Ms Laura Evans

About

I graduated in 2013 from the School of Architecture at London Metropolitan University. Previously, I had studied Ancient History and Archaeology with History of Art and Architecture at Trinity College Dublin and subsequently began my architectural studies at the University of Limerick in 2007.

An architect and researcher, I have experience in practice in both the UK and Ireland, spending a number of years at award-winning London studio Lynch Architects where I became an associate in 2015. In 2016 I was awarded the RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship for an ongoing research project entitled 'Portico and Patio: Response to Climate and Tradition in Cuban Modernist Architecture', which resulted in a small publication and an exhibition of drawings and models at the Crypt Gallery in September 2018.

I have been a visiting critic at a number of universities including Queens University Belfast, the University of Liverpool and Cambridge University. Since 2017 I have been the director of my own practice, Howland Evans Architects. 

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught

Research

I am an editor of REGISTER, the research group that connects the students at Kingston School of Art with the professional and public spheres of architectural practice in London, Europe, and further afield through public lectures, podcasts and a new series of publications.

Over the past three years we have invited numerous guests and collaborators to give public lectures at the school. These lectures help foster new conversations about urbanism, landscape, and buildings with students, broadening their understanding of the discipline and its role in society. We ask all those practitioners and academics who join us for REGISTER lectures to participate in the podcast programme, to extend the breadth and depth of the discussions, as well as to support our students who might be unable to attend an evening lecture.

The initiative has built momentum with over 70,000 listens to-date. Through this podcast series we are able to extend the conversation beyond our students to support multiple audiences interested in the built environment, establishing Kingston School of Art as a key site for discussions and debates around the form and content of architecture.

Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

As mentioned above, I am an ARB and RIBA registered architect. Since 2019 I have been a member of the RIBA Research Grants Sub-Committee, awarding grants to individuals conducting independent architectural research at any stage of their careers.

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