BA(Hons), DipArch(Dist), MA(Dist), RIBA, Architect
School of Architecture
University Teaching Practitioner
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School of Architecture
I have been a part-time tutor since the late 1990s, and have participated with all levels of the undergraduate course. I am a practicing architect and after graduating from SSoA in 1994 I worked for Bond Bryan Architects before moving to Building Design Partnership in Sheffield in 2000.
I left BDP in 2016 to set up my own practice, Bradshaw Architects. I have worked across a wide range of projects, which in Sheffield include ICESheffield, Bents Green School and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Headquarters.
- Research interests
Together with Howard Evans, I am heavily involved in the set-up and running of the new MatLab, which will be a physical and digital resource that helps architecture students understand the nature of the materials that they will specify and use within the built environment.
MatLab aims to help students and professionals alike understand how materials are processed from source to site and how this impacts on the carbon footprint of the building industry.
It will help to build links between students, the university, local industrial partners and alumni within practice, and will inform and support our teaching in the studio.
- BIM in Healthcare Infrastructure: Planning, Design and Construction. ICE Publishing.
- Design Tools for Evidence-Based Healthcare Design. Routledge.
- Health Building Note (HBN) 00-01 General Design Guidance for Healthcare Buildings. Leeds, United Kingdom: Department of Health, United Kingdom.
- Sustainability & Evidence-Based Design in the Healthcare Estate. Springer Heidelberg New York Dordrecht London: Springer.
- Ward Layouts with Single Rooms and Space for Flexibility. The Stationery Office.
- The architectural healthcare environment and its effects on patient health outcomes. TSO.
- Information technology in construction design. Thomas Telford.
- Briefing a continuous building programme. The University of York, Institute of Adavanced Architectural Studies.
- 15BR0404-R1 25.2.15 Rethinking national healthcare building design quality strategy: evidence and outcomes. Building Research and Information.
- Rethinking healthcare building design quality: an evidence-based strategy. Building Research & Information, 43(4), 499-515. View this article in WRRO
- Applying ISO-Space to Healthcare Facility Design Evaluation Reports. Seventh Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation (ISA), Eighth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, 13-20.
- Health technical memorandum 08-01 acoustics. Acoustics Bulletin, 35(3), 38-41.
- Health technical memorandum 08-01 acoustics: Has the cure worked, and where do we go from here?. 8th European Conference on Noise Control 2009, EURONOISE 2009 - Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics, 31(PART 3).
- Intentions, practices and aspirations: Understanding learning in design. Design Studies, 24(4), 327-339.
- Hospital design. Room for improvement.. Health Serv J, 110(5688), 24-26.
- The role of healthcare guidance/ standards and tools in design quality and safety improvement or enhancement of the healthcare estate or physical environment. The Journal of Civil Engineering & Architecture.
- Case Studies: Design Practice and Application of Healthcare Technical Guidance and Tools, Sustainability and Evidence-Based Design in the Healthcare Estate (pp. 69-237). Springer Berlin Heidelberg
- Introduction, Sustainability and Evidence-Based Design in the Healthcare Estate (pp. 1-6). Springer Berlin Heidelberg
- A Review of Design Approaches + Strategies, Sustainability and Evidence-Based Design in the Healthcare Estate (pp. 7-33). Springer Berlin Heidelberg
- Conclusions, Sustainability and Evidence-Based Design in the Healthcare Estate (pp. 259-268). Springer Berlin Heidelberg
- Emerging Issues, Sustainability and Evidence-Based Design in the Healthcare Estate (pp. 239-257). Springer Berlin Heidelberg
- A Review of Healthcare Technical Guidance/Standards, Norms and Tools, Sustainability and Evidence-Based Design in the Healthcare Estate (pp. 35-67). Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Conference proceedings papers
- Evidence-based healthcare design: refurbishment or reconfiguration of the healthcare estate to enhance compliance with standards and tools to optimise innovation. IBEA Conference 2011 Proceedings (pp 340-340), 7 October 2011 - 9 October 2011.
- Developing a World-Leading and Smart Regulatory Design Quality Framework for Healthcare Estates in England. 5th Annual Conference of the Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre (HaCIRIC1. St David’s Hotel & Spa, Cardiff, Wales, 19 September 2012 - 21 September 2012.
- EuPHN (European Property Health Network) 2012: The Future for Strategic Planning of Healthcare Infrastructure. The Future for Strategic Planning of Healthcare Infrastructure. Danish Architecture Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark, 22 October 2012 - 24 October 2012.
- The Impact of Soft Computing on Building Norms and Certification in Engineering. Civil-Comp Press Stirlingshire, UK. Chania, Crete, Greece, 6 September 2011 - 9 September 2011.
- Sustainable Evidence-Based Healthcare Design. International Conference of WREC-Asia & SuDBE2011, Chongqing, China 28-31 October 2011. Chongqing, China, 28 October 2011 - 31 October 2011.
- Evidence-Based Dementia, the Elderly, Children and Refurbishment or Reconfiguration?. HaCIRIC11 Conference Proceedings (pp 190-211). Imperial College, London, 26 September 2011 - 28 September 2011.
- Evidence-Based Healthcare Design: Refurbishment or Reconfiguration of the Healthcare Estate to Enhance Compliance with Standards and Tools and to Optimise Innovation. Innovation and Integration: Science, Technology and Policy in the Built Environment. London South Bank University, 8 October 2011 - 9 October 2011.
- Agile Evidence Based Built Environments: Assuring Quality in a Time of Significant Structural Change and Financial Pressure. https://www.conftool.net/design4health/, 13 May 2011 - 15 May 2011.
- Quality Innovation and Evidence in Healthcare Physical Environments in England & Sweden – Establishing a Collaborative Roadmap: 3rd Annual Conference of the Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre (HaCIRIC10): Better healthcare through better infrastructure- 22-24 September 2010 Edinburgh, Scotland pp6-16. (pp 6-16)
- Nohr-Con’s conference on Future Healthcare and Hospital Buildings 2011 – International conference and patient pathways and logistic flows in future hospitals 10th – 12th May 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark. Nohr-Con’s conference on Future Healthcare and Hospital Buildings 2011 – International conference a
- Does the physical environment affect staff and patient health outcomes? A review of studies and articles 1965-2005
- http://hear.group.shef.ac.uk/ Sheffield Database of Architectural Healthcare Environments and Staff & Patient Health Outcomes (HEAR). Retrieved from
- Workshop on Accident & Emergency (A&E) Departments, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg (Göteborg), Sweden on 14th September 2011 (A Loughborough University, The University of Sheffield and University College London collaboration).
- Workshop on St Olav’s Hospital Development, Norway on 12 -13th September 2011(A Loughborough University, The University of Sheffield and University College London collaboration).
- Vienna North Hospital (KHN) Development 29th June 2011, Vienna, Austria Patient-Centred Approach.
- Teaching activities
I am currently a studio design tutor in year 1, and have been a professional practice examiner for the RIBA Part 3 examinations. I have also provided construction tutorials for the third year course.
- Professional activities
Personal Competition Entries
2000 – New Bridge for Kelham Island Museum, with Roger Sapcote & Jaffel Versi. A semi-moncocque steel footbridge linking the museum to the Fat Cat site. Awarded joint first prize.
2007 – Bat House, London Wetlands Centre, with Bob Blundell & Jo Lintonbon. A series of landscape interventions creating habitats for bats and viewing and learning facilities for the public.
2010 – CR8, New Islington, Manchester, with Bob Blundell & Jo Lintonbon. An enigmatic but economical timber structure capable of housing a range of “pop-up” activities to bring life to a dormant site.