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Craig Stott
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Craig Stott

Senior Lecturer

Leeds School Of Arts

0113 81 24106 C.R.Stott@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

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.

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 MacEwan Award in 2018.

Selected Publications

Books (3)

Chapters (2)

  • Warren SP; Stott CR (2018) Competitions and Educational Structures. In: Theodorou M; Katsakou A The Competition Grid: Experimenting With & Within Architecture Competitions. : RIBA Publishing, pp. .
  • Stott CR (2012) The Crash Test City. In: Grandry P What is the Future of Architecture?. Berlin: Crap is Good, pp. 232-237.
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Conference contributions (1)

  • Stott CR (2019) Evaluating Client Learning through Live Projects - Innovations for Reflective Practice University of Westminster 24/04/2019.
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Conference proceedings (peer reviewed) (6)

  • Stott CR; Warren S (2017) Advocating a Co-Design Methodology Across Academy and Community. In: Association of Architectural Educators 2017 Conference; Architecture Connects Oxford Brookes University 06/09/2017 00:00:00. : , pp. .
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  • 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? University of Derby 22/06/2017 00:00:00. : , pp. 319-333.
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  • 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 Leeds Beckett University 14/09/2016 00:00:00. : , pp. 407-418.
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  • Stott CR; Warren S (2016) Experimenting with Alumni Pedagogy. In: ICC 2016 The Competition Mesh: Experimenting with and within Architecture Competitions Leeds Beckett University 27/10/2016 00:00:00. : , pp. .
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  • 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' York St John University 05/09/2016 00:00:00. : , pp. .
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  • 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' York St John University 05/07/2016 00:00:00. : , pp. .
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