Alex MacLaren is Assistant Professor at Heriot-Watt University and Studio Leader at the University of Edinburgh. She examines for the ARB and is an External Examiner at the University of Greenwich. Rachel Sandbrook was joint Technical Studies Co-ordinator for the Architecture Degree at Central St Martins College of Art in London 2010-2013.

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Alex’s principal research interest is Architectural Pedagogy. She has presented peer-reviewed papers at several conferences accross architecture and construction disciplines. She has participated in Pedagogic Research projects at Brighton University and with the RIBA and University of Belfast. She writes and gives papers on the pedagogic value of interdisciplinary education and is published in ‘Architecture Live Projects: Pedagogy into Practice’, Routledge 2014. She is currently investigating the engagement of Industry with post-degree-level vocational education through her work with Teambuild UK.

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University of Edinburgh
Civic Fabrication: Work in Dalmarnock, Glasgow (Publications here)
Tectonics 2014
Tectonics 2013
Studio work 2011
Studio work 2010
Studio work 2009
Lecture Notes 2009

Heriot-Watt University
Interior Design Student work 2013-14 (download PDFs here)

University of Brighton
Studio briefs and student work 2008, 2009, 2010
‘Practices’ unit 2009 and 2010
Pedagogy research project, 2007

Rachel Sandbrook is a visiting lecturer and Technical Studies Co-ordinator in Structural Design at Central St Martins College of Art in London.