Staff / Stefan White
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I am a registered architect with 8 years experience in full-time practice post RIBA part III. My practice experience has been with highly regarded UK practices and consultancies working in Sustainable design, master-planning and engineering; as well as regeneration and community consultation. I have significant multi-disciplinary experience of advanced practice in the field of sustainable and environmental design.
I have 7 yrs full-time studio teaching experience at Manchester and one at The University of East London as part of a PGCE (teaching and learning in architecture). 6 years ago I instigated the MSAp BArch teaching unit. MSAp is a design research studio group which focuses on the architecture and urbanism of social and environmental sustainability.
Whilst at MSA I have led the BArch programme for 3 years, run the Erasmus Exchange programme and been Admissions tutor for 2, run 5th yr BArch technology and lectured in the BA technology programme.
I am in my 9th year of a part-time PhD at the Bartlett, UCL supervised by Dr Peg Rawes and Professor Jonathan Hill.
The PhD is entitled Deleuze: A Critical diagram for architecture. It examines the use of Deleuzian epistemology in design in the context of the Critical architecture discourse and the work of Koolhaas and Eisenman, as well as in terms of practices of extra-disciplinary engagement.
My research responds to Rem Koolhaas's call to 'construct a plausible relationship between architecture and society' by examining the methods by which we may achieve simultaneously architectural and social ambitions such as 'sustainability'.
As a senior architect at Battle McCarthy Limited, a leading UK inter-disciplinary sustainable design consultancy, my role bridged the disciplines of Urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, and analysis to assist design teams in the development of sophisticated, integrated and sustainable solutions. I led the BM Sustainable Masterplanning and Landscape team to produce a sustainable landscape masterplan for the Peninsula which we then delivered to stage D. With HTA associates and others, I have project architect and project management experience on estate regeneration projects in the UK and have delivered a £36m regeneration scheme in South London driven by a community consultation process.
I was trained in architecture at the University of Dundee and the University of Kingston. I have been a visiting critic at Cambridge University, The Bartlett, The University of Westminster and The University of East London. I have been responsible for successes in international architectural competitions, and have had work published and exhibited.
Biocells - Sustainable industrialised dwellings
UK arm coordinator of EU FW5 funded project. Design and implementation of the research project partnering with Corus and BP solar.
for Battle McCarthy Ltd
Birkbeck College Extensions
Package Architect, Foundations and services coordination and foyer/ entrance space design to detail
for Nick Evans Architects
Non-air conditioned telecommunication switch-centres
Design and implementation of the research project with Dr Marc Zanchetta.
for Battle McCarthy Ltd
Greenwich peninsula Landscape Masterplan
Led design and delivery for Landscape masterplan for the Peninsula development of Meridian Developments limited.
for Battle McCarthy Limited
Pollards Hill, Merton PHASES 2-5
Project Architect. Design and delivery, 200 new dwellings as part of estate regeneration
for HTA Architects Ltd.
The Bat house project
Second place in
with Arup and Biodiversity-by- design
Exemplar pre-engineered housing for new housing sites as part of Elephant and Castle Redevelopment
Senior Project Architect to detailled design for manufacturing
Coordination of interdisciplinary design within Battle McCarthy
(structures, services and environmental analysis)
Partnered project with Corus UK
ZEN - Zero Emissions Neighbourhood
Study into distributed generation of the London Borough of Southwark.
Design and implementation of part of the EU FW5 project.
for Battle McCarthy Ltd
ResearchA selection of recent research outputs.
White, S. Rabe, J. Wells, M., 2010. Riba Competitions - Bat House, RIBA Gallery Portland Place (also at CUBE gallery Manchester ), 20-24 11.07 (17.11. - 26.01.08).
White, S. Griffiths,R., 2007. Green modernism; 'Urban Growth', Centre for Urban Built Environment gallery, 3.04. - 26.05.07.
White, S. Minsky,J., 2007. Take-away garden, Centre for Urban Built Environment gallery, 18,19,20 06.07.
White, S. RIBA education, 2006. The Green Wing, RIBA Archi-Truck, at Labour Party Conference (also at Horse Guards Parade), 26.09.06 (20,21 11.06).
Jointly Authored Book
Parsons, T. (White,S. contributor by interview), 2009. 'Thinking: Objects Contemporary approaches to product design', AVA academia advanced.
White, S. Editors: Professor Jonathan Hill; Dr Ana Araujo, 2010. 'Species of Affect: Architecture and Bats', UCL, London.
White, S. Editors:Florian Kossak;Doina Petrescu;Tatjana Schneider;Renata Tyszczuk and Stephen Walker., 2009. 'White, S. ‘Ethics and Aesthetics; Deleuze, Evans and sustainability’, in The Agency collection 2009', London: Routledge.
White, S., 2009. 'White, S. ‘The theoretical power of the diagram’', Architectural Design Magazine, AR Plus special student edition extended reprint o, 55-59.
White, S., 2009. 'Ethics and aesthetics: Deleuze, diagrams and sustainability', Agency AHRC 5th international conference, Sheffield University Architecture department, Nov 09.
White, S., 2005. 'Deleuze and the architecture of Chiasmic encounters', International Association for Philosophy and Literature conference, Chiasma, Helsinki and Helsinki University, June 05.
White, S., 2005. 'Immanent design', The Society for European Philosophy and the Forum for European Philosophy conference, Reading University, Sept 05.
White, S., 2010. 'Studio Culture 4: Studio futures', Centre for Education in Built Environment annual conferrence, Conference organiser and instigator of new studio workshop format.