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Craig Stott

Craig lecturers in architectural technology and is studio tutor for the BA (Hons) Architecture. He is also co-director for the Project Office.

Role within the School

Senior Lecturer


Master of Engineering (MEng) in Structural Engineering and Architecture, Master of Architecture (MArch), Master of the Arts (MA) by Research in Architecture.


Craig joined our University in 2010. With a background in structural engineering, he has worked at Arup Associates and CDA before teaching at the Manchester School of Architecture. In 2013, Craig and colleague Simon Warren founded the Project Office within the School of Art, Architecture and Design. Project Office is a design and research collaboration of staff and students, and a registered architecture consultancy concerned with ethical, social and resilient architecture and design.


Project Office is the architectural consultant for the New Wortley Community Centre, a Big Lottery funded project awarded in 2014. The Morley Newlands Playscape, completed by the Project Office in 2014, is now included in the online Buildings Library of the Architects’ Journal.


Closed Loop Urbanism, a concept which suggests that by understanding material resource flows within a city, it is possible to implement a series of systems where everything is reused. Combining his passion for ecological design with structural engineering, Craig is particularly interested in the ‘living edge’ of architecture: building skins and façades. His research specialism concentrates on Upcyclable Intelligent Façades and the role they can play in helping achieve resilient and ecologically undamaging cities.

Selected Publications

Stott, C.R. and Warren, S.P. (2014) The BEAM Project. Real Life Complexity in a Design Studio Context. AAE Conference, Sheffield, Sept 2014. Grandry, P. (2013) What is the Future of Architecture? Berlin: Crap is Good Publications, 232-237. (contributor) Stott, C.R. and Martin, C.L. (2011) The Future Lifecycle of Intelligent Façades. PLEA 2011, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, June 2011.


Arts and Humanities Research Council Scholarship for Postgraduate Study and Research undertaken at Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design.


School of Architecture Contact

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Postal Address
Building B - Broadcasting Place
Woodhouse Lane
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