Staff on the course

On the BA (Hons) Architecture course, you’ll benefit from the expert guidance from our experienced teaching staff. You can read more about their specialisms by exploring their profiles below.

Simon Beeson BA (Hons) Course Leader

BA (Hons) Architecture, Dip.Arch, M.Arch, ARB Following qualification as an architect in 1989 Simon has been active in teaching, research and...

Channa Vithana Senior Lecturer

BA (Hons) Architecture, PGCE Prior to joining the AUB in 2007, Channa Vithana studied architecture at UCE Birmingham and Oxford Brookes and had...

Senior Lecturer

BArch MArch PGCert (TLHE) FHEA Since 2008, Fausto has taught in Italy, Scotland and England, and, for brief periods, in Finland, Hungary and...

Louise Thompson Senior Lecturer and Professional Studies Advisor

Louise is a qualified chartered architect with over ten years of professional experience.  She studied architecture at Bath University, the...

Dr. Willem de Bruijn Senior Lecturer

MSc Architecture (TU Delft), PhD History and Theory of Architecture (UCL, UoL) Willem studied architecture at the University of Technology in Delft...

Madalina Voicu Technician Demonstrator

Madalina has completed 5 years of higher education at AUB, as part of a 7 year journey in becoming a qualified architect. At the end of the 2 year...

Prof. Sir Peter Cook Visiting Professor

Peter Cook received an Honorary fellowship in 2008. He originally studied architecture at the Bournemouth College of Art (now the AUB) in the 1950s,...

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Prof. Sir Peter Cook

Visiting Professor

Peter Cook received an Honorary fellowship in 2008. He originally studied architecture at the Bournemouth College of Art (now the AUB) in the 1950s, progressing onto the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London where he graduated in 1960. He was one of the founder members of the influential Archigram group in the 1960s and was co-editor of Archigram magazine. Archigram’s founders set themselves the task not of revolutionising architecture but rather of the way of thinking about it.

In 1969 Sir Peter received a grant from the Graham Foundation of work done with Archigram. He was Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London from 1970-1972 and was appointed Life Professor at the Staedelschule (Art Academy) of Frankfurt in 1984, helping establish its reputation as one of the leading German Architecture schools. He later became Professor of Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University London. In 2002 the Royal Institute of British Architects awarded Archigram the Royal Gold Medal for architecture. In 2004 Peter was shortlisted for the Stirling Prize with Colin Fournier for the Kunsthaus Graz and in 2007 he received a Knighthood for services to architecture in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. In 2008 he founded CRAB with Gavin Robotham and is currently working in internationally, including projects in Vienna and Madrid.

www.crabstudio.co.uk

Richard Eastham Visiting Tutor

Richard is a visiting tutor on the architecture course at AUB. He runs the ARC 752 Urban Strategies module undertaken by first year MArch students...

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Richard Eastham

Visiting Tutor

Richard is a visiting tutor on the architecture course at AUB. He runs the ARC 752 Urban Strategies module undertaken by first year MArch students and has led associated study trips to Barcelona and Lisbon. He also works extensively with architecture undergraduates.

Richard is an urban planner and urban designer with extensive experience in the preparation of design strategies and development frameworks. He has particular expertise in engaging with local communities through design workshops to help shape and influence emerging spatial strategies. He runs a small urban design practice (Feria Urbanism) based in Bournemouth, not far from the AUB campus. Recent consultancy work includes a town-centre strategy to enliven public spaces in Bournemouth. Other completed projects include frameworks for Liverpool, Oldham, Preston, Weymouth and Bexleyheath; an urban quarter study in Liverpool; and creating strategic visions and neighbourhood plans for numerous Kent villages. His work with rural communities in Kent is featured as a best practice case study in a RIBA guidance note on neighbourhood planning.

Richard has been appointed to the East of England Design Review Panel, a recognition of his design skills and wide experience. He has also worked part-time in the City Design Team at Southampton City Council alongside his Feria Urbanism work.

Prior to establishing Feria Urbanism, Richard was an associate director at Terence O’Rourke Ltd in Bournemouth before becoming a director at NEW Masterplanning Ltd in Poole. He was born in Preston, Lancashire. He studied Geography at the University of Sheffield before studying Urban Design + Regeneration at the University of Manchester and then Urban Planning at Oxford Brookes University.

www.feria-urbanism.eu

Ben Rowe Visiting Tutor/Guest Lecturer

Ben is a Structural Engineer and Project Director at Ramboll. He has regular contact with all years of architecture students through lectures and...

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Ben Rowe

Visiting Tutor/Guest Lecturer

Ben is a Structural Engineer and Project Director at Ramboll. He has regular contact with all years of architecture students through lectures and tutorials.

www.ramboll.co.uk

Rob Harris Visiting Tutor/Guest Lecturer

Rob is an internationally recognised Acoustic Consultant with ARUP Winchester. Recent projects include the Oslo Opera House. He teaches in second...

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Rob Harris

Visiting Tutor/Guest Lecturer

Rob is an internationally recognised Acoustic Consultant with ARUP Winchester. Recent projects include the Oslo Opera House. He teaches in second year on specialist performance building science.

www.arup.com/Services/Acoustic_Consulting.aspx