Gregory Cowan PhD

Urbanist, Consultant, and Architect in London, United Kingdom

Gregory Cowan PhD

Urbanist, Consultant, and Architect in London, United Kingdom

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Station quarter urbanism - architecture thought leader. Educator, guide, researcher and flexible urbanist-architect. Street design in station areas: PhD research on King's Cross and Bahnhofsviertel Frankfurt. Independent assessor with RIBA Continuing Professional Development Providers' Network. Field work, teaching, cross-cultural communication and international development inform my practice.

Visiting lecturer at University of Westminster, where I teach about station and entertainment areas at night. Guided tour for first-time London visitor, virtuoso Brazilian guitarist João Camarero in London Bridge station area. Sunday morning walk from mass at Southwark Cathedral, to Crossbones Cemetery, via Shakespeare's Globe and the centre of the Thames on the Millennium Footbridge. Discussed about Tate, Queen Boudicea, the Romans and the Tower of London. A German-language contemporary architecture tour included transport from Pimlico to Bankside on the Thames, then comparing office developments in Shoreditch and Spitalfields. A study tour with Überbau, Vienna (also in German) investigated urban regeneration: reviewing the City, Canary Wharf and King's Cross.

Tour of bargee life on London's Regent's Canal, appears on John Sargent's 'Barging around Britain' (ITV 2016). "Haus / Boot", German-language lecture and course on precarious architecture and urbanism, delivered at Graz University of Technology and Haus der Architektur in Austria, summer 2014. This was combined with London field work in which Graz students studied social housing and waterway dwelling, with an onboard seminar and canal walking tour in King's Cross.

A tour of creative urbanism and regeneration in King's Cross for British Council directors of Nordic and Baltic cities. Pori Finland in 2010, exhibition of banner artworks about life in Ulaanbaatar, as part of 'Bare House'.

Born and schooled in Perth Australia, I worked as an architect in Graz, Austria with Szyszkowitz Kowalski (1989 -

  • Work
    • Dr Gregory Cowan RIBA
  • Education
    • University of Westminster
    • University of Adelaide
    • Curtin University