Howard Griffin

Senior Lecturer
Programme Director: MA Architectural Visualisation
Director of Graduate Studies (PGT)

About

Howard Griffin has been involved with architecture and animation for 20 years. A graduate of the School of Architecture at London South Bank University, he quickly developed skills in architectural presentation and animation in local authority architectural practice and later in private practice.  He further developed his skills in animation and film, graduating from the Sir John Cass School of Art with a Masters in Digital Moving Image.  During this time he has worked on films and animations such as Lucky, Fading Memories and World on Fire.

Howard is Director of the MA Architectural Visualisation programme, a course which allows students to focus on the visual communication of architectural form, space and time.  This work extends across a number of disciplines, including architecture, film, art, media, urban studies and photography.  The course also engages with Digital Heritage, using VR technologies to connect with lost historic buildings and spaces.

Howard is currently reading a PhD looking at the perceptual effects that projection mapping can have on the interpretation of architectural and urban space.  Much of this research is expressed through live installations, ranging in scale, location and style.

Research Interests

  • The links between architecture and film; the representation and use of architecture in film; the use of film and visualisation in architecture
  • Virtual architecture and digital space; looking at the form and space of virtual worlds and cyberspace
  • The architecture and symbolism of Freemasonry in EnglandResearch affiliations

Teaching

Module Code Module Title Information
AR821 Film and Architecture Module Convenor
AR846 Architectural Photography Module Convenor
AR822 Virtual Cities Module Convenor
AR823 Digital Architecture Module Convenor
AR597 Dissertation Tutor
AR323 Folio Tutor

Publications

Photographic Exhibitions:

  • Romeo & Juliet (2004) Canterbury
  • Contra el Grano (2005) Barcelona

Animated/Film Work:

  • World on Fire (2004)
  • Disco Geezer (2004)
  • Space Boy (2005)
  • Lucky (2005)
  • Beverley Jones (2006)
  • Fading Memories (2009)