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Qualifications: BSc, MArch, PG Dip (RIAI/ARB), PGCHE (FHEA)
Chloe Street Tarbatt is a registered architect who continues to combine practice with teaching. She graduated with first class honours from the Welsh School of Architecture in 2000, and the Royal College of Art 2004, where she received top prize in the annual college-wide corporate sponsored awards, a distinction in her written dissertation and was nominated for the RIBA President’s Medals.
Chloe joined Kent School of Architecture and Planning in 2012 following previous teaching experience at UCA, Canterbury, the Architectural Association and the Royal College of Art, London. She has extensive design teaching experience across the BA and MArch programmes, winning first prize in the Faculty Teaching Awards in 2017 for her work on Live Projects. Chloe has previously undertaken a wide range of School roles including Stage 3 Coordinator, TEF Coordinator, and BA Architecture Programme Director, and is currently the Head of School.
Chloe is interested in the psychology of space and how we can create environments that improve human interaction and quality of life through both their spatial organisation and material properties. She has a particular interest in working on architectural projects that bring communities together and play a larger social role in society and has been pursuing these objectives through the development of ‘Live Projects’ in the BA design studio, forging strategic links with local practice and regional authorities and mobilising a number of public exhibitions of student work. Chloe has worked for London Legacy Development Corporation on a project at QE Olympic Park developing alternative forms of mapping as a tool for integrating existing and new communities. A graphic map was designed for this commission, of which 2000 were distributed at the park opening. She has also recently co-authored a RIBA publication investigating the social nature of urban block configurations titled ‘The Urban Block: A Guide for Urban Designers, Architects and Town Planners', which was published in April 2020, and which won the Urban Design Group Book award in 2021.
Chloe completed her PGCHE in 2015 and has pursued her interest in the theory and practice of teaching, through leading the MArch dissertation module option on ‘Architectural Pedagogy’. She won the Faculty Teaching Prize in 2017 for her ‘Live Projects’ initiatives and is also interested in investigating the relationship between design and drawing as a tool for thinking, assisting students with techniques and processes that can offer them new ways to explore and enrich their design concepts, thereby enhancing their comprehension and command of the design process.
Chloe is currently School Lead for a funded partnership project with Medway Council and Historic England, which is exploring the potential for new strategic relationships between academia and industry. The project involves students and researchers in urban-scale projects, with a view to making an active contribution to placemaking and policy development through collaboration with local communities, consultants and councillors. The project is due to conclude in Summer 2024 culminating in the publication of a ‘best practice’ guide and toolkit.
|Module Code||Module Title||Information|
|AR325||Light and Structure||Tutor|
|AR600||Architectural Pedagogy||Module Convenor|
|AR554||Urban Intervention||Module Convenor|
Chloe has previously worked within a number of high-profile award winning architectural practices in both London and Dublin, Ireland. During her time at Dixon.Jones, London, she contributed to a variety of prominent cultural projects including the National Gallery East Wing Renewal, and competition winning university buildings for UCL and the University of Belfast. Her experience at McDowell +Benedetti included housing schemes, private homes, bridges and other commercial projects. More recently she worked at de Blacam and Meagher architects in Dublin, Ireland, where she was involved in high profile cultural and educational projects and was the project architect for Abbeyleix Library in County Laois, which received multiple awards including a prestigious Civic Trust Award and the much coveted RIAI Silver Medal for Conservation awarded in 2019.