Kate Monica Darby
Unit/Programme:DESIGN AND MAKE
Position:Course Consultant
Bio: Kate Darby has been combining practice with teaching and research since she graduated from the AA in 1997. She has taught design studio at Bath University and the Bartlett and is currently a studio tutor at the AA on the Design and Make MArch in Hooke Park. She has been leading a design studio at WSA in MArch II since 2012 and has a particular interest in research through making. She is a founding member of collaborative workshop, Studio in the Woods started in 2006 and was a facilitator in Test Unit-Agile City, a Glasgow based summer school exploring regeneration of Speirs Locks in 2016. Kate is a chartered architect. She worked for Gianni Botsford Architects for 5 years as a project architect during the construction phase of RIBA award winning ‘Light House’ completed in 2005. She is now principal of KDA, an architectural practice based in Herefordshire with a focus on community projects and low cost housing. She has recently become collaborator in the design practise Invisible Studio.
Kate Davies
Unit/Programme:MEDIA STUDIES
Position:Programme Head
Chris Davies
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Lecturer
Bio: Chris Davies is structural engineer with a professional background in multi-disciplinary engineering with a degree from the University of Leeds in Architectural Engineering that included a year placement at the Pennsylvania State University. Chris has over ten years’ experience working at both a large and small structural engineering practices. During this period, he has collaborated with notable architects across multiple sectors. Recently he has worked on advanced timber projects with cross laminated timber and glulaminated timber in the UK.
Laura de Azcarate
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Bio: "Laura de Azcárate is an Acoustic Designer and Architect within the Acoustics team in BDP’s Environmental Design Studio in London. She finished her Master's degree of Architecture at San Pablo CEU University and a Bachelor of Music in Madrid. She also holds an MSc in Environmental and Architectural Acoustics from London South Bank University. As an Architect and Music teacher specialised in Acoustics she pursues an international Design career trying to merge Architecture, Acoustics, Sustainability and Research in Design"
Monia De Marchi
Unit/Programme:FIRST YEAR
Position:Programme Head, First Year
Andy Dean
Position:Course Consultant

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