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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Urbanist, architect and educator, applying design through research, field work, education and communication.

In a recent architecture tour of London - with Überbau, Vienna - I highlighted urban regeneration in the City, Canary Wharf and King's Cross. I interpret London's Regent's Canal life in 'Barging around Britain' with John Sergeant (forthcoming on ITV, Spring 2016). A lecture on precarious architecture and urbanism, at Graz University of Technology, Austria was called 'Haus / Boot", and was paired with a floating field seminar, on London social housing and waterway dwelling.

Born and professionally educated in Perth Australia, I worked as an architect in Austria 1989 - 1992, and returned to university as lecturer in architecture in Perth and Kuala Lumpur, 1992 - 2003. I developed architectural education and teaching, based in London since 2003 - and at large in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 2007 - 2008, with Voluntary Service Overseas and a Mongolian Construction College. I worked as an architect on Frankfurt Osthafen - East Harbour in 2009. My PhD research, on streets in station areas in London and Frankfurt, was completed 2015, alongside consulting. I live and work based in King’s Cross, on the Regent’s Canal behind the station.

Musical composition and performance interests, since 2005 include percussion with London School of Samba, with which I've performed in London, Sibiu, Coburg, Hong Kong and Helsinki.

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