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Adrian Friend

Professor of Architecture

School of Engineering

High Value Manufacturing, Robotic Craft, Collaborative Robotics, Collaborative Practice, Advanced Manufacturing, Live Projects, Ethics and Sustainable Development, Citizen Builder, Maker Spaces, Fab City

Professor Adrian Friend is an award winning architect, researcher and educator. Whilst Senior Tutor, Royal College of Art and lead scientist of the EU Marie Curie TRADERS research project, Friend headed the MA Architecture Live Project research repository delivering an annual student-led collaborative project with public bodies and industry sponsors such as the pop-up Helix Studio that was Highly Commended in the 2015 Wood Awards. His practice-based research on collaborative inter-disciplinary practices defines role of Maker Architects’ exploring the art of assembly and tactics that extend authorship through the workshop as a site of production in ‘hot-rodding’ by component designed, citizen build kits. Awarded an Innovate UK grant, ‘Flying Factory Autonomous Housing Construction’ (2015), more...

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  1. Friend, Adrian orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-7176-767X and Golchehr, Saba (2016) Mediations. In: Mediations International Conference, 21-22 November 2016, Royal College of Art.
  2. Friend, Adrian orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-7176-767X (2019) Robotic Craft Tile. [Show/Exhibition]

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