Sue Phillips

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Sessional Lecturer

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    020 7815 7153
  • School/Division:
    Built Environment and Architecture / Architecture

Sue has taught architecture over many years, starting soon after qualifying as an architect in 1987. She began teaching at Thames Polytechnic on a first year combined Landscape and Architecture course, then moved to a full-time post at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow, where over a period of three years she taught first and third year on the undergraduate degree course.

Her desire to experience the developing world led her to travel in India, China, and Tibet, and finally in 1994 to Zanzibar where she lived for two years, becoming involved in many aspects of the culture. She taught engineering students design skills, made videos for local communities and International Development Agencies and designed and oversaw the construction of a number of small buildings using the available resources and technology.

On her return to the UK, to understand the theory behind her experiences, she undertook a Masters course in Development Practice at Oxford Brookes University. She believes one should never stop learning.

Between 1997 and 2006, at a time when money was easy to borrow and there were many buildings in need of refurbishment, Sue worked as property developer in London. She learnt much about the procurement and disposal process and the economics of design within the property business.

Sue has taught at LSBU on all levels of the BA Architecture for the last ten years, and at the University of Westminster on the Interior Architecture course. She is committed to the empowerment of students in learning, and also to experimenting with the making of sculpture for her own creative development.

  • London South Bank University, 2006 to present
  • University of Westminster, 2013 to present
  • Karume Technical College, Zanzibar, 1995
  • Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, 1991-94
  • University of Greenwich (formally Thames Polytechnic), 1990-92
  • ARB – Architects Registration Board

Sue has had sculpture shows at:

  • The Groyne Gallery at the Sand Sea and Sculpture Festival, Walton on the Naze - August 2013
  • Sho Sho Sho, a collective group show of sculpture at The Crypt Gallery, St Pancreas, London - July 2014
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