Bob Giddings

United Kingdom
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Short biography: 

Professor Bob Giddings is Chair of Architecture and Urban Design at Northumbria University. He studied architecture at Newcastle University winning two prizes in design competitions. His interest in the integration of design and management led to a Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Building. A Master of Arts in Urban Studies was followed by a Doctorate in Architecture and Urban Design from the Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies at the University of York. Before university, Bob was employed as a Building Technologist in London but has since worked with a number of award-winning architectural practices. He has pioneered three innovative degree courses, including the Architecture programme at Northumbria University. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications in books, academic journals and international conference proceedings; supervises and examines PhD candidates; engages with schools of architecture around the world; and is currently visiting professor at two universities in Europe. Recently he has become involved with the Association of Architectural Educators; and achieved the status of Senior Fellow at the Higher Education Academy.

Research interests: 

Post City Structuring approach to Urban Design - focusing on public space in the city centre
Design of city squares
Future of the city centre

Institution and contacts:
Room D120, Ellison Building, Northumberland Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 191 227 4742
bob.giddings [at]