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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Still from Fruit Fix

Lecturer Philip Connolly releases short film Fruit Fix starring Derry Girls’ Jamie Lee O’Donnell

Philip Connolly who teaches on Brighton’s Film BA(Hons) has released a new short film on YouTube featuring TV and film stars Jamie Lee O’Donnell, Mark Benton and Adnan Mustafa – in the new release we see Hope (O’Donnell) struggling with anxiety ahead of a big moment in her life, using an unusual technique to cope.  Read More

Sequential Design/Illustration graduates pay tribute to iconic artist and UoB lecturer George Hardie in French exhibition

Claire Colnot and Amish Shah have curated a retrospective exhibition for illustrator, graphic designer and former lecturer Professor George Hardie – whose work includes renowned cover artwork for Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. Read More

turner prize winner helen cammock

Brighton graduate Helen Cammock is (one of four!) Turner Prize winners

In an unexpected announcement the 2019 Turner Prize has been shared between all four nominees, including Photography graduate Helen Cammock, who said “they wanted to make a “collective statement” at a time when there was “already so much that divides and isolates people and communities”. Read More