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Lorraine Farrelly

Co-supervisor ESR15

Lorraine Farrelly is an Architect and Head of Architecture and Foundation Professor in Architecture at the University of Reading where she has set up the new School of Architecture. This is a School which has developed a teaching approach with an agenda informed by contemporary research in Urban Living, regeneration of urban environments and quality of placemaking. In 2019 Lorraine was elected to be Chair of SCHOSA- the Standing Conference of Heads of Architecture, which all 52 UK architecture schools are members .

Lorraine is a qualified architect with experience of a range of architecture and master-planning projects. She regularly chairs design review across the south and south coast, which comments and advises on design quality in planning proposals. She has written various books and academic papers across a range of topics including design quality, urban design, urban regeneration and representation in architecture. She has worked alongside local authorities to present ideas for regeneration of sites at a range of scales from individual buildings to areas of towns and cities – using these sites as places for experimentation research as part of University curriculum.


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