I am a professionally accredited architect with a demonstrated history of working in architecture practice and an experienced senior lecturer at the Manchester School of Architecture. My learning and teaching is grounded in architectural pedagogy, having a postgraduate certificate in academic practice and being fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I co-lead the Advanced Practice Atelier where we initiate sustainable design projects with building industry collaborators, community groups and academic researchers.

Recent projects involving BA & MArch students includes:

  • On the drawing Board - Mount Pleasant Farm Build Project - Adaptive Reuse of a modular prefab barn in the Peak District National Park
  • On the drawing Board - Affordability and extending the reach and impact of sustainable design
  • Ongoing – The North Manchester Health Campus - Idea generation, contributing to a live project
  • Solar Decathlon Finalists
  • Future Didsbury Project & Documentary engaging civic societies & Man-United's Disability Consultant
  • Mass Timber Construction and Modern Methods of Construction
  • Town Hall Renovation - Engaging sustainable renovation of a grade 1 listed building.
  • Building as a Material Bank Competition
  • Ste[a]m - the evolution of the laboratory's: Exploring change in architecture design strategies.
  • Contact Theatre Project - temporary performance spaces design

I am also currently studying part-time to complete a PhD in Architecture at The University of Manchester. My ongoing research focuses on architecture role in the negotiation of a common building type, the Bank Branch.



Opacic-Wilkinson, D., 2017. Formwork Studio / Manchester School of Architecture End of Year Exhibition, Benzie Building, 9/6/2017.

MSA YEAR 2, , 2012. Making Structures, CUBE GALLERY, 15/5/2012.

Book Chapters

Hanley, A.L., 2012. 'Besides Park Güell'. In Besides tourism : revisiting Barcelona's most touristic places, Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona.

Scholarly Editions

Jefferies, T., Deane, D., Barry, S., 2017. 'Manchester School of Architecture Year Book 2016', Manchester School of Architecture.

Journal Articles

Hanley, A., Dargavel, R., 2012. 'Intimate Cities', The International Journal of the Arts in Society: Annual Review, 6 (5), pp. 189-200.

Conference Papers

Hanley, A.L., 2016. 'Edgelands', Theoretical Currents II, University of Lincoln, 4/4/2016 - 5/4/2012.


Hanley, A.L., Jolley, V., Sanderson, L., Coucill, L., Robertson, J., Sobell, H.B., 2024. 'MAP Manchester Architecture Papers'.

Fenton, M., Parry, S., Dorney, K., Wetherell, M., Crompton, E., Hanley, A.L., 2016. 'Architecture and Performance / How can architecture embody the ethos of an organisation and/or act to include or exclude certain groups?', Contact Theatre - Space 2.

Hanley, A.L., Robertson, J., 2014. 'MSA Spotlight', Benzie Building.

Dargavel, R., Hanley, A., 2011. 'Intimate Cities', 6th International Conference on the Arts in Society, Berlin, 9-11 May 2011.

Theses and Dissertations

Hanley, A.L., 2024. 'Rethinking Typologies: Genealogy of the bank branch and it's programme-spaces'.