Postgraduate coursesMaster of Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2)

Meet the team

So much more than teaching.

Our team doesn’t just inform – they inspire with memorable, groundbreaking courses.

Ed Frith

M.Arch Course Leader

BAHons DipArch(Cantab)

Ed was educated at Bristol, Cambridge, Princeton and Columbia Universities and has taught at Bath, Birmingham and Greenwich Universities. As a director and architect at Moving Architecture he has developed performance pieces and buildings in the UK, China, US and across Europe. His Greyfriars Surgery Project, in Hereford has been exhibited at the Royal Academy and won an AJ small projects award. He has a number of publications and articles on architecture and the humanities. He has written and reviewed for Building Design, Architects Journal, Architectural Design and the Guardian newspaper.

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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 practice. Between 1990 and 1995 he studied and worked with the University of Minnesota and as assistant to public artist Siah Armajani. He continues to teach occasionally for the University of Minnesota, most recently as guest critic on the Oaxaca Studio 2009, Mexico. He joined the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art in January 1999 to explore the relationship between architecture and the other arts, especially sculpture and public art, as Diploma unit tutor. From 2002 to 2007 he was full time co-ordinator of the First Year at ECA. In January 2007 he joined the AUB as Course Leader to develop a new BA (Hons) Architecture degree.

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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 twelve years of architectural experience with both medium and small-scale practices. He also combined work in practice with ARB/RIBA Part 1 (undergraduate degree) and Part 2 (graduate masters) level architectural lecturing at the University of Greenwich where his students had published and prize-winning projects. Latterly, as a full-time academic member of the team, Channa’s interests also focus collaborating architecture with other AUB courses (Fashion, Textiles and Graphic Design) that often create positive outputs with new scholarly relationships that are shared with all involved.

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Fausto Sanna

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 Austria.

He has joined the Arts University Bournemouth as a Senior Lecturer in Architecture in 2015. He teaches architectural technology and design, at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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Dr. Willem De bruijn

Lecturer

MSc Architecture (TU Delft), PhD History and Theory of Architecture (UCL, UoL)

Willem studied architecture at the University of Technology in Delft and at the Royal institute of Technology in Stockholm. He holds a doctorate in History and Theory of Architecture from The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Willem teaches Contextual Studies on the BA Architecture course and also teaches Historiography and Research Methodologies on the M.Arch course.

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Michelle Lowe

Technician Demonstrator

BA (Hons) Modelmaking

A former graduate of the BA Modelmaking course at AUB with valuable industry experience, Michelle has made architectural models whilst working at Millennium Models for internationally renowned architects including Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners, Ron Arad Associates and Foggo Associates. She subsequently went on to work for Foster and Partners. Michelle is working to develop the course’s use of digital and physical modelling techniques as an aid to the design process.

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Supporting staff

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 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 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 year on specialist performance building science.

www.arup.com/Services/Acoustic_Consulting.aspx

Jennie Savage - Visiting Tutor

Jennie Savage is an artist who seeks to transform people’s perception of place through the creation of mediated experiences. Working Site specifically she explores the place between public spaces, constructed landscapes and the human story. Placing individual experience and perception at the centre of the work she seeks to draw out and make connections between interior and exterior landscapes.

Her projects take many forms and have included museum interventions, a radio station, a bus tour, audio walks, a cinema for the sea, online projects, maps, pamphlets and publications and artist film made for site specific exhibition.

Exhibitions and projects include Lisbon Architecture Triennale, National Museum Wales, Oriel Davies Gallery, Meduse Quebec City, Identitades, Mexico, Common Wealth Games, Melbourne, Scan Bournemouth, Cube, Manchester, Pnem Sound Arts Festival Netherlands, Futuresonic Manchester, Brueckenmusik, Berlin.

Publications: STAR a psychotopography of place (2006), Concrete A Users Guide (2009), Depending On Time (2009) and Nutopia envisioning future cities, co ed Malcolm Miles (2011).

Jennie will be working with our M.Arch 1 Students.

www.jenniesavage.co.uk and current project: www.fracturemob.org