Visiting Professors

Andrew Waugh

Graham Willis Visiting ProfessorAndrew Waugh

Andrew is a founding director of Waugh Thistleton Architects, a world leading architecture practice with a special interest in the use of engineered timber. Over the last 20 years of practice Andrew has designed a number of award winning schemes from cinemas to synagogues, social housing to shopping centres.

A dedicated advocate of low carbon construction Andrew encourages clients to look at new technologies and innovative methods of construction. He was responsible for the design of the pioneering Stadhaus, the first tall urban housing project to be constructed entirely from pre- fabricated solid timber. Andrew was awarded the RIBA President’s Medal for Research for this project in 2010. Waugh Thistleton Architects recently won a medal at the World Architecture Festival and have been shortlisted for the prestigious Stirling Prize for their design of Bushey Cemetery in north London. The congregation halls, formed of rammed earth, were commended for their sensitivity to the surrounding environment and the ceremony and tradition of the Jewish faith.

Driven by a passion for design Andrew continues to research from within the practice. He lectures across the world with a focus on sustainability, timber construction and the future of architecture.

Waugh Thistleton Architects

Prof Jian Kang

Jian KangVisiting Professor of Acoustics

e: j.kang@sheffield.ac.uk

Jian Kang obtained his first degree and MSc from Tsinghua University in Beijing, and his PhD from the University of Cambridge. He joined the School of Architecture, University of Sheffield in 1999, became Full Professor in 2003, and became Visiting Professor since 2018. Professor Jian Kang has worked in environmental and architectural acoustics for 30+ years, with 70+ research projects, 800+ publications, 60+ engineering/consultancy projects, and 20+ patents. He chairs the Technical Committee for Noise of the European Acoustics Association, and EU COST Action on Soundscape of European Cities and Landscapes. He was awarded IOA Tyndall Medal 2008 and Peter Lord Award 2014; NAS Lifetime Achievement Award 2014; and CIBSE Napier Shaw Bronze Medal 2013.

For further information on please see the Acoustics Website

Calculated noise map of Sheffield city centre

Measurement of acoustic properties of vegetation

Signe Kongebro

Signe KongebroVisiting Professor - Associated with MSc in Sustainable Architecture Studies

Partner and Manager of the Sustainability Department, Henning Larsen Architects

Signe is a trained architect and as partner in Henning Larsen Architects she is responsible for converting new knowledge and innovation into new business areas. Further, Signe manages Henning Larsen Architects’ Sustainability Department, which develops visions and design tools in the field of sustainable design.

Signe possesses a profound knowledge of sustainable building and masterplanning as well as the development of resource-conserving design. Her strong dedication to sustainable design has grown from her active participation in several interdisciplinary projects and her careful study of the basic properties of architecture and design.

Henning Larsen Architects

Omar Nagati

Omar NagatiVisiting Professor - Associated with MA in Urban Design

Omar Nagati is a practicing architect/urban planner living in Cairo. A graduate of Cairo University, he studied and taught at the University of British Columbia and University of California, Berkeley, with a specific focus on informal urbanism. Nagati adopts an interdisciplinary approach to questions of urban history and design, and engages in a comparative analysis of urbanization processes in developing countries. Nagati’s practice spans projects in housing, institutional and interior design within Egypt and regionally, having particular emphasis on urban planning and community development. Nagati has lectured widely on Cairo both locally and internationally. He teaches part-time urban design studio at the Modern Sciences and Arts University in Giza and is currently appointed as a Visiting Professor at Sheffield University.

Cluster Cairo


Visiting Practice Professors

David Cash, BDP

David CashDavid Cash joined BDP in June 1980, became an Associate in November 1985 and an Equity Partner in May 1990 (subsequently transmuted to Company Director following BDP’s incorporation in 1995). Took over leadership of BDP Manchester Office in May 1994 and of BDP North in July 2000, comprising the studios in Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool and Birmingham with 350 staff.

In 2008, David became International Development Director responsible for leading BDP’s growth strategy into new international markets. Between 2008 and 2012, he has overseen the establishment of new BDP studios in Abu Dhabi, Delhi and Shanghai.

In July 2012, David was elected as the Chairman of BDP, giving leadership to the firm and guidance for all aspects of its future development. He also retains specific responsibility for continuing the development of the international studios.

Sue Emms, BDP

Sue EmmsSue is an architect director in BDP's Manchester studio and has worked for BDP since graduating from Sheffield University in 1999. Sue is now the practice’s education sector advisor for northern England and is a recognised figure in the industry.

Prior to working for BDP she spent some time in London working for Michael Wilford Associates (one time partner of James Stirling) where she had the task of being project architect on Michael Wilford’s own house as well as working on the Lowry Arts centre in Salford. Since joining BDP, Sue has established her own reputation as one of the practice’s rising stars, having had a significant involvement in many of the practice’s most noteworthy and recognisable projects in both junior and now more senior leadership roles, as well as winning numerous design awards.

Since 2003 she has been engaged almost exclusively in education projects. Starting in 2003 with the practice’s conceptual ‘Beehive’ exemplar school, she then went on to design and deliver Devonshire Primary School in Blackpool, which was completed in 2006, winning a RIBA award. Sue was the lead architect for Enterprise South Liverpool Academy winning a 2014 RIBA award and significantly contributed to BDP being named the 2014 RIBA North West Architect of the Year. In 2015 Sue followed this up by winning another RIBA award for St John Bosco Arts College in Liverpool, an eye catching education project on tight and demanding budget.

A team player, a busy working mother and a mentor, Sue's delivery of consistently great projects is her greatest 'shining example'. Sue was promoted to Director in 2007 and assumed the leadership role on the Manchester studio’s ‘schools’ team at the height of the BSF/ Academies boom – under the last government. In the course of the five year period from 2007 to 2012 she was responsible for the design and delivery of 12 secondary schools with a total construction value of circa £300M.

BDP

Neil Gillespie, Reiach and Hall Architects

Neil Gillespie OBE RSA FRIAS RIBA is a Director and Chairman of Reiach and Hall Architects based in Edinburgh.

Among the many buildings he has designed are The Pier Arts Centre, Stromness in Orkney, winner of the RIAS Doolan Award, nominated for a Mies van der Rohe Award, winner of a Europa Nostra Award along with an RIBA National Award, Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre, Lanarkshire, winner of an RIAS Award, a National RIBA Award and shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize and the Doolan Award in 2015 along with City of Glasgow College winner of RIBA National Awards in 2016 and 2017 as well as being shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2016 and 2017.

Neil was Honorary Geddes Professor at Edinburgh University 2009 - 2012. Neil is a Visiting Professor of Architecture at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture in Aberdeen and also at Sheffield University.

Neil was appointed an Academician of the Royal Scottish Academy for Art and Architecture in 2009. Neil won the RSA Gold Medal for Architecture in 2009.

Neil was awarded an OBE for Services to Architecture in 2011.

Neil was the curator of Scotland + Venice, Venice Biennale in 2014. Neil was a member of the RIBA honours Committee in 2015- 2017.

Along with Professor Alan Johnston Neil founded sleeper gallery, a contemporary art space located within Reiach and Hall Architect’s offices.

Reiach and Hall Architects

Andrew Groarke, Carmody Groarke

Prof Andrew GroarkeAndy is an experienced qualified architect who received his MA from the University of Sheffield. After working at a number of internationally recognised practices including David Chipperfield Architects and Haworth Tompkins, he established Carmody Groarke with Co-director Kevin Carmody in 2006. Andy has recently been appointed Visiting Professor at the University of Sheffield.

Andy Groarke has delivered numerous private, commercial and cultural sector projects. Whilst working with Haworth Tompkins Architects Andy delivered the Coin Street Community Builders development that consisted of the Iroko Housing and the Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre. The Iroko Housing was completed in 2001. Of the 59 homes, 32 are five-bedroom houses, 6 are three-bedroom maisonettes and there are 21 one-and two-bedroom maisonettes and flats (including one flat designed for a wheelchair user) based around a communal garden. At basement level is a public car park.

The Coin Street neighbourhood centre provides families in the area with access to the best possible community facilities and services. It forms the fourth side of Iroko Housing Co-operative, enclosing a communal garden and playground. This building forms part of CSCB's strategy to provide affordable childcare, learning, enterprise support and leisure opportunities to all members of the community.

Carmody Groarke

Roger Hawkins, Hawkins\Brown

Roger HawkinsRoger founded Hawkins\Brown with Russell Brown in 1988 and is recognised as one of the leading architects in the UK.

Roger is a people person. His ability to see things from the client’s viewpoint and to get into the mindset of users is key to the way Hawkins\Brown practices architecture. He is a firm believer that good architecture needs to address a social agenda and is always keen to promote user needs and aspirations.

He sees an opportunity in everything and uses this to raise the ambitions of those around him. He is a member of the mayor’s Design Advisory Group and has been active in supporting RIBA Competitions including the Advisor to the ODA for the Olympic Velodrome. His involvement with the RIBA includes being Chairman of the RIBA Insurance Agency and member of the RIBA Validation Board. Roger lectures at architectural schools, conferences and writes for the architectural press and has lectured recently at UCL Bartlett, Sheffield University and Yale University in the USA.

Roger has considerable experience leading award-winning projects within the education, commercial, arts and regeneration sectors, and works across the studio supporting and participating in dialogue, debate and design reviews. His design skills, sensitive approach and critical practice ensure that creative opportunities are explored fully during design development.

Roger’s core skills of designing buildings across different sectors within the studio means that intelligence, research and learning from one sector can be applied or tested against another, offering new paradigms and ways of working.

For the past 8 years Roger has led the £35m regeneration of the Grade II* listed Park Hill housing Estate in Sheffield, working closely with the boutique developer Urban Splash, English Heritage and Sheffield City council, to find a cost effective and transformative solution to breath new life into Europe’s largest listed structure which was recently shortlisted for the 2013 RIBA stirling prize.

Roger has the experience of over 25 years in public realm design. In 2007 he lead the design for Parliament square. In order to develop the design and convince all of the different parties that transformation of the Square was possible, he consulted with English Heritage, Westminster Council, The Royal Household, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Transport for London, Design for London, GLA and CABE. The project was put on hold by a change of Mayoral priorities, but is currently being reconsidered. This experience brings confidence to challenge some of the preconceptions, which often frustrates design aspirations on major infrastructure project. He is aware that design can be used to soften the sometimes hard edges of an engineering led solution and at the same time advise value for money.

Hawkins\Brown

Kim Loddo, Inglis Badrashi Loddo

Kim LoddoKim is a Director of Inglis Badrashi Loddo (IBLA), a small, design-led architectural practice based in central London, established in 2000. She is responsible for the detail design, implementation and co-ordination of projects; and the organisation of the practice. IBLA has completed a wide range of projects, including a cultural centre in Barnes, the conversion of a former laundry into flats and office space, and an affordable housing mews development in Brixton.

Kim gained her Diploma from Cambridge University in 1999, having also studied at Harvard and MIT, and completed an MPhil degree in History and Philosophy of Architecture. She has won numerous awards, and has a keen interest in architectural education. She taught a Design Studio at Cambridge University Department of Architecture from 2000-2004, and has been a visiting critic for a number of institutions including the University of Greenwich, Thames Valley University, MIT, Rhode Island School of Art and Design, and Savannah College of Art and Design.

Kim has also been a member of the RIBA Validation Panel, and an External Examiner at Birmingham City University.

Inglis Badrashi Loddo (IBLA)

Andrew Matthews, Proctor and Matthews Architects

Andrew MatthewsBA (Hons), Dip Arch, RIBA, FRSA

Andrew Matthews founded the London based Studio, Proctor and Matthews Architects alongside Stephen Proctor in 1998. The studio’s extensive portfolio of completed work demonstrates a focused commitment to imaginative and appropriate designs tailored to the specifics of each commission. They are supported by their fellow directors, associates and architects who manage the projects on a day to day basis and who have an involvement in all tasks, including community consultation, cost and budget monitoring and design review. This is key to the effective delivery of all the projects undertaken. The studio structure is designed as such to engage the directors’ expertise and experience on all the projects taken on, giving clients the extra confidence of knowing that all directors have a comprehensive knowledge of their project throughout its duration.

Proctor and Matthews have forged strong links with some of the UK’s leading Universities and are involved in research, teaching and the development of architectural education. Both Stephen and Andrew have taught at leading Schools of Architecture in both the UK and abroad, and have recently been External Examiners to Sheffield, Kent and Greenwich Universities

Both Stephen and Andrew are Academicians at the Academy of Urbanism and are Fellows of the Royal Society of Arts.

Proctor and Matthews Architects

Paul Monaghan, AHMM

Prof. Paul MonaghanBA Dip Arch RIBA ARB

Paul is an internationally acclaimed architect. His work, developed through his studio’s creative intelligence, is focused on redefining the built environment in both the UK and abroad. His key projects in the workplace, arts, education, residential and masterplanning sectors have all been recognised by numerous national and international awards. Since co-founding AHMM in 1989, Paul’s projects at all scales have been recognised as demonstrations of outstanding design, collaborative creativity, applied technology, research and sustainability.

Key projects completed under his direction include Stirling Prize winning Burntwood School in south London; the William Street Quarter social housing development in Barking; Kirk Balk Community College; Villaggio in Ghana; Unity on Liverpool’s historic waterfront; Latitude House; Barking Central; Westminster Academy; and Kentish Town Health Centre (the latter two shortlisted for the Stirling Prize). He is currently working on a wide range of projects including the new Metropolitan Police headquarters on London’s Embankment; the masterplan for the redevelopment of BBC Television Centre; a residential scheme as part of the redevelopment of the former Heygate Estate site in Elephant and Castle; and the reinvention of Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre.

As an academic, Paul taught at the Bartlett School of Architecture for 15 years and is now a visiting professor of the school. In 2011 he also took the post of visiting professor at the University of Sheffield. He is extensively involved in architecture teaching, lectures, and examinations at Kingston University, University of Liverpool, London South Bank University and the University of Westminster and in 2007 he was the Harry S. Shure visiting professor at the University of Virginia, USA. Paul has also been Vice Chair of the CABE Schools Design Review Panel and is currently on the CABE National Design Review Panel. Paul has been chairman of the Young Architect of the Year awards, and up until 2010 chaired the RIBA awards panel. He is also a RIBA Client Design Advisor.

AHMM

Greg Penoyre, Penoyre & Prasad

Greg PenoyreGreg Penoyre co-founded Penoyre & Prasad Architects with Sunand Prasad in 1988. He has played a central role in the design, procurement and delivery of the practice’s 300 plus projects spanning commercial and public sectors. He brings a lifelong interest in the art and craft of design to the practice and is involved in project design from strategic level through to detail. Greg is passionate about drawing and the communication of architecture.

As a respected figure in the profession he has advised clients and industry bodies, including Partnerships for Schools, on procurement and design quality. He has acted as Design Champion for a number of major bids and is an active participant in Design Review.

Greg has a keen interest in architectural education. He is an alumus of the School and has been involved in course validation and external examining at a number of universities including Sheffield, DeMontfort, Westminster, Birmingham City and Brighton. He has also advised on the role of the external examiner and the interface between academic study and practice. He is currently on the Advisory Board for the MPhil in Environmental Design at the University of Cambridge.

Penoyre & Prasad

Stephen Proctor, Proctor and Matthews Architects

Stephen ProctorBA(Hons) DipArch, MA, RIBA, FRSA

Stephen Proctor founded the London based Studio, Proctor and Matthews Architects, alongside Andrew Matthews in 1998. The studio’s extensive portfolio of completed work demonstrates a focused commitment to imaginative and appropriate designs tailored to the specifics of each commission. They are supported by their fellow directors, associates and architects who manage the projects on a day to day basis and who have an involvement in all tasks, including community consultation, cost and budget monitoring and design review. This is key to the effective delivery of all the projects undertaken. The studio structure is designed as such to engage the directors’ expertise and experience on all the projects taken on, giving clients the extra confidence of knowing that all directors have a comprehensive knowledge of their project throughout its duration.

Proctor and Matthews have forged strong links with some of the UK’s leading Universities and are involved in research, teaching and the development of architectural education. Both Stephen and Andrew have taught at leading Schools of Architecture in both the UK and abroad, and have recently been External Examiners to Sheffield, Kent and Greenwich Universities

Both Stephen and Andrew are Academicians at the Academy of Urbanism and are Fellows of the Royal Society of Arts.

Proctor and Matthews Architects

Annalie Riches, Mikhail Riches

Annalie RichesAnnalie Riches is co-founder of Mikhail Riches, established in 2015 and formed from the amalgamation of Riches Hawley Mikhail and David Mikhail Architects. The practice has a growing reputation for large-scale housing projects and one-off houses. Mikhail Riches has won five RIBA Awards and five Housing Design Awards and made the Stirling mid-list twice. Their Church Walk project for 4 houses in Stoke Newington won London Building of the Year 2013. Current projects include 110 passivhaus standard houses for Norwich City Council, a mixed-use scheme with 50 flats in Hackney Wick and phase 2 of the regeneration of Park Hill in Sheffield.

Annalie graduated from Sheffield University and North London University, and was selected for the RIBA Silver Medal for her Diploma work. She has worked for RFR Peter Rice in Paris and Edward Cullinan Architects. She spent a year building her own house at Whatcott’s Yard, one of a series of 3 self build houses, which won an RIBA award as well as the AJ First Building Award. Annalie is External Examiner at Westminster University and has taught at Kingston University, London Metropolitan University and UEL, and lectured both in UK and abroad.

Mikhail Riches

Helen Roberts, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Helen graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Liverpool and completed her education at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art, qualifying as an architect in 1997. She joined Feilden Clegg Bradley’s London studio in 1999 and was made a Partner in 2007. She works across work sectors and job stages, enjoying all aspects of the profession, and has developed particular expertise in the design and delivery of education buildings. Her work in practice is complemented by an active interest in architectural education.

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Tony Skipper, 5plus architects

BA(Hons) DipArch MArch ARB RIBATony Skipper - 5plus architects

Tony Skipper is a Director at 5plus architects and is responsible for the practice’s emerging portfolio of work in the public sector.

For over 20 years Tony has conceived and delivered many award-winning projects across all sectors, latterly working extensively within the Higher Education sector. His particular interest and specialism is in the design of public, academic and research led environments and campus planning for many universities and cultural institutions. He has developed major new build, adaptive re-use and masterplan schemes across the UK and overseas. He is currently the Director-lead for The Crescent Masterplan which is seeing 5plus develop transformational proposals for a 99ha site in the ownership of the University of Salford and the City Council.

Prior to joining 5plus, Tony spent 15 years at John McAslan + Partner’s, working nationally and internationally across a wide range of projects, including a new building for the British School in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; a new research-based botanical garden in Dongguan, China and the RIBA Award-winning new School of Engineering for the University of Lancaster.

Tony has taught, or been a visiting critic at Schools of Architecture at universities in Manchester, Liverpool and Sheffield and was an External Examiner at the Leeds School of Architecture from 2005 – 2010. In addition to his role as Visiting Practice Professor at Sheffield University, he is a Design Review Panel member of Places Matter!, an organization working with the private and public sector to promote good design and strong client leadership.

5plus architects


Emeritus Professors

Bryan Lawson

Lawson, Prof Bryan

John Page

Page, Prof John

Roger Plank

Plank, Prof Roger

Peter Tregenza

Tregenza, Prof Peter