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Desmond Fagan

Institute of Architecture Academic Lead

The Grenfell-Baines School of Architecture, Con...

Architecture, Design, Digital Architecture, Facades, Future Practice, Social Impact

Des is the Academic Lead for Architectural Studies and a Principal Lecturer in Architecture. Des worked as lead architect for a number of international award winning architectural practices prior to working in academia, most recently as the Project Architect for the Olympic Village Scheme for London 2012 at Glenn Howells Architects, and at Zaha Hadid Architects for the Glasgow Transport Museum. Des’s research examines the link between practice and education. He is director of Design Research North (DRN), a HEIF funded architectural office within the Institute. DRN is an architectural consultancy under the umbrella of the Institute of Architecture at UCLan. Working on live projects with real clients the practice draws on the talent and expertise of staff members, Undergraduate and Postgmore...

RIBA North West 2006 – RIBA Post Graduate Qualification in Professional Practice Edinburgh University 2001–2003 – March Post Graduate Qualification in Architecture Nottingham University 1997–2000 - BArch Undergraduate Architecture Qualification

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  1. Fagan, Desmond orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-0335-5195 (2012) Urban Evolutionary Morphology: The Vestige City. INFRA PRESS, Leeds. ISBN 978-1-908562-08-1
  2. Fagan, Desmond orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-0335-5195 and Keeffe, Greg (2013) Datascape - An Infographic Study of Macclesfield. Infra Press, Leeds. ISBN 978-1-908562-06-7