Francis

Francis

MA Architecture PGDip MA BArch ARB

Architect and academic based in Cambridge, with experience in world-leading design-led practices in London and abroad.

5.0 (5)

5 hours of classes

About me

Architect (BArch MA PGDip ARB) and academic based in Cambridge, with experience in world-leading design-led practices in London and abroad.

I approach architecture as a broad and multi-disciplinary subject.
Having worked at David Chipperfield Architects, Heatherwick Studio and Allies and Morrison, I have a thorough grounding of various contemporary design practices, as well as the technical challenges faced in getting buildings built: Projects I have worked on cover all RIBA Work Stages.

I am equally adept tutoring on practical issues, as on those of an academic focus. My dissertation at the Royal College of Art was awarded Distinction and was exhibited internationally. I have also published work in peer-reviewed journals, and I have been a visiting critic, and lecturer, at the University of Westminster and the Royal College of Art.

I Co-founded a tech-based R&D company developing new, sustainable materials. My specialism here has been with the ecology, technology and CAD/CAM rapid prototyping processes, which makes me well placed to advise on issues relating to both design research and corporate development.

Tutor Experience

Undergraduate teaching experience:
My lecture ‘Space-time & Architecture’ was given at the University of Westminster in November 2018. Here I sought to educate students on a number of emerging themes within architecture (specifically in relation to ecological thought and contemporary philosophy) and within the international space industry. Learning outcomes focused particularly on visualisation and communication techniques which could be applied by the students to their own projects more broadly.

I have also been a visiting critic on multiple occasions at the University of Westminster for units DS2 6 & BAIA, on dates: April 2017, Dec. 2018, April 2019. Here I tutored on projects at a range of developmental scales: from early thesis ideation, to final project delivery and presentation.

Postgraduate teaching experience:
I have been a visiting critic at the Royal College of Art for units ADS 5, on dates: Nov. 2014, Aug. 2015, March 2016. Here I tutored architectural design units with a specific ecological focus, dealing with complex environmental, social and economic considerations. As a critic assessing projects at an interim stage of development, I gave strategic direction to students by highlighting strengths and weaknesses in their emerging proposals, while also contributing my own ideas and points of interest where relevant to their thesis.

Topic Expertise

Demonstrated experience throughout RIBA Parts 1 - 3 and in all RIBA Work Stages: Expertise in both academic and practical applications of architecture.

I hold and maintain up-to-date knowledge of architectural education practices and of professional architectural practice in an industry setting.

$60-70/hr

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Only teaches online

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