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Darren Bray

Portrait of lecturer Darren Bray

Module Convenor for Industry and Practice–The Business Context of Architecture (1st year)

Academic 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.

Professional bodies/affiliations

  • 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, GreyMatter concrete, 2013–present.

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 and Project Architect, PAD Studio, 2007–18
  • Director and Project Architect, Haddow Partnership, 2006–7
  • Associate Director, Format Milton Architects, 1999–2006
  • Architectural Assistant, ArchitecturePLB, 1998–9.

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 and 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.