learning architecture


a PhD in live projects and architectural education

Conference updates

To mangle an old English phrase, you wait ages for a conference paper to be accepted, and then two come along at once.

I’m delighted to have received confirmation that I’ll be speaking at two exciting conferences in the spring. I’ll be speaking on my research into live projects and architectural education at the inaugural annual conference of the Association of Architectural Educators (info here) at Nottingham Trent University from the 3 – 5 April 2013.

Then on 22 May 2013, I’ll be speaking about architectural education and design education at the Knowing (by) Designing conference (info here) at Sint-Lucas School of Architecture in Brussels.

Registration is open for both events and I very much hope to see you there.

Filed under: blog

About the project

learning architecture is an academic blog of James Benedict Brown, previously a doctoral candidate in architectural pedagogy at the School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering at Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland. James passed his viva in September 2012 and graduated the following December.

About the author

James Benedict Brown has worked and studied in England, Northern Ireland, France and Canada. Following the completion of his PhD at QUB, he was appointed Lecturer in Architecture at Norwich University of the Arts. A short bio is here.

About the supervisors

The project is supervised by Prof. Ruth Morrow and Keith McAllister. Prior to his appointment at Qatar University in 2009, Prof. Ashraf Salama also supervised the project.


Click here for the bibliography to date.


Click here for a selection of peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed writing.


Click here for a glossary-in-progress of key terms used in the project.

Conference diary

Conferences and seminars of interest to the project.


All images are used for illustrative purposes only, and the copyright remains with the artist and/or creator. Please contact me if I have misappropriated an image or incorrectly credited it.


  • 89,870 hits