Laura has a range of experience in practice, teaching and research. She has held positions at The University of Sheffield and Birmingham City University as well as spending a number of years in practice.

Laura's research interests are principally concerned with the implications of policy and regulation for architectural and urban form. From this interest, Laura's areas of research, spanning both historical and contemporary domains, include: the implications of policy and regulation for architectural practice; the relationship between regulation and design processes, and; the implications of policy and economics for cultural production and representation in the contemporary built environment.



Jefferies, T., Coucill, L., Morton, R., Csepely-Knorr, L., 2017. 'Data Mapping Cornwall', Manchester School of Architecture.

Coucill, LS., Samuel, F., Tait, A., Dye, A., Crosby, M., 2013. 'RIBA Research in Practice Guide', RIBA.

Book Chapters

Coucill, L., Jefferies, T., 2018. 'Recognising Effectiveness in Sustainable Design'. In Scales of Sustainable Design in Architecture, Concordia.


Coucill, LS., Samuel, F., 2013. 'Home Improvements: Housing Research in Practice, Methodology and Data', RIBA.

Journal Articles

Jefferies, T., Cheng, J., Coucill, L., 2020. 'Lockdown urbanism: COVID-19 lifestyles and liveable futures opportunities in Wuhan and Manchester', Cities & Health, pp. 1-4.

Coucill, LS., 2017. 'Rescaling Wylfa', The Modernist, 23 (Summer 2017).

Non-Peer Reviewed Articles

Coucill, L., 2019. 'Industrial Identity and Legacy in the case of the CEGB', The Modernist.

Conference Papers

Csepely-Knorr, L., Coucill, L., 2018. ''Power and the countryside': Power Stations, Amenity and Rural Britain', MODERNISM, MODERNISATION AND THE RURAL LANDSCAPE, Tartu, 11/6/2018 - 13/6/2018, in

Csepely-Knorr, L., Coucill, L., 2018. 'Territories of Power: Landscapes for Public Amenity', KSA Create Biennial Conference 2018. From Building to Continent: How Architecture makes Territories, University of Kent, Canterbury, 28/6/2018 - 29/6/2018, in

Coucill, LS., 2017. 'Pioneering Power: Design and Coordination in the UKs First Nuclear Programme', Creation/Reaction : ECLAS 2017, Greenwich, London, 10/9/2017 - 13/9/2017, in Proceedings of the ECLAS Conference, Greenwich.

Samuel, F., Coucill, L., 2013. 'Home Improvements', The Knowledge Exchange, An Interactive Conference, The Creative Exchange, Lancaster University, 26/9/2013 - 27/9/2013.

Coucill, L., Samuel, F., 2013. 'Knowledge Exchange for Housing Innovation', Housing Studies Association, University of York, 17/4/2013 - 18/4/2013.

Coucill, LS., Caserio, M., Jefferies, T., 2012. 'Policy Strategies + Design Processes: Competing Logics?', AESOP Annual Congress, Ankara, Turkey, 11/7/2012 - 15/7/2012.


Hanley, AL., Jolley, V., Sanderson, L., Coucill, L., Robertson, J., Sobell, HB., 2011. 'MAP Manchester Architecture Papers'.


Coucill, L., Kaushal, V., 2011. 'Responsive Architecture', Subtle Technologies.

Coucill, L., Kaushal, V., 2011. 'Subtle Technologies -', The poster was presented and exhibited at the Subtle Technologies Symposium - Ontario, June 201.

Theses and Dissertations

Coucill, LS., 2015. 'Tensions Between Theory and Practice in Sustainable Architectural Design'.