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Homepage : http://www.msaphase.org


Biography

Stefan is an architect researching and practicing the architecture and urbanism of social and
environmental sustainability. Stefan is Co-director of the PHASE research and delivery group (Place-Health Architecture Space Environment) at the Manchester School of Architecture. PHASE is a research and architecture consultancy based at the Manchester School of Architecture working collaboratively to understand and create healthier places. Working in partnership with City Council’s, Registered Housing Providers, UK Government, Health and Care providers and Local Communities, as well as with international networks of researchers. Over the last decade we have developed innovative cross-sector projects working to make cities and neighbourhoods more inclusive. Focusing on multiply-excluded populations with an emphasis on experiences across the life-course, we have developed approaches to delivering age-friendly city policy in local contexts recognised as exemplary by the World Health Organisation and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

PHASE hosts a range of doctoral, post-graduate (and under-graduate) research partnerships, which support and enhance the post-doctoral consultancy and research of PHASE. These include the Masters in Architecture teaching and learning group ‘MSA Projects’, which Stefan instigated and directs. Stefan has acted as UK principle investigator for the EU FW5 ‘Biocells’ and coordinator for the FW5 'Zero-emissions Neighbourhoods' projects and had 10 years full-time multi-disciplinary experience of advanced practice in the field of sustainable urbanism and community regeneration prior to becoming a Senior lecturer at MSA in 2005.


Current projects
Manchester Age Friendly Neighbourhoods (MAFN)
Moston, Burngage and Hulme and Moss side in an Age-Friendly Manchester
The five year, £10m Greater Manchester Ambition for Ageing ‘Big Lottery’ project targets the reduction of social isolation amongst older people. A research team from the Manchester School of Architecture at MMU (led by Dr Stefan White with partners Southway Housing Trust) have won the tender to act as Local Delivery Lead in Manchester City (one of eight projects across GM). Called Manchester Age-Friendly Neighbourhoods (MAFN), we will facilitate resident-led Age Friendly Neighbourhood Partnerships (AFNP) in each of three study areas in Manchester City (AF Moston / AF Burnage / AF Hulme and Moss-side), co- researching, developing, implementing and evaluating projects designed with and by local older people to reduce social isolation and increase Age-Friendliness. The project contributes towards the urgent need for a greater integration of health and social care programmes through an innovative evidence based locality-planning approach, involving both architecture and social science research techniques. The MAFN part of the project is valued at £750,000.

PlaceCal – CityVerve – £55,000
This project is funded by Innovate UK and is developing a community sourced located activity schedule.
Developing a community technology partnership enables the overcoming of technical barriers for community groups of all kinds as well as within larger organisations. Increased confidence enables simpler sharing of information and this project uses data ‘crowd sourced’ from both residential and institutional partners to create a live, detailed interactive calendar enabling increased real world social contact. Developed in response to action-research findings from the Manchester Age Friendly Neighbourhoods project.

Professional Practice
I am a registered architect with 11 years full-time post RIBA part III practice experience – 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. 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 Greenwich 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 studied 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 had successes in international architectural competitions, and had work published and exhibited.

Teaching and Learning
I have 12 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). Whilst at MSA I led the MArch programme for 3 years, ran the Erasmus Exchange programme and March admissions for 2, and coordinated (at different times) 5th yr MArch technology and the BA technology programme (the latter of which I am currently unit leader.
RIBA Presidents Medal
I have a PhD from the Bartlett, UCL supervised by Dr Peg Rawes and Professor Jonathan Hill.
The PhD is entitled Gilles Deleuze and the project of architecture: an expressionist design-research methodology. It was nominated for the RIBA Presidents medal research prize 2015.


PHASE: www.msaphase.org

• provide strategic place analysis and design approaches at regional, neighbourhood and building scale
• set up co-research, design and delivery processes in specific neighbourhoods
• develop and provide tools for independent delivery by communities and partners

Our multi-disciplinary research engages with both institutions and communities to co-design and deliver healthier neigbourhoods, cities and regions. We have developed systemic approaches to the research, design, delivery and evaluation of healthier places with the aim to assist communities of place to benefit from and contribute to both the vertical and horizontal integration of Health, Care and Environment. For example:

Strategic: We have developed a delivery focused Place-Health model through a 10 year partnership with MCC Public Health / Age Friendly Cities team and the GM Ageing Hub.

Delivery: Working alongside Southway Housing Trust (a community based housing provider and social enterprise) we have developed an Age Friendly Neighbourhoods co-research and delivery model currently active in five neighbourhoods across Manchester.

Support: We are co-producing Age Friendly Neighbourhood partnerships with Residents, Registered Providers, Health and Care professionals, LA Public Health, planning and environment teams and 3rd Sector organisations.
These Age Friendly resident-led partnerships are combating social isolation and health inequalities through a range of environmental and social interventions.

Projects

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

Forced-air cooling

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
professional category
with Arup and Biodiversity-by- design

Wansey Street

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

Research

A selection of recent research outputs.

Exhibitions

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).

Artefacts

White, S., Aston, H., Shanley, M., Mooney, M., Minsky, J., 2014. 'Playground for Chapel Road Travelers site, Blackpool', Chapel Road Travelers site, Blackpool, UK..

White, S., Aston, H., Manchester City Council, 2011. 'Sharing the city: Generations Together', Manchester.

Books

Handler, S., 2014. 'An Alternative Age Friendly Handbook'.

White, S. Editors: Professor Jonathan Hill; Dr Ana Araujo, 2010. 'Species of Affect: Architecture and Bats', UCL, London.

Parsons, T., 2009. 'Thinking: Objects: Contemporary Approaches to Product Design', AVA Publishing.

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.

Book Chapters

White, S., 2017. 'From representation to active ageing in a Manchester neighbourhood: designing the Age-friendly City'. In Phillipson, C., Buffell, T., Handler, S. (eds.) Age-Friendly Communities: A Global Perspective, Policy Press, London.

White, S., 2017. 'Including Architecture: What difference can we make?'. In Boys, J. (eds.) Architectural Design and Disability: A Critical Reader, Routledge, London.

White, S., 2017. 'The Greater Part: How intuition forms better worlds'. In Lord, B., Rawes, P. (eds.) Spinoza and Ratio, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.

White, S., 2016. 'Common projects and privatised potential: projection and representation in the Rotterdam Kunsthal'. In Lloyd Thomas, K., Amhoff, T., Beech, N. (eds.) Industries of Architecture, Routledge, London.

White, S., Hill, J., Araujo, A., 2010. 'Species of Affect: Architecture and Bats'. In The 2010 Bartlett PhD Research conference, The Bartlett, UCL.

White, S., Wells, M., Rabe, J., 2010. 'The Bat House Project'. In ARUP year book 2010, ARUP Ltd.

White, S., Kossak, F., Petrescu, D., Schneider, T., Walker, S., 2009. 'Ethics and Aesthetics; Deleuze, Evans and sustainability'. In The Agency collection, Routledge, London.

Reports

White, S., Hammond, M., 2015. 'The Life of the City - Manchester City Centre, An age Friendly Neighbourhood?', Manchester CIty Council.

Handler, S., 2014. 'A Research and Evaluation framework for Age Friendly Cities', UK Urban Ageing Consortium..

White, S., Hammond, M., Phillipson, C., 2014. 'Cheetham Hill District Centre in an Age Friendly Manchester'.

Aston, H., Hammond, M., White, S., 2014. 'Manchester Compendium of Spatial Inclusion'.

White, S., Phillipson, C., Hammond, M., 2012. 'Old Moat in an Age Friendly Manchester'.

Internet Publications

White, S., Hammond, M., Phillipson, C., 2012. 'Old Moat in an Age Friendly Manchester', https://issuu.com/stefanwhite/docs/oldmoat_130301_neighbourhood_report/1.

Journal Articles

White, S., 2009. 'The power of the diagram', Architectural Design Magazine, 'Diagrams' special edition updated reissue.

White, S., 2009. 'White, S. ‘The theoretical power of the diagram’', Architectural Design Magazine, AR Plus special student edition extended reprint o, 55-59.

Conference Papers

White, S., 2015. ''The Greater Part of architecture: How intuition forms better worlds', Daughter of Chaos, 2015 Annual Deleuze studies conference, Stockholm.

White, S., 2015. 'From representation to active-ageing in a Manchester neighbourhood: designing the Age-Friendly City', The 2015 conference of the British Society of Gerontology, Newcastle.

White, S., 2014. 'Common projects and privatised potential: projection and representation in the Rotterdam Kunsthal', 2014 ARHC Annual International Conference: Industries of Architecture, Newcastle.

White, S., 2014. 'The Greater Part: How intuition forms better worlds', Spinoza and Proportion Conference, Aberdeen, Scotland.

White, S., 2012. 'Collaborative academic partnerships: Manchester School of Architecture projects and an Age-friendly Manchester', The UK Urban Ageing Consortium Research and Evaluation workshop, 2012.

White, S., 2012. 'Creating 'age-friendly cities': developing a new urbanism for all generations', Cities@Manchester Urban Forum, Manchester.

White, S., 2012. 'Species of Affect', The Politics of Design, University of Manchester.

White, S., 2012. 'The role of urban research and design in making cities Age-friendly', The 2012 conference of the British Society of Gerontology, Oxford.

White, S., 2012. 'The role of urban research and design in making cities Age-friendly', The UK Urban Ageing Consortium Research and Evaluation workshop, University of Manchester, 2012.

White, S., 2012. 'Towards an age-friendly Manchester: Generations Together', Towards an age-friendly Manchester: Generations Together, TUC Manchester.

White, S., 2011. 'Ethics and Aesthetics; Deleuze, Evans and sustainability', AHRC International annual architecture conference: Agency, Sheffield University.

White, S., 2011. 'Inclusive urban design, principles and practices', The UK Urban Ageing Consortium Launch Event, University of Manchester.

White, S., 2011. 'Species of Affect: Architecture and Bats', The Bartlet PhD Research Conference 2011, UCL.

White, S., 2005. 'Deleuze and the architecture of Chiasmic encounters', International Association for Philosophy and Literature conference, Helsinki.

White, S., 2005. 'Immanent design', The Society for European Philosophy and the Forum for European Philosophy conference, University of Reading.

Presentations

White, S., 2011. 'Inclusive urban design and research for age-friendly cities', University of Manchester.

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.

Other Outputs

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.

White, S., Wells, M., Rabe, J., 2010. 'The Bat House Project, Competition Entry'.

Professor Stefan White