Portsmouth School of Architecture (ARCH)
Ms Nicola Crowson
|BA (Hons) (Portsmouth)||Dip. Arch. (Portsmouth)||MA PP (Portsmouth)||PGCTLHE (Portsmouth)|
I joined the school in 2007 as an architect coming from private practice, specialising in educational buildings in the UK and Channel Islands. Through my experience in practice I have been fortunate to work on a number of well known listed and historic buildings in cities such as Salisbury and Winchester. I have a longstanding relationship with the school, having taught both in studio and with the representation team since 1996.
I am interested in the tectonic qualities of architecture and how we can represent a sublime architecture. Roger Tyrrell and I run a diploma 2 studio, which focuses upon the phenomena of architecture and the tectonic manifesto of architectural ideas. In the past two years we have explored this agenda by transgressing boundaries; territories in the literal sense, but also cultures, climates and most fundamentally the boundaries of ideas.
I currently teach on both undergraduate and postgraduate Architecture and Interior Design courses with my lecture contribution forming part of both the Technology and Communication teaching teams. With Martin Pearce I co-ordinate BA1, and am Diploma 2 Coordinator. With Lorraine Farrelly I also coordinate ERASMUS exchanges for the School.
Current Research [Back to top]
- Practice Orientated research: Project Office in collaborative work with South East Coastal Communities (SECC) Summer Interns Project, and with St Faiths with the Portsmouth Diocese.
- The notion of travel and sketching.
- Pedagogic Research – Investigation into the links between the NSS (National Students Survey) and understanding of feedback.
Co-written Books [Back to top]
Tyrrell, R., Crowson, N., Carter, A., Botin, L., Steino, N. & Bunt, R. (In preparation). The phenomenological dimensions of architecture.
Conference Papers [Back to top]
Tyrrell, R. & Crowson, N. (2011, March). The phenomena of conservation. To be given at CSAAR 2011: Conservation of architecture, urban areas, nature & landscape: towards a sustainable survival of cultural landscape. Amman, Jordan: Hashemite University.
Esteem Indicators [Back to top]
I have participated in a number of invited teaching exchanges to Italy (drawing event at Sirmoneta, 2005), Oslo (KHIO, 2007/8), Huddersfield (CEBE funded, 2008/9), Aalborg (3 separate visits in 2009/2010).
Professional Memberships [Back to top]
ARB Registered Architect
Fellow, Higher Education Academy