Gregory Cowan

Born in Perth Australia, I've lived in Europe 1989-1992 and as a 'Londoner' since 2003. An architect-urbanist, a teacher and musician. My PhD thesis 'Occupying Streets: Street Design in Station Areas in London and Frankfurt' examined in 2014 is being revised. I am seeking opportunities to share my experience, and to teach architecture and urban design. I lectured at the Housing Institute, Graz University of Technology at Haus der Architektur in Graz on 2 July - between performances in Sibiu and Coburg with London School of Samba, and in December introducing Graz architecture students to inner London social housing and canalboat living in situ.

As a practitioner and teacher, I work on architecture, urbanism, education and music at 'street level'. I undertake editing, develop CPD courses, inspect building sites and factory tours. I communicate in English and professional-level German, and a little Mongolian. My projects are in London, Pori, Frankfurt, Vienna, Graz, Knittelfeld, Perth and Ulaanbaatar. I am a trustee of Nickson Kakiri Foundation for sign-language awareness in Kenya, and a blind transport accessibility audit assistant in London with Chris Cook.

My specialisms are architecture and urbanism education and research, nomadology and art and design. Complex urban public realms, nomadic architecture, materials and engagement in street and station area environments and waterways are components of this nomadology.

Following 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) at the University of Westminster. I am an Associate of the Higher Education Academy, an RIBA chartered member, and AA member.

I also play Brazilian percussion and cavaquinho, singing in Portuguese. I live on a narrowboat on the Regents Canal.

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