learning architecture


a PhD in live projects and architectural education


Updated: 15 February 2013.


Brown, J.B., Holder, A., 2013 (in preparation). Special Issue: Architectural Education. Field, 5(1).

Journal Articles

Pirrie, A., Brown, J.B., 2011. Field/Work, Site, and Other Matters: exploring design practice across disciplines. (2011) Policy Futures in Education, 9(5), 601-611.

Brown, J.B., Warren, T., 2010. Let loose the loganberries of war: making noise and occupying space in Govanhill. Field, 3(1), 125-131.

Book chapters

Brown, J.B., Arnold-Forster, M., in press 2012. ‘We want to make really good buildings and we just happen to be on the edge’ in Morrow, R., Abdelmonem, M. G. (eds) Peripheries. Abingdon: Routledge.

Morrow, R., Brown, J.B., in press 2012. ‘Live Projects as Critical Pedagogies’ in Charlesworth, E., Dodd, M., Harrison, F. (eds) Live Projects: Designing with people. Melbourne: RMIT.

Pirrie, A., Brown, J.B., in press 2012. ‘Losing the plot: moving beyond text in educational practice’ in Bankowski, Z., Del Mar, M, Maharg, P. (eds) The Arts and the Legal Academy: Beyond Text in Legal Education. Farnham: Ashgate.

Morrow, R., Brown, J.B., 2011. ‘Street Society: a live project at Queen’s University Belfast’ (2011) in Beacock, P., Makstutitis, G., Mull, R., (eds). Intercultural Interaction: Engaging in Architectural Education. London: London Metropolitan University.

Conference proceedings 

Brown, J.B., 2013 (in preparation). The live project: learning how to design by learning how to know. Critical explorations of new research into the live project in architectural education. Paper to be delivered to the Knowing (by) Designing Conference, Sint-Lucas School of Architecture, Brussels.

Brown, J.B., 2013 (in preparation). “An output of value” – exploring the role of the live project as a pedagogical, social and cultural bureau de change. Paper to be delivered to (UN)Common Currency, the inaugural conference of the Association of Architectural Educators, Nottingham Trent University.

Brown, J.B., Morrow, R., McAllister, K., 2012a. Situated knowledges: theorising the live project. Paper delivered to the Architecture Live Projects Pedagogy International Symposium, Oxford Brookes University.

Brown, J.B., Morrow, R., McAllister, K., 2012b. Negotiating pedagogies: developing a Grounded Theory of architectural education. Paper delivered to the All Ireland Architectural Research Group (AIARG) Conference, Dublin Institute of Technology.

Brown, J.B., Morrow, R., McAllister, K., 2011. Back to the edge: considering live projects as border pedagogies in architectural education. Paper delivered to the 8th International Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA) Conference, Queen’s University Belfast.

Brown, J.B., Morrow, R., 2009. Be Bold and Proceed: Fifty Years of Live Projects in British Architectural Education. Paper delivered to AHRA Student Symposium: Welsh School of Architecture.

Other publications

Brown, J.B., 2012. Social Science: Richard Murphy / RPP Architects. Building Design (2035), pp. 8-11.

Brown, J.B., 2012. Club voor kantoornomaden. De Architect (9), pp. 150-153.

Brown, J.B., 2012. Treasure Island: Dualchas Architects. Building Design (2016), pp. 10-13.

Brown, J.B., 2011. Analysis: Glasgow masterpiece under threat. Building Design (1965), p. 5

Brown, J.B., 2011. Comment: Tutors must mind the cultural gap. Building Design (1962), p. 9.

Brown, J.B., 2011. Review: Towards a New Glasgow. Building Design (1958), p. 26.

Brown, J.B., 2010. Works: Scotland’s Housing Expo. Building Design (1930), pp. 10-13.

Brown, J.B., 2010. Street Society: a one week live project at QUB. Perspective, 19(3), p. 39.