Ciaran Malik

About

I am a regenerative designer, teacher and structural engineer. I studied regenerative design at Regenesis Institute, trained as a teacher at the University of Buckingham and engineering at the University of Cambridge.

I taught at several schools of architecture including the Architectural Association, Central Saint Martins, Oxford Brookes and London Metropolitan University. As an engineer I worked at Ramboll on refurbishments and towers, at engineersHRW I worked on masterplans and bridges and at Price & Myers I worked on complicated geometry and artwork. In 2020 I led the [ECCG] a cross industry carbon research group. I am part of the ACAN Embodied Carbon Group and the Whole Life Carbon Network (WLCN).

My practice and research are interested in design methods that reduce the climate, biodiversity and cultural impacts of building. I have been looking at Low Carbon Design, better integrating ecology, exploring Water Management and Inclusive Design. I have applied my research to practice including the Light House, the Round House and Walworth Gardens Horticultural Classroom.

My current work focuses on Regenerative Design as a way to create more systematic change and have been part of the Regenerative Design Lab led by Constructivist.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Structures and Materials

Qualifications

  • The Regenerative Practitioner Series, Regenesis Institute
  • Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, Advance HE (SFHEA)
  • Chartered Engineer, Institution of Civil Engineers (CEng MICE)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education with Qualified Teacher Status, University of Buckingham (PGCE QTS)
  • Civil and Structural Engineering, Cambridge University (BA MEng)

Teaching and learning

2022 - current   Senior Lecturer in Structures and Materials           Kingston School of Art, UK

I help coordinate the technical and tectonic teaching in the Architecture course from 1st year to 5th year and deliver lectures, seminars and tutorials on Structure, Construction, Materials, Sustainability and Environmental design.

2016 - current   Course Coordinator and Tutor              Architectural Association, ETS, UK

I coordinate structures teaching at all levels and lead courses in 2nd year to 4th year. In the second year I coordinate and deliver the Structural Typologies and Design course, where students are introduced to structural design and strength test models at different scales. In the third year I coordinate and deliver the Sustainable Structural Design course, where students learn more about structural sizing, foundations, construction as a way to better understand sustainable design. The project culminates in a design proposal which integrates structure, construction, materials, sustainability and environmental design. In the fourth year I coordinate and deliver the Structural Form and Materials exploring the connection between carbon and structural form.

2019 - 2022       Technical Studies Tutor and Lecturer              Kingston School of Art, UK

I used to teach on the 2nd year and 4th year tectonic modules providing lectures and tutorials for the projects. I was also a 4th and 5th year technical tutor providing tutorials on the studio projects.

2019 - 2022       Senior Lecturer in Technical Studies              Central Saint Martins, UK

I coordinated the Technical Studies teaching for BA Architecture, I redesigned the curriculum and worked on a further redevelopment under the last reapproval. I coordinated the technical tutors and deliver lectures, seminars and tutorials on Structure, Construction, Materials, Sustainability and Environmental design.

2018 - 2020       Technical Associate Lecturer              Oxford Brookes University, UK

On the MArch course, providing technical tutorials to resolve the studio design project with Studio DS3.

2016 - 2019       Technical Studies Tutor and Lecturer              Central Saint Martins, UK

I gave first year lectures on structures and materials and was a technical tutor for the first year studio project.

2010 - 2013   Teacher              St Paul's School, Engineering & Technology, UK

I taught primary and secondary level design and technology, teaching in the workshop and also leading the redevelopment of the Systems and Control course. I taught welding, woodworking, circuit board construction, programming and 3D printing.

Qualifications and expertise

  • Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, Advance HE (SFHEA)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education with Qualified Teacher Status, University of Buckingham (PGCE QTS)

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught

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