture programmes it will be on the Architecture Building on the University campus on the 8th of June at 6pm 2018.
We would like to invite everyone to our end of year show this year. The preview and awards are on the 8th of June at 6pm! Please do come along. The work in the show will once again demonstrate the talent and ability of our students and we look forward to seeing lots of people there!
For more details please contact Barbara Griffin email@example.com
Fantastic news this week with our Part 1 student Joseph Istance winning the RIBA East Midlands Student Award! We were very proud to attend the event and celebrate with him. Upwards and onwards Joe. Good luck with your Part 2 study and we look forward to seeing you in Lincoln some time soon!
Our quarterly meeting for the RIBA East Midlands Education Group has met in Lincoln last week. It was a great opportunity to get professionals and academics together to discuss architectural education and this time we had the pleasure of having a presentation from Lisa McFarlane from Seven Architecture on Architecture Apprenticeship schemes! Very interesting debate on how this could work and hopefully Schools will take up the opportunity in order to give students more routes through architectural education!
Congratulations to our Architecture student Tiffany Worral who has been award the English Speaking Union John Roberts Travel Scholarship this year! Tiffany will travel to to Indonesia to work in the renovation of Hindu temples and construction of schools/houses for 3 months. We really look forward to getting updates on Tiffs travels and what she learns and experiences from her adventure!
This term our student society, LADS, organised a trip to Liverpool to explore a city rich in historic and contemporary architecture! The seem to have taken on the spirit of the city! Many more trips to come!
Quote from LADS:
“Our first UK trip of the year was to Liverpool, with 20 of us rambling around Liverpool visiting sights such as Albert Dock, Tate Museum, The Beatles Story, Liverpool Cathedral and taking part in an RIBA tour of Liverpool”.
We have nominated our Year 1 BArch student, Jessica Yarrow to be a member of the RIBA Regional Education Group who will be meeting this week in Lincoln. Its a great opportunity for Jessica to influence and inform decisions relating to architectural education from a student perspective!
Jessica has already shown dedication to extra curricular activities within the school. She completed the RIBA Ambassador Training and we look forward to working with her on workshops with school children in Lincolnshire!
Upwards and onwards team….
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