Research/Consultancy (2023)More details
Sam is an early career architectural researcher, drawing influence from urban geography, diverse economy, and historical materialism. He completed his PhD, “Land, Materials, and Construction Site: Decommodification Through Alternative Construction”, in 2022. It focusses on analysing the definition of decommodification. Sam undertakes collaborative research in the Design for Life Agency and his current individual research consists of three strands:
Non-Monetary Construction – understanding the role of the diverse economy in both formal and informal modes of construction.
Architectural Methodologies – exploring the role of architectural methods in participatory action research.
Defining an Urban Left – A critical evaluation of the past, present, and future of the left in architecture and urban development.
Alongside his research, Sam is active in both studio delivery and leadership. He has taught at all levels and year groups across the school. His current focus is in the &rchitecture atelier, where he delivers the BA3. In addition to delivering the BA3 studio in &, Sam co-ordinates the BA3 as the year lead.
Prizes and awards
University of Manchester - School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED) Studentship Award