Professor Andrew Clancy


I joined Kingston as Professor of Architecture in 2016. In my role I work with Departmental and School leadership in directing and shaping the pedagogy, research and culture of the Department of Architecture and Landscape. Prior to joining Kingston in 2016 I was Villum Visiting Professor to the Aarhus School of Architecture and M.Arch Programme lead in Queens University Belfast. 

My recurrent fascination remains practice, and establishing a culture of learning which enables our students as proto-practitioners. Our primary task as educators is in developing their skills in understanding, navigating and embracing the fascinations and frustrations of practice. I also view critical practice as an engine of new knowledge in architecture, and as part of this work I have set up a PhD by practice in Architecture in Kingston, and established and lead our research group, Register. In my time in post I have set up strategic initiatives as to the running of the department, and lead the revalidation process which involved the entire team and students in the full redesign of BA and M.Arch courses between 2020 and 2022. 

I am a director of Clancy Moore, a practice based in Dublin. Our work has been exhibited in the Venice Biennale and the London Festival of Architecture, and has been marked by major international awards such as the AR Peter Davey Award, and the BD Young Architect of the Year Award. I have written extensively about architecture in as a critic and a theorist. A forthcoming book from publisher Lund Humprhies will cover the work of the Danish Functionalist Kay Fisker. 

Academic responsibilities

Professor of Architecture


  • PhD (RMIT)
  • B.Arch (UCD)
  • B.Sc. (Arch) UCD
  • RIBA

Teaching and learning


My research interests align to that of my practice.  I am interested in the contribution to knowledge made by the work of practitioners, and in how research methodologies can be used to support the critical formation of architects.  

With this concern in mind and I am developing the Practice based PhD programme in Kingston - this course is aimed at practitioners who are making meaningful work, and who are interested in reflecting on, contextualising and disseminating the processes behind its production. 

Research student supervision