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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Thought leader on station area urbanism and architecture. Educator, guide, researcher and flexible urbanist-architect. Research on King's Cross and Bahnhofsviertel Frankfurt - PhD on street design in station areas. Independent assessor, RIBA Continuing Professional Development Providers' Network. Communication and international development inform my practice.

Developing themes 'Occupying Streets: Carnival, Bare Streets and Street Design'. Visiting lecturer, University of Westminster, tourism and urbanism; station and entertainment areas at night. Tour for Brazilian guitarist João Camarero first London visit; morning walk from Sunday mass at Southwark Cathedral, to Crossbones Cemetery, via Shakespeare's Globe and the centre of the River Thames on the Millennium Footbridge, with Tate, Boudicea, Romans and the Tower of London. A German-language architecture tour included Thames ferry from Pimlico to Bankside, then comparing office developments in Shoreditch and Spitalfields. A study tour with Überbau, Vienna (in German) investigated urban regeneration; the City, Canary Wharf and King's Cross.

Bargee life on London's Regent's Canal, appears on John Sargent's 'Barging around Britain' (ITV 2016). "Haus / Boot", a German-language lecture and course on precarious architecture and urbanism, Graz University of Technology and Haus der Architektur in Austria, summer 2014. London field work for Graz students studying social housing and waterway dwelling; onboard seminar and canal walking tour in King's Cross.

Creative urbanism and regeneration tour, King's Cross, for British Council directors of Nordic and Baltic cities. Pori Finland; exhibition of banner artworks about life in Ulaanbaatar, 'Bare Streets'.

Born and schooled in Perth Australia, architect in Graz, Austria with Szyszkowitz Kowalski, Hermann Czech, Vienna, Educator at Curtin, Westminster and LimKokWing Universities, Mongolian Construction College and at RIBA.

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