Craig Stott, Senior Lecturer

Craig Stott

Senior Lecturer

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.

Research Interests

Craig’s work has been published internationally in exhibitions, edited books and conference journals including: The Competition Grid by RIBA Publishing, All Inclusive Engagement in Architecture by Routledge and Emergent Community Governance presented at the 2016 SEEDS International Conference.

In 2016, Project Office completed New Wortley Community Centre, the largest student designed live project to be built in the UK to date, which subsequently won the Live Project Network Category of the SEED (Social, Economic, Environmental Design) Awards, presented at SFI17 (Structures for Inclusion Conference) in Portland, Oregon in 2017. The project also made the shortlist of the RIBA Journal’s MacEwen Award in 2018.

In 2021, Craig was interviewed by Faculti to discuss the pedagogic value of architectural co-design and the impact this can have on addressing societal inequality.

 
Craig Stott, Senior Lecturer

Ask Me About

  1. Buildings
  2. Community

Selected Outputs

  • Stott CR (2019) Evaluating Client Learning through Live Projects - Innovations for Reflective Practice. In: Association of Architectural Educators 2019 Conference; Learning through Practice, 24 April 2019 - 26 April 2019, University of Westminster.

    https://aaeconference2019.wordpress.com/

  • Stott CR; Warren S (2017) Advocating a Co-Design Methodology Across Academy and Community. In: Association of Architectural Educators 2017 Conference; Architecture Connects, 6 September 2017 - 9 September 2017, Oxford Brookes University.

    https://aaeconference2017.wordpress.com/proceedings/

  • Stott CR; Warren S (2017) The Making of a Liveable Community at New Wortley, Leeds. In: Architecture Media Politics Society (AMPS) 2017 Conference; Cities, Communities and Homes: Is the Urban Future Livable?, 22 June 2017 - 23 June 2017, University of Derby.

    http://architecturemps.com/proceedings/

  • Stott CR; Warren S (2016) Emergent Community Governance; A model of socially sustainable transformation in New Wortley. In: International Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) Conference 2016, 14 September 2016 - 15 September 2016, Leeds Beckett University.

    https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/as/cebe/seeds/seeds2016_proceedings.pdf

  • Stott CR; Warren S (2016) Experimenting with Alumni Pedagogy. In: ICC 2016 The Competition Mesh: Experimenting with and within Architecture Competitions, 27 October 2016 - 29 October 2016, Leeds Beckett University.

    ttps://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/-/media/files/icc-2016/icc_bookofabstracts_final.pdf?la=en

  • Stott CR; Warren S (2016) Project Office; Unleashing a ‘Force for Good’. In: Sixth International Conference: Value and Virtue in Practice-Based Research ‘Virtuous Practices for a Worldwide Conversation’, 5 September 2016 - 6 September 2016, York St John University.

  • Stott CR; Warren S (2016) Learning Through Imaginative Play; A Collaboration of Primary School Pupils and Architecture Students. In: Sixth International Conference: Value and Virtue in Practice-Based Research ‘Virtuous Practices for a Worldwide Conversation’, 5 July 2016 - 6 July 2016, York St John University.

  • Warren SP; Stott CR (2014) The BEAM Project - Real Life Complexity in a Design Studio Context. In: 2nd Annual Association of Architectural Educators Conference 2014 Living and Learning, 3 September 2014 - 5 September 2014, Sheffield.

    https://aaeconference2014.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/aae_proceedings_final.pdf

  • Stott CR; Martin CL (2011) The Nectar Project: Solar Development of Post-Industrial Urban Communities. In: Bodart M; Evrard A eds. PLEA 2011, 13 July 2011 - 15 July 2011, Louvain-la-Neuve. UCL Presses.

    http://www.plea2011.be/

  • Stott CR (2011) The Future Lifecycle of Intelligent Facades. In: Bodart M; Evrard A eds. PLEA 2011, 13 July 2011 - 15 July 2011, Louvain-la-Neuve. UCL Presses.

    http://www.plea2011.be/

  • Stott CR; Warren S (2018) Project Office Volume 3.

  • Stott CR; Warren SP (2015) Project Office Volume 2.

  • Stott CR; Warren SP (2014) Project Office Volume 1.

  • Warren S; Stott C (2020) The Pedagogic Value of Architectural Co-Design; how embedding students within communities can challenge societal inequality. In: Ferdous F; Bell B ed. All-Inclusive Engagement in Architecture Towards the Future of Social Change. 2020: Routledge, pp. 73-81.

  • Warren SP; Stott CR (2018) Competitions and Educational Structures. In: Theodorou M; Katsakou A ed. The Competition Grid: Experimenting With & Within Architecture Competitions. RIBA Publishing,

  • Stott CR (2012) The Crash Test City. In: Grandry P ed. What is the Future of Architecture?. Berlin: Crap is Good, pp. 232-237.