In 2017 Lucy joined Manchester School of Architecture as Senior Lecturer with the remit to expand connections between practice and academia. Prior to this she spent three years at The University of Huddersfield as Senior Lecturer in Urban Design following a teaching fellowship with Professor Matthew Carmona at the Bartlett School of Planning. In 2013 she completed her PhD at Edinburgh College of Art.

Her research focuses on the relationship between theory and praxis in the built environment, the use of tacit knowledge in the design process, design and creative practice as research methodologies. Alongside this, she contributes to teaching in the School's MArch atelier 'Continuity in Architecture'.

Current projects include a book co-authored with David Rudlin of URBED about how paradigms in the field of urban design have developed through drawing, to be published by Routledge in 2018. In 2016 she contributed a chapter exploring the role of urban design theory in the phenomenon of 'placelessness'‚Äč for an edited book organised by The University of New South Wales, Sydney, also published by Routledge.

She has previously tutored postgraduate urban design students at Edinburgh College of Art and undergraduate architecture students at Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Lucy has worked for architectural firms in both London and Melbourne, on a wide variety of projects in terms of scale and covering retail, residential, regeneration and masterplanning. In the course of her studies was awarded the Andrew Grant Bequest, shortlisted for the Urban Design Group's Student Awards and nominated for the RIAS Student Awards for Architecture.



Montague, LM., Rudlin, D., 2018. 'Desire Lines: How the way we draw affects the cities we build', Routledge, New York.

Book Chapters

Montague, LM., 2016. 'Theory's Role in Placelessness'. In Freestone, R., Liu, E. (eds.) Place and Placelessness Revisited, pp. 49-60, Routledge, New York.


Montague, LM., 2014. 'Review of the Master of Urban Design, RMIT Melbourne'.

Montague, LM., Forsyth, WL., Fraser, D., 2011. 'Review of the Scottish Government's Charette Mainstreaming Programme: Johnstone South-West'.

Non-Peer Reviewed Articles

Montague, LM., 2017. 'Square Pegs and Round Holes: Integrating the unpredictability of community engagement with the slow-moving machine of academia', The Academy of Urbanism Journal.

Conference Papers

Montague, LM., 2017. 'Representational Practices in Urban Design', Eleventh International Conference on Design Principles & Practices, George Brown College, Toronto Canada, 2/3/2017 - 4/3/2017.

Montague, LM., Powell, A., Swindells, S., 2015. 'Cultural Economics: Relating Urban Design, Art and Civic Society as a Platform for Creative Consultation', 2nd International Conference on "Changing Cities II: spatial, design, landscape & socio-economic dimensions, Porto Heli, Greece, 22/6/2015 - 26/6/2015, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Changing Cities II: Spatial, Design, Landscape & Socio?economic dimensions.

Montague, LM., Powell, A., Swindells, S., 2015. 'Exploring Place and Public Memory: Huddersfield and the Regional North', Contemphoto '15: Urban Identities, 2nd International Contemporary Photography Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 9/6/2015 - 10/6/2015.

Montague, LM., Powell, A., Swindells, S., 2015. 'The Civic Role of the University in Post-Industrial Towns: Public Memory, Urban Identities and Creative Consultation', The Urban University Conference: Universities as place makers and agents of civic success, The Collaborative Centre for the Built Environment (CCBE), The University of Northampton, Northampton, 2/7/2015 - 3/7/2015.

Montague, LM., 2014. 'Designing the Urban: Reflections on the role of theory in the individual design process', Fourth International Conference on Architectural Research by Design, Lusofona University, Lisbon, 8/5/2014 - 9/5/2014.

Montague, LM., 2013. 'Reflective Practice in Urban Design', Knowing (by) Designing, Brussels, Belgium, 22/5/2013 - 23/5/2013, in LUCA Departement Architectuur Sint-Lucas.

Theses and Dissertations

Montague, LM., 2014. 'Designing the Urban: The role of theory in the individual creative process'.