Architecture, Interiors and Modelmaking

Edward Ward

Lecturer (HE) – Interior Architecture and Design

Teaching Fellow, PGCert

Biography

Edward is a lecturer on the Interior Architecture Course, specialising in software and digital technologies. Edward joined the course after graduating and working as a product modelmaker for curvature group, making display models for airliners such as British Airways, Virgin, Lufthansa, and then onto working at the Arts Universities workshop, where he spent 3 years developing the rapid prototyping facilities on offer whilst working alongside students of varying disciplines and professionals to realise creative output.

Since joining the course Edward has been working across the year groups on a range of projects and activities that explore making as a tool in both the ideation and design process, and 1:1 builds of student lead projects. With an interest in materials, process and making, and how they can be applied to or inform the design of a product or object are at the forefront of projects and discussion.

Professional practice

Edward has engaged with students on all levels of the course, leading units, running workshops and engaging with student tutorials. Previously Edward has devised and run specialist short evening courses. Edward is active with widening participation at the university and visits schools to deliver bespoke workshops and lectures to both staff and students of all ages.
Involvement with industry and regional creatives has afforded edward to develop live projects where students have delivered instillations and pop up exhibitions, working at full scale, this allows students to develop skill sin design for construction, delivering projects for clients to schedule to an exacting standard.
Outside of work Edward is engaged with local makers and engineers that develop novel proposals of making and craft, curating exhibitions and instillations that present technology and art in new and unexpecting ways
Edward is verse in a range of software programs, contemporary and traditional workshop processes, health and safety requirements, design thinking and reflection studio workshops.

Professional memberships

  • Association of Professional Model Makers (2011)

Awards

  • PGCert (2017)
  • HEA Fellow (2016)

Research Specialism

Edward delivered his paper for Post Graduate Certification on the use of reflection within a design discipline. The work explored the themes of the design processes and how reflection-in-action can be attributed to the ongoing development of studio work. 

Reflecting as an ongoing process within the design discipline has proven to alleviate stress and anxiety of students in both their work and their experience at university, whilst affording them the clarity and rigour in developing and implementing a concise design project. 

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