Dr Timothy Brittain-Catlin, Benjamin Wood, and Patrick O’Keeffe
School of Architecture and Planning
Faculty of Humanities teaching award
The collaborative colleagues are all from the Kent School of Architecture and Planning. They have in recent years expanded the scope of the schools offer so that students have the opportunity to engage at a high level with many areas of architectural and urban design to significantly improve their employability prospects. Their work has have attracted strong messages of support from their external partners Thanet District Council.
Their approach has established a model for an ambitious raising of standards across the undergraduate School which has resulted in high quality results by academic and professional standards, and elicited unprecedented enthusiasm from students. Their approach established a realistic, pioneering, bureaucracy-free model for both teaching practice and curriculum development at a time when the School was facing a recruitment challenge. Importantly this provided a ready link with the schools’ research activities and built imaginatively on their reputation within the architectural profession and the regional community.