Michael Spooner

Meet the staff: Michael Spooner

Michael Spooner is L4,5&6 tutor on our Interior Architecture BA(Hons).

Michael is an architect and educator, with a passion for understanding how people and cities work.  He trained in medical science in Canada and Japan, before arriving in London to study at the AA, RIBA Studio and Bartlett. As associate director at dRMM, he led the design and delivery of many award-winning projects, including the 2017 Stirling prize-winning Hastings Pier.

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Profile of Lucy-Ann Gilbert

Meet the staff: Lucy-Ann Gilbert

Lucy is a spatial designer and educator who has worked in a range of settings including film, exhibition design, collaborative design through making, architectural practice alongside working in education where she has taught L5&6 Design Studio since 2016. As of 2021 Lucy has begun co-course leading the Interior Architecture BA(Hons) course and running the L4 Design Studio.

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work by matilda swift-barnard

Graduates 2021: Interior Architecture: Matilda Swift-Barnard

“My final project is called ‘Extinction Rebellion HQ & Clandestine Network of Tunnels for Protests’. Sustainability is the key theme. The narrative is told through an unlikely partnership between two characters: Gail Bradbrook, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, a global environmental movement, and Ken Quantick, a Brighton-based bin man.”

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Make a Job bookcover

Gem Barton gives talk at The Design Museum

Gem Barton, Course Leader of Interior Architecture has given a talk on the future of design at The Design Museum in London.  In her talk Gem described her new book, ‘Don’t Get a Job…Make a Job: How to make it as a creative graduate’ (Laurence King Publishing, 2016). This is a practical guide for graduating […]

Source: The University of Brighton Architecture & Interior Architecture Blog

Newhaven Fort

Newhaven Fort trip – Brighton Architecture & Interior Architecture

This week students had a site visit to Newhaven Fort; here final year student Gaby Eason reflects on the experience. Exploring Newhaven Fort, made it apparent that we, as a generation have become disconnected from our history. From Newhaven Town to Fort Rise, the grey dreary weather mirrored the experience that the soldiers would have […]

Source: Newhaven Fort Trip. – The University of Brighton Architecture & Interior Architecture Blog

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