Matthew Bradshaw

Matthew Bradshaw

University Teaching Practitioner

BA(Hons), DipArch(Dist), MA(Dist), RIBA, Architect

T: 07966 445864
E: matthew.bradshaw@sheffield.ac.uk


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.

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.

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.

Professional Standing and Distinctions

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.

Year 1 Matter-Reality Project 2011 - The Moor, Sheffield Bents Green School Sheffield, 2008-2011 CR8-Manchester, 2010