Gregory Cowan PhD

Architect, Teacher, and Urbanist in London, United Kingdom

Gregory Cowan PhD

Architect, Teacher, and Urbanist in London, United Kingdom

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An architect-urbanist, I co-design cities through research, field work, education and communication.

I developed a London contemporary architecture tour with Überbau (Vienna). I appear on London's Regent's Canal in 'Barging around Britain' (forthcoming ITV 2016). I have lectured on architecture and urbanism at Graz University of Technology, Austria (in German). The lecture 'Haus / Boot" in summer 2014 was followed by a floating seminar, on London social housing and waterway dwelling on board - convened in the field and incorporating a tow path walk, in winter 2014.

I studied architecture in Perth Australia, my birthplace. I worked as an architect in Austria 1989 - 1992, returning to teach in Perth and Kuala Lumpur 1992 - 2003. Based in London since 2003, but on placement 2007 - 2008 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, I developed architectural education and teachers' capacity with Voluntary Service Overseas and a Mongolian Construction College. In 2009 I worked as an architect in Frankfurt, then completed my PhD research in London and Frankfurt, while consulting.

I consult, guide, edit, teach, research and translate. Musical interests include composition and performance, as a percussionist with London School of Samba. I've performed since 2005 in London, UK, and in Sibiu, Coburg, Hong Kong and Helsinki. I live beside King's Cross St. Pancras International Station, in central London, on the Regent's Canal.

  • Work
    • Gregory Cowan RIBA
  • Education
    • University of Westminster