Gregory Cowan

A 'Londoner' since 2003, I'm from Perth Australia.
Architect-urbanist, teacher, musician. I submitted my PhD thesis 'Occupying Streets: Street Design in Station Areas in London and Frankfurt' in April 2014. I seek opportunities to share my experience in architecture and urban design. I will present a lecture at Haus der Architektur in Graz on 2 July - and I perform in Coburg on 11 July and Sibiu 6 June with London School of Samba.

Architektur - Bildung - Musik - Staedtebau
Architecture - Education - Music - Urbanism

As a practitioner and teacher, I work at 'street level' on architecture, urbanism, and education. I develop CPD courses and inspect building sites. Communicating in English and professional-level German. I speak some Mongolian. My projects are in London, Frankfurt, Vienna, Graz, Knittelfeld, Perth and Ulaanbaatar. I play Brazilian percussion and cavaquinho, singing in Portuguese. I am a trustee of Nickson Kakiri Foundation for sign-language awareness in Kenya. Blind transport accessibility audit assistant in London with Chris Cook.

My PhD research investigated street design for mixed-use inner-city areas for all hours. I made a comparative analysis of international railway station quarters in London UK and Frankfurt Germany. Findings suggested ways in which inclusive design can improve the liveability of streets and sustain urban street cultures; especially in the challenging areas of transport interchange neighbourhoods and inner-city public realms.

My specialisms are architecture and urbanism education and research, especially design, materials and engagement in street and station area environments, waterways and other complex urban public realms.

Following my international development experience in Ulaanbaatar, I've been a Neighbourhood Forum member and Living Streets local group chair. My continuing professional education includes the Stone Academy Verona and Milan 2012 and the UK university teaching qualification 2012, the PG Certificate Supporting Learning (Univ. Westminster). I am an Associate of the Higher Education Academy, RIBA chartered member, AA member, PhD(cand) Westminster, MArch(res) Adelaide, BArch(hons) Curtin.