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Dr Claire Hannibal

Claire is the course leader of the BA (Hons) Architecture. She leads a design studio, lectures in architectural history and theory and is a PhD supervisor.

Role within the School

Senior Lecturer


Bachelor of Arts in Architecture (Hons), Bachelor of Architecture, Doctor of Philosophy, Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education.


Claire worked in architectural practice and taught at the University of Liverpool before joining our University in 2008. She has taught architectural design at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.


Digital design tools; the role of the sketch in architecture; collaborative design approaches; technology enhanced learning; visualisation and communication, particularly in relation to the creative design process. With a background in fine art, Claire is also interested in the blurred lines between art and architecture.

Selected Publications

Claire has published articles and essays on representation in architecture, such as Measurement of Presence in Large Scale Virtual Environments Digital Design (2003) 21st eCAADe Conference Proceedings, and How Useful is the Digital Sketch? (2004) 22nd eCAADe Conference Proceedings. Recent conference papers have addressed architectural education and collaborative practices in design and include The Digital Dilemma: Product versus Process in Architectural Education (with A. Stewart, DRN 2013 / Thinking Through Drawing Conference, Columbia University, 2013).


The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Doctoral Award to support her PhD study at Liverpool University.


Architects Registration Board, Royal Institute British Architects and Fellow of the Higher Education Authority.

School of Architecture Contact

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Postal Address
Building B - Broadcasting Place
Woodhouse Lane
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