Sam Brown

BA (hons), MArch, PGDip / ARB

School of Architecture

University Teacher in Architecture

Live Projects Coordinator

Deputy Director of MArch Collaborative Practice

Sam Brown
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Sam Brown
School of Architecture
Arts Tower
Western Bank
S10 2TN

I am an ARB-registered Architect with a wide range of practice experience in the UK and abroad. Prior to joining the SSoA, I have held Senior Architect and Associate positions at a number of small practices and worked in multi-disciplinary teams on larger projects.

I have also taught Architecture at various levels in a number of Schools of Architecture in the UK and internationally – and carried out industry-based research projects for national bodies in my specialist field of community-led housing and self-build projects.

I love to travel and to learn on the go - and I have a deep-seated passion for the exchange of knowledge and experience. My most rewarding life experiences have come from travelling and collaboration - both within and outside of the UK. I learn best by doing – and this heavily influences my teaching practice.

At the SSoA, I lead the Live Projects programme across both years of the MArch Architecture course and the MA Architectural Design course. I also co-direct the Collaborative Practice route to the MArch qualification – and I am involved in the teaching of environment and technology at both Undergraduate and MArch level.

I am also an accredited Community Led Housing Adviser working with enabling hubs in London and the West Midlands.

  • BA (hons) Architecture (RIBA Part 1)
  • MArch Architecture (RIBA Part 2)
  • PGDip Professional Practice in Architecture (RIBA Part 3)
Research interests
  • Community-Led Housing
  • Self-Build
  • Environment and Technology
Research group

Pedagogy, Practice and Scholarship

Teaching interests
  • Live Projects
  • Collaborative Practice
  • Environment and Technology