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Mr 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 Projects along with Exhibitions and Publications for Tony Fretton Architects.  Prior to that he worked within Local Authorities and private practice.

He has been a Jury panelist, critic, occasional lecturer and studiotutor at numerous institutions including CASS; London Metropolitan University,  University of East  London, Canterbury School of Architecture, and Central St Martins. He has been invited to judge the D+AD Student Environmental Design Awards, TRADA timber awards and WAN Public Building Awards. He has written project reviews for Building Design since 2005, and taught within the technology modules at diploma level in Kingston until 2011. Since 2011 David has been teaching a final year degree studio at Kingston with Michael Lee which has focused on Social Space and the Modernist City.


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