Simon is studio tutor for the studio tutor for the BA (Hons) Architecture and the course leader of the Postgraduate Diploma in Architectural Professional Practice. He is also co-director of the Project Office.
Role within the School
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture (Hons), Master of Architecture.
Simon has been working at our University since 2011. Along with colleague Craig Stott established the Project Office, a university enterprise for student participation in live projects. As a practising architect, Simon was involved in built projects across the north of England from 1992 to 2008, and was a director at Bauman Lyons Architects in Leeds.
Simon is currently working on the doctoral dissertation Live Project Pedagogy - Architecture in the Making. The 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.
The role of the architect and how architects practice with ethical grace and respond to climate change. The design studio Simon co-directs, CITYzen Agency, explores post-industrial cities and considers global imperatives and local issues together to propose work for an adaptive, resilient, egalitarian and coherent city.
Warren, S. (2014) The Fareshare Project. In Harriss, H. and Widder, L. Eds. Architecture Live Projects: Pedagogy into Practice. Abingdon, Oxford: Routledge. Bauman, I. Smith, G. and Warren, S. (2008) How to be a happy Architect. In Bauman Lyons Architects. London: Black Dog.
Whilst at Bauman Lyon Architects Simon won the RIBA Award for Bridlington South Promenade in 2000. In 1997 together with Mark Way he won a RIBA competition, first place for the redesign of the public realm of the Perry Barr campus at the University of Birmingham.
Architects Registration Board and Royal Institute of British Architects.