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Craig Stott

About Craig Stott

Craig Stott (MEng, BArch, MA, ARB) is a Project Office co-director, Architect and Senior Architecture Lecturer at the Leeds School of Architecture, Leeds Beckett University.

Originally trained as a Structural Engineer, Craig’s research attempts to determine the impact of ‘Live’ project learning within architectural education by establishing its value for both the students involved and the communities who act as client for the work undertaken. The intention is to utilise the power of student design to foster ecological and social sustainability in deprived communities through this pedagogic tool.

Craig is the undergraduate Technology coordinator and leads the BA studio CITYzen Agency which situates its explorations in neglected places of post-industrial cities. They consider global imperatives and local issues together, exploring their interconnection and consequence of each on the other. The studio is linked to Project Office, which is a design and research collaboration of staff and students. It is a RIBA Chartered Architecture Practice concerned with making ethical, social and resilient architecture and design.

Current Teaching

p>Architecture BA (Hons)

  • Architectural Technology 2 & 3

Architecture MArch

  • Design Studio 1, 2, 3 & 4
  • Technology Futures
  • Design Studio Integrated Technology A, B & C

Architecture MA

  • Design Studio A, B & C
  • Critical Technology

Research Interests

Craig’s work has been published internationally in exhibitions, edited books and conference journals including: The Crash Test City (What is the Future of Architecture?), The Nectar Project, and The Future Lifecycle of Intelligent Facades (27th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture), Learning Through Imaginative Play (2016 Value and Virtue in Practice-Based Research Conference), and Emergent Community Governance (2016 SEEDS International Conference).

In 2017 Project Office won the Live Project Network Category of the SEED (Social, Economic, Environmental Design) Awards, presented at SFI17 (Structures for Inclusion Conference) in Portland, Oregon.

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