The course is taught at Kingston School of Art (the new name from September 2017), one of the leading art and design institutions in Europe. Our teaching is guided by two principles: that our students learn by the process of making; and that students are critical practitioners who contribute to the development of the subject areas.
Many of the staff in the Faculty are current practitioners and have extensive experience and professional links, helping you to develop your skills, networks and gain access to industry contacts.
Timothy combines his academic role with one as co-partner of architecture practice, Timothy Smith and Jonathan Taylor Architects. Alongside these complimentary professional and academic roles his research interest centres around the use of the classical language in contemporary architecture. The practice has undertaken work for both commercial and private residential clients throughout the UK and current projects include a new-build house in London, a small complex of new dwellings in Cambridgeshire, conversion of a large industrial building in East London and alteration work to a row of historic cottages in an area of outstanding natural beauty in Dorset. The practice has been shortlisted for various competitions and awards.
The Course Director is supported by a number of experienced and current practitioners from the Department of Art and Architecture, many of whom teach for one or two days per week and are in practice the remainder of their time.
See further details of staff in the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture.