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Publications, Lectures, Research


2012–17 – Klaus Birk “Built Information: Designing for Experience in Public Media Spaces”, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London

2011–16 – Jane Scott “Programmable Knitting: An Environmentally Responsive, Shape-changing Textile System Informed by Biomimicry and Constructed from 100% Natural Materials”, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London


2023 – “Architecture of Tomorrow”, written Introduction to an anthology of the work of artist Daniel Freaker .

2022 – “Design Process & Public Management”, facilitated discussion; with Prof. Michael Barzelay, for students of public management at the London School of Economics.

2021 – “Art, Design & Media – Skills for the Future”, presentation at the “Reimagining Experiential Learning & Design” online conference, hosted by the Institute for Design & Management, Lahore, Pakistan.

2021 – “The Design Process”, series of lectures, based on work from my book “Design Process in Architecture”, delivered to final year undergraduate students of BA Interior Design at Camberwell College of Arts.

2021 – “Building Around People”, cover story for the ‘Building Engineer’, Journal of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers.

2020 – “Studying Fashion & Textiles in India”, webinar for LeMark School of Art – Mumbai, India

2020 – “Vocational Education in Pakistan”, webinar/panel discussion for Beaconhouse International – Islamabad, Pakistan

2019 – “Recruiting the Next Generation in Construction”, presentation at the BSI: Digital World BIM Conference, London

2019 – “A New Direction”, article for Offsite Magazine (

2019 – “In Bringing the Next Generation into Construction: Perception is Everything”, article for Building Magazine (

2019Streaming into the Future”, four part series of blog posts for HN Global (

2019 – “Recruiting for the Future”, presentation at the National Construction Expo, Milton Keynes

2019 – “When the Artist Isn’t There”, blog post for HN Global (

2018 – “The Sector Needs to Work Harder to Cultivate the Next Generation of Talent, article for Construction Magazine. (

2018 – “Idea Generation”, blog post for Laurence King Publishers, exploring key topics from “Design Process in Architecture”. (

2018 – “Shredding Banksy”, blog post for HN Global (

2018 – “Do You Write?” interviewed by Ulysses GMbH on the process of writing “Design Process in Architecture”.(

2018 – “Design Process in Architecture: From Concept to Completion”, authored publication for Laurence King Publishers. (ISBN 978-1786271327)

2015 – “Between the Vines and The Sea. Architecture and Landscape of Teulada-Moraira”, project commentaries, edited by Laura Lizondo Sevilla and Ivan Cabrera Fausto, published by Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València (ISBN 978–8490483220).

2015 – “The Design Process in Architecture”, lecture based on research for upcoming book. Universitat Politècnica de València.

2015 – “The Un-Urban Edge”, article for “Here & Now 4: Sustainable Urbanism” journal of the Academy of Urbanism.

2015 – “Digitising the Planning System: A Scoping Study”, collaborative research project with RIBA Policy Unit, funded by Creative Works London.

2014COBie Online, development of web-based tools for BRE.

2014 – Visiting Critic, International Education Workshop, “La Huerta”, hosted by Universitat Politècnica de València with participants from Austria, Switzerland, Ukraine, Russia, Croatia and Spain.

2013 – “Archiving the Digital: Current Efforts to Preserve Design Records”, Roundtable discussion hosted by the British Architectural Library and the Victoria & Albert Museum. Video available at

2013 – “Between Vine and Sea”, collaborative project between students at Central Saint Martins and Universitat Politècnica de València hosted by the municipality of Teulada Moraira,Spain.

2013 – “What’s the Point of an Art School, if You’re not an Artist?”, chair of a panel discussion as part of the “What’s the Point of an Art School?” series at Central Saint Martins. (

2013 – “The Expanded Field: Positioning Architectural Education Within the Arts”, Arquitectura v2020 : Congreso Docente , la Enseñanza y la Profesión de Arquitecto en un Mundo en Cambio (ISBN 978–8490480977), Universitat Politècnica de València.

2013 – “Building Information Modelling (BIM) Gateway Project”, a collaborative research project working with the Royal Institute of British Architects, funded by the Technology Strategy Board.

2012 – Guest Critic, Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art.

2011 – “Does Architectural Education have a Problem?” essay from “Intercultural Interactions” (ISBN 978–0956353214), co-edited by Robert Mull, Peter Beacock and Geoffrey Makstutis, published by ASD Projects

2010 – Centre for Education in the Built Environment (CEBE) funded Special Interest Group, convener of “Equality and Diversity in Architectural Education”, collaborative development with the Centre for Excellence in the Built Environment and the Standing Conference of Heads of Schools of Architecture.

2010 – “Architecture: An Introduction” (ISBN 978–1856696234), authored publication for Lawrence King Publishers, editions in English for UK and US, translations in Spanish, Italian and Chinese.

2008 – “Textile Futures Salon: What future for living Textiles?”, ICA London, panellist and co-organiser of 2-day event exploring living textiles in fashion and the built environment.

2008 – Introduction included in “Unspoken Interactions” (ISBN 978–0954143992), edited by Dr. Noam Austerlitz, published by the Centre for Learning and Teaching in Art and Design, University of the Arts London.

2008 – “Creating Futures” – Centre for Learning in Practice/Centre for Excellence in Teaching & Learning Pedagogic Research Funded project exploring how widening participation projects can increase HE student intrinsic motivation.

2009Textile Futures Research Group, working with colleagues across UAL to explore the role of textiles in fashion, design and the built environment

2006 – “Cradle to Cradle Design”, Group Facilitator at conference on sustainable design, The Window, London.

2004 – “Fenestra”, from the exhibition “Thinking About Glass”, The Cochrane Gallery, London.

2003 – “Improve the View”, Helen Kirwan-Taylor, The Sunday Times, January 26.

2002Grand Egyptian Museum (with Neil Cummings and 51% Studios)

2002Visitor Centre, Mons Klint, Denmark (with 51% Studios)

2001Young Architects 2, with 51% Studios, Merrell Publishers.

2001 – “Young, Gifted and Dressed in Black”, Helen Kirwan-Taylor, The Financial Times: How to Spend it, February.

2000 – “Documents – Stock List Browser”, online browser related to the “Documents” project, with Neil Cummings and Marysia Lewandowska.

2000 – “From There to Here”, Shireoaks, Nottinghamshire, with Lee Hassall.

2000 – “The Game”, from the “Boxes” exhibition at the Museum of Installation, London.

2000 – “The Curve in Computer Aided Design”, Lecture, Royal College of Art, Humanities Department)


2016 – External Advisor, Validation of BA (Hons) Architecture, University of Hertfordshire

2015 – Panel Member, Validation of BA (Hons) Games Design, London College of Communication

2014 – Panel Member, Revalidation of BA (Hons) Photography, London College of Communication

2013 – External Advisor, Ravensbourne College of Art and Design, revalidation of design courses

2012 – Panel Member, Course Review, FdA Interior and Spatial Design, London College of Communication

2011 – Panel Member, Revalidation of BA (Honours) Theatre and Screen at Wimbledon College of Art

2009 – Panel Member, Revalidation of MA Interior and Spatial Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design

2009 – Panel Member, Revalidation of Landscape Design, University of Southampton