The University of Suffolk’s Architecture Department has appointed their first Visiting Professor.
Meredith Bowles from Mole Architects is a well renowned expert in the profession and will support the Department’s ambitions to be recognised as a changemaker for Architecture education. Mole Architects is a leading practice designing low energy, contemporary buildings, with a particular emphasis on regional character.
The degree programme is led by Dr Liana Psarologaki and it sits within the School of Engineering, Arts, Science and Technology.
Dr Psarologaki said “Architecture at Suffolk is honoured to welcome its first visiting professor Meredith Bowles as we move forward with professional accreditation of our degree. Meredith represents a role model in practice for us and for his design sensitivity, critical situatedness and professional currency. He will inspire, nurture and help us shape a new agenda of architectural education.”
Meredith said of his appointment, “I’m very much looking forward to working with Dr Psarologaki over the next three years. The (Architecture) course has bold ambitions to integrate social and environmental concerns into the students’ fundamental understanding of architecture and the role of architects, which I wholly endorse.”
The BA (Hons) Architecture at Suffolk is a forward-thinking, interdisciplinary programme of study and runs with the support of RIBA Suffolk. Dr Psarologaki is the RIBA Chair of Education for the East Region and Meredith will act as the University’s RIBA adviser.
The degree programme approaches Architecture as a humanity tool to create and sustain new modes of life within the wider ecosystem of built and natural environments we inhabit. Students learn Architecture as a driver for global and situated culture underpinned by three principles: ecologies, pedagogies and technics. They train in designing buildings, spaces, and urbanities that are resilient and adaptive to rapid environmental, social and economic change.
For anyone interested in finding out more there is a Virtual Open Event on 8 December. Visit www.uos.ac.uk/openevents to register your interest.
For more information on BA (Hons) Architecture at the University of Suffolk visit www.uos.ac.uk/architecture
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