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, research, applying design through field work, education and communication.

For Interface, in a German-language London architecture tour, we cruised on the Thames from Pimlico to Tate Bankside, and analysed old and new office buildings in Shoreditch and Spitalfields. With Überbau, Vienna, a London study tour was made of urban regeneration in the City, Canary Wharf and King's Cross.

Regent's Canal living - in inner London - features in 'Barging around Britain', where I appear with John Sergeant (ITV 2016).

"Haus / Boot", my German-language lecture on precarious architecture and urbanism, was presented at Graz University of Technology, Austria, and combined with a field seminar on social housing and waterway dwelling, held on location in London.

Born and professionally educated in Perth Australia, I worked as an architect in Austria 1989 - 1992, and I 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*.
In 2009 I was lead architect on Frankfurt Osthafen - East Harbour.
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.

My musical interests include performing with with London School of Samba, in London, Sibiu, Coburg, Hong Kong and Helsinki.

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