Alex is interested in the interface between architectural education and practice, and in how to best prepare current students of architecture for practice in a rapidly-changing profession. She is keen to investigate what she views as the hybridisation of the role of the architect, and the nature interdisciplinary collaboration in education and practice.

She delivered this paper to the ‘Live Project International Symposium’ at Oxford Brookes in 2012.

Below is her own attempt (colour-coded) to map the pre-2011 and post-2011 RIBA/ARB criteria into the five ‘categories’ that have historically been used to organise architectural curricula: Design Technology & Environment, Cultural Context, Communication, ‘Management, Practice and Law’. This would support an argument that compartmentation of architectural education is not longer suitable of feasible and hybridisation of our education system is required to meet these new criteria.


The views and opinions and work here is Alex’s own and not necessarily representative of her other employers or associated organisations (eg ESALA, University of Brighton, the ARB, Wyatt MacLaren LLP, Teambuild Association Ltd.) All work on this site is copyright and can only be reproduced with Alex’s permission (not unreasonably witheld!). Please email alex if interested in her research.