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Mr Tom Coward

Lecturer

About

I teach on the postgraduate Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2) MArch course. I have co-led Unit 2 design studio with Simon Henley since 2015/16.

This year's studio research entitled '1977 and all that... a suburban archive of domestic treasures' critically considers the practice of architecture in 1977 through published texts and exemplary architecture. We will use this research as a springboard into a personal design thesis shaped within the contemporary architectural debate surrounding public access into and the exhibition of publicly held collections.

Last year, we considered '1956 and all that' with a similar format of examining the output of team X, and specifically Giancarlo de Carlo, in relation to 'settling a remarkable landscape' and living a 'many sided life' within Dartington Hall, Devon.

Our first year, 1966, celebrated the 50th anniversary of publications: The New Brutalism, Architecture of the City, and Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture. 

Areas of specialism

  • Post-modern Architecture
  • Modern Architecture
  • European Architecture
  • North American Architecture
  • Contemporary Architectural Practice
  • The Profession of Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Exhibition Design
  • Urban Design
  • Experience Design

Courses taught

Postgraduate

Qualifications

  • MA RCA Architecture & Interiors, Royal College of Art
  • BA (Hons) Architecture First class, University of Nottingham
  • Professional Practice Examination, London Metropolitan University

Professional membership

Chartered Architect and member of the Royal Institute of British Architects

Registered with the ARB

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Publications

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