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Darren Bray

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Name

Darren Bray

Job Title

Lecturer in Architecture

Responsibilities

  • Module Convenor for Industry & Practice: The Business Context of Architecture (1st year)

Qualifications

  • RIBA part III, University of Portsmouth 2001
  • Diploma in Architecture, RIBA part II, University of Portsmouth, 1997-8
  • Diploma in Architecture, RIBA part II, University of Cinnanati,      1996-7
  • BA (Hons) Architecture, RIBA part I, University of Portsmouth,      1993-6

External Responsibilities

  • Founder, Studio Bad Architects, 2019 - present
  • Co-Founder, Chora, 2018 - present
  • Ambassador, Architects Benevolent Society, 2018
  • External Examiner, Lincoln School of Architecture, 2016 - present
  • 'Architects for Change' Board member, RIBA, 2015 - present
  • Design Review panel member, Southampton City Council, 2014 - present
  • Design Development Advisor, Grey-matter concrete, 2013 - present

  Bray D Staff Profile photo 2018

 

Contact Details
  • Email: darren.bray
  • Telephone: 3953
  • Building: 46, School of Architecture, London Road campus

Career Path

I qualified as an architect in 1999. I worked professionally as architect and interior designer in London and in practices across Hampshire. My research interests include a multi-disciplinary approach to architecture at various scales, through understanding ideas of interior detail to urban concepts. I lead the Masters in Architecture Urban design studio, which has made mixed use and housing proposals for European sites in Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam, Vienna, Venice, Rotterdam, London, Dublin and also locally on regional sites.

As an architect my own completed projects range from the interior fit-out of bars and restaurants and retail design through to individual house design, school design and public spaces. I have written books across a range of subjects from Representation and drawing, Urban investigation and analysis to Materials and Interior space.

I am Chair of the South Coast Design review advising on strategic masterplanning projects regionally.

 Selected built architectural projects

New Low Energy contemporary house: 2015 £1.5m

New Low Energy contemporary house in RHS garden: 2014 £550,000

New interior for super yacht offices: 2011 £200,000

New build Eco-House Sway New Forest, completed 2011. £550,000

The Maltings - Listed Building converted into church 2005 £3.1m

Sotherington Hop Kilns conversion into apartments 2005 £1.5m

Netley Marsh Infant School refurbishment & extension 2006 £750,000

Wyvern Technology College Sports Hall for Hampshire County 2005 £1.8m

Lee on Solent Infant School, Music room and Nursery 2005 £300,000

 

Career Path

Teaching:

  • Lecturer, University of Reading - current
  • Teaching Practitioner, University of Reading, 2017-19
  • Postgraduate Studio Tutor, Portsmouth School of Architecture, 2016 - present
  • Visiting Lecturer, University of Brighton, 2014 - present
  • RIBA part III Examiner, London Metropolitan University, 2013 - present
  • RIBA part III Examiner, Portsmouth University, 2012 - present
    Undergraduate Studio Tutor, Portsmouth University, 2007 - present

Industry:

  • Founder, Studio Bad Architects, 2019 - present
  • Co-Founder, Chora, 2018 - present
  • Ambassador, Architects Benevolent Society, 2018
  • 'Technical Director + Project Architect, PAD Studio, 2007-18
  • Director + Project Architect, Haddow Partnership, 2006-7
  • Associate Director, Format Milton Architects, 1999-2006
  • Architectural Assistant, Architecture plb, 1998-9

 

Building location

46, School of Architecture, London Road campus

Publications

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