Matthew Morrish

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Senior Lecturer

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    Built Environment and Architecture / Architecture

Matthew is a senior Lecturer in Architecture in the School of The Built Environment and Architecture, teaching BA (Hons) Architecture Unit 1 with Onur Ozkaya since 2017, focusing upon Architecture, Landscape and Infrastructure.

He has been a registered architect since 2000, having studied at LSBU for his RIBA part 1 graduating in 1994 with 1st class honours degree, then gaining his RIBA part 2 at the Architectural Association, with honours, in 1997.

Upon graduating he practiced architecture in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur for a year, working upon small scale projects, touring the region and occasionally assisting with the KL branch of the NY Parsons School of Design architecture course.

Upon returning to London he joined his former AA tutors at Foreign Office Architects for a year, working upon their first built work namely the Belgo restaurant building in Ladbroke Grove. Joining Marks Barfield Architects in 1999 for 3 years he gained his RIBA part 3 through working upon the London Eye’s operational offices within the GII* listed County Hall building, and through the execution of the Hackney Watersports & Environmental Centre in Haringey.

Working with Universal Design Studio in London from 2002-2007, he was senior associate and responsible for overseeing project design, contract administration and execution of their projects including the Mayfair townhouse and boutique for Stella McCartney as well as the new flight crew training centre for Virgin Atlantic Airways near Gatwick.

Matthew has since 2002 built up an expertise in the conservation and refurbishment of Listed Buildings, whilst also producing contemporary spaces and buildings alongside them.

Since joining FCBStudios in Bath in 2007 he has worked upon the Grade II listed Mal Maison Hotel in Exeter creating new spa, pool buildings and contemporary interiors for the bedrooms and public spaces. Since 2013 he has led Phase 1 of the Brighton Royal Pavilion Estate redevelopment, creating new foyers, bars and performance spaces to the Grade I and Grade II listed Dome building. Concurrently, he has been designing a new art gallery for the Auckland Castle Trust within GII listed buildings.

The BA Architecture Unit 1 will examine the gradient between naturalised architecture and industrialised/synthetic nature.

Examining apparent opposites, it will look for continuities rather than fractures between landscape and the human demands placed upon it.

They will look at the environments that are seemingly natural and find them to be man-made, and utilise the nature that we find in our city.

They will conduct a negotiation between architecture and the increasingly or decreasingly natural or synthetic environments that it is situated within.

Architects Registration Board – registered architect, reg no.: 0642924D.
Royal Institute of British Architects, through his employer as a RIBA chartered practice.

Professional Practice as an Architect, including overseas travel and study of architecture with his employer Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.
As an Associate at FCBStudios, the role entails reliability in the role of job-running architect, chairing project and design team meetings, and standing in for practice Partners at client meetings.

The Associate role denotes that someone is completely fluent with architectural practice procedures and design processes. The management of team, of clients, of fellow consultants and reporting to senior staff forms part of my activities. Leading younger members of staff through the stages of projects and seeing them gain knowledge through architectural practice is very rewarding.

Architectural practice entails making strong connections with engineering consultancies for both structural and environmental spheres, plus diverse contacts made over years in the sectors that I’ve worked on, such as architects possessing specialist knowledge of historic structures, or contemporary interior design.

Matthew's current employer was/is a pioneer of Green Architecture, whose ideas are now standard practice and have been absorbed into legislation and good practice for engineers and architects alike.

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